Contract Administration Supplementary Course Notes
Definition and purpose of contract
A simple definition of contract is an agreement between two parties.
According to the Oxford Dictionary of Law, a contract is a legal binding agreement.
An agreement ari
In 2001, there were a total of 9206 site accidents of which claims 28 lives. The
following table shows the accident rates in Construction Industry over the past five years.
Fatality Rate per
The construction industry covers a complex field of activity involving many operative
skills and conditions that vary considerably from one project to another. Site and
climatic conditions, market conditions, project c
Tort and Tort Law
Tort is generally referring to a private or civil wrong or injury, one that exists
independent of contract.
The fundamental purpose of tort law is to compensate victims of torts.
Punishment of negligent wrongdoers is not a purpose
Parties to the Contract
Parties to the Contract
Functions, Responsibilities and Obligations of the Parties
The Employer is the Client, who pays the design and construction costs. The Employer
is, therefore, the most important party
 Types of Contract
Contracts for the execution of construction works may be broadly classified as follows.
1. Lump Sum Contracts
Definition:- In a lump sum contract the contractor undertakes to carry out certain
specified works for a
Quality In Construction
It is difficult to define quality in construction since most products of the
construction industry are specifically designed for a specific purpose (unlike
the manufacturing industry).
Quality is defined in ISO a
Tendering procedures should facilitate the achievement of the clients objective. The
client maybe seeking the lowest price, the shortest contract time, the highest quality
or merely value for money. The tende
Definition of Contract
An agreement between two or more parties to do or not to do some acts, their intention is
to create a legal relationship which is enforceable by law.
In the case of a civil contract, this is an agreement under which the contract
Interim Payment and Its Administration Procedure
It is a normal practice for contracts to be paid sums on account as the construction is on
progress. The reasons are that :
Employers assist the
7Resolution of Disputes
Resolution of Disputes in the Construction Industry
When disputes arise, there may be occasions that both parties cannot reach agreement.
The settlement of construction disputes by methods other than litigation is comm
SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION
An Introduction To Statutory Procedure of Building Works
Appoint Authorised Person (AP) and Registered Structural
AP and RSE prepare and submit prescribed plans to Building
Authority (BA) for approval