By A C Twort; J Gordon Rees
This re-creation updates and revises the simplest sensible consultant for on-site engineers. Written from the perspective of the venture engineer it information their tasks, powers, and tasks. The publication has been totally up-to-date to mirror the most recent alterations to administration perform and new kinds of contract.
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Use of these standard conditions is beneficial because they are familiar to contractors, give greater certainty in operation, and reduce the parties' exposure to risk. Such conditions are often produced by co-operation between contractors' and employers' organizations, with the advice of engineers and other professionals experienced in construction. The documents thus drawn up give a reasonable balance of risk between the parties. However, their clauses are often interdependent, hence any alteration of them must be done with care, and is generally inadvisable because it may introduce uncertainties of interpretation.
He may carry out many similar duties as the engineer under the traditional form of contract, but he is not fully independent. The specific content of the contract will define the limit of his powers to act independently. Decisions made by the project manager on matters that are subject to assent by the employer will commit the employer, who will not be able to dispute them. From the contractor's point of view, the project manager's decisions will be regarded as the employer' Sr9 so he may feel it necessary to increase his prices to cover the risk the employer might tend to interpret the contract in his own favour.
The contractor carries the main responsibility for design but must comply with any requirements set out in the contract. He arranges all procurement including any civil, mechanical, electrical and instrument work, etc. and installs, sets to work, commissions and tests all plant. Performance tests are required to prove that the effectiveness of the plant is as specified in the contract. Provisions for dealing with claims and variations are not extensive; the expectation being that, prior to the award of contract, the parties will have agreed in detail the specific items of plant to be provided, so that little change is needed.
Civil engineering project management by A C Twort; J Gordon Rees