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building contract

generally a CONTRACT the subject matter of which is for a building to be built. More specially to facilitate all but the smallest projects, various bodies have established standard form contracts covering as many eventualities as possible, providing convenient ways of measuring damages and loss and usually providing for ARBITRATION (and in the UK subject to ADJUDICATION).

The person who wants the work done is often called the employer. He will contract with a contractor to carry out the job, which is known as the works. The contractor is likely to make contracts with other individual trades and they are known as sub-contractors or ‘subbies’.

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Price is not the only award criterion and all the criteria are stated only in the contract documents.
ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to probe all mega projects initiated during the ongoing tenure of the incumbent government and sought records of contract documents of these projects from federal and provincial governments concerned, it was learnt reliably.
Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered -- contract documents provide this insight where press releases do not.
Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered contract documents provide this insight where press releases do not.
Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered - contract documents provide this insight where press releases do not.
He said the contract documents and many procedures are archaic and need drastic changes.
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7 Failure to read, review and understand "The Special General Conditions" section of contract documents. (These supersede General Conditions).
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Project success - short- and long-term - is all about relationships, a situation that Ann Rackas, managing director, AIA Contract Documents, for Washington, D.C.-based American Institute of Architects (AIA), appreciates.
The general provisions provide guidelines for the interpretation of the Contract Documents. They reiterate Article 1 of the Agreement, restating the documents that are included in the Contract Documents (the Agreement, the General Conditions, the Supplementary Conditions, other Conditions, Drawings, Specifications, Addenda issued prior to execution of the Contract, and other documents listed in the Agreement and Modifications issued after execution of the Contract).

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