266. Time at large.

266.     Time at large.

Time is said to be 'at large'1 in situations such as the following2:

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    (1)     where a building contractor is prevented from completing by the time specified in the contract by an act of the employer or an act for which the employer is responsible under the contract (such as a breach of contract or ordering additional or varied work3);

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    (2)     where a building contract contains provisions enabling the time for completion to be extended and thus to preserve the right to damages for failure to complete on time4, notwithstanding the occurrence of an