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Design liability: problems with defining extent and level

Lupton, Sarah Alice 2016. Design liability: problems with defining extent and level. International Construction Law Review 33 (2) , pp. 96-110.

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Abstract

In modern procurement there are many contributors to the design process, and it is important that the related contracts delineate their roles precisely. Clear allocation of decision-making depends on the specifi cation and other documents tying in with the contractual provisions, and on subsequent behaviour refl ecting what was anticipated in the package. All too often, perhaps because of shortage of time, insuffi cient care is given to fi nalising these key documents. This article 2 explores cases where the extent or level has not been clearly set out, sometimes with unexpected results. The projects covered are of varied scale, but all involve some allocation of design responsibly to the contractor and provide useful lessons for those involved in drafting tender packages

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Informa Business Intelligence
ISSN: 0265-1416
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 April 2016
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 09:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/89548

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