Completion of the works

Completion of the works guidance:

1 Acceleration 1.1 If at any time the Employer (acting reasonably) wishes the Contractor to complete the [design and] construction of the Works or any part thereof on or...

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What is acceleration? Acceleration in construction law is generally understood to mean taking measures to speed up the works in order to complete them earlier than would...

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The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties. This Practice Note...

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Defects (priority classification) 1 The Architect/Contract Administrator may (acting reasonably) nominate the ‘Priority Classification’ of any particular defect,...

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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to site to rectify...

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Taking occupation before practical completion The default position in most building contracts is that the contractor is given exclusive possession of the site and the...

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This Practice Note looks at the Contractor’s obligations in relation to commencement, progress and completion in the 2017 editions of the FIDIC contracts (Red, Yellow and...

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This Practice Note considers the Contractor’s obligations in relation to time under the JCT 2011 and 2016 contracts. It looks at commencement of work, the obligation to...

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The Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) (as amended by the Latent Damage Act 1986 (LDA 1986)) governs the time limits for bringing different types of legal claims. If a claim...

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Definitions for use in a building contract ‘Practical Completion’ means a state in which the Works or any Section thereof are complete in all respects and free from...

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Remeasurement 1 [Gross Internal Area means the gross internal area of the Premises expressed in square [feet OR metres] and measured in accordance with the Code of...

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What is sectional completion? Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at different times, there will be multiple...

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Snagging 1 The Architect/Contract Administrator may deliver to the Contractor as an instruction a schedule of any incomplete items of work and defects outstanding at the...

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What is the final account? The expression 'final account' refers to the consolidated financial summary which is presented by the contractor to the employer after all work...

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This Practice Note examines the concept of ‘time at large’ in relation to the completion of works under a construction contract, including what time at large means, how...

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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them. Practical...

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