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Engineering Law and the I.C.E. Contracts by M.W. Abrahamson

By M.W. Abrahamson

The kinds of delicate, contract, stipulations and bond released through the establishment of Civil Engineers were designed to standardise the tasks of contractors, employers and engineers and to distribute really the dangers inherent in civil engineering.

This vintage advisor to the contracts presents and authoritative reference, and likewise a wealthy and functional advent to the foundations of development law.

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52(2), or possibly even an “appropriate increase or decrease of any rates or prices” under cl. 56(2), the rates and prices in the bill strictly speaking do not govern (p. 211), but if either party refers to those rates and prices as having some relevance to the payment due to the contractor it seems that the contractor in the case of an addition or the employer in the case of a deduction may refer to the fact that the rates and prices were to some extent affected by an adjustment item. C. items should not be included (presumably including their associated items for attendances and profit), and they are not reduced by the percentage, since they are items of outlay for the contractor and subject to change.

V. , Building Industry News, Feb. 17, 1967, an item for (j) The practice in the case of an error in extension of dividing the extended figure by the number of units included in the extension, so as to get a new rate proportionate to the actual total extended, is not correct. Where a mistaken extension is not discovered it stands insofar as it affects the lump sum price for the original contract work in a lump sum contract; in valuing variations and extra quantities (and in a measure and value contract in valuing all the work—below) there does not seem, for the reasons stated in the text, to be any basis on which the engineer should hold that the mistaken extension overrides the correct rate inserted.

A drafting error in the previous edition is corrected. 17. CLAUSE REFERENCES. This definition permits omission of the “hereof” which appears in the previous edition after each cross-reference to a clause number. This tiny nod in the direction of modern and clear drafting appears to have exhausted the draftsman of this edition. e. in the conditions (general or special), not in the specification or other documents. 18. “ ‘COST’…DEEMED TO INCLUDE OVERHEAD COSTS WHETHER ON OR OFF… THE SITE”. Note that this definition only applies to references to cost in the conditions of contract (general or special), not in other contract documents.

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