Commentary

60 Grounds for extension of time

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

60 Grounds for extension of time

| Commentary

60 Grounds for extension of time

Some construction contracts1 specify in detail the delaying events which entitle the contractor to an extension of time, while others2 adopt a more general phrase such as ‘circumstances beyond the contractor’s control’. The choice of approach should be carefully considered, because general words of the latter kind do not cover delays for which the employer is responsible3.

Extension of time provisions can raise considerable practical problems in cases where concurrent or overlapping causes contribute to an overall delay. Where there is an extension of time clause such as that contained in the JCT standard forms

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