Engineering Contracts

Engineering Contracts There are the standard  forms of engineering contracts. The principles are broadly similar to those in respect of construction contracts. Engineers Ireland publish a standard civil engineering project contract. Engineering contracts are used in relation to projects such as roads, bridges and sewage systems. Most building and construction contracts have significant engineering elements. […]

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Contract Matters

Claims for Payment Under standard forms of engineering contract, at the end of every month, the contractor submits interim valuations of work done. This is to be certified by the engineer and paid within 28 days. There is retention pending expiry of the defects liability period. Not later than three months after the date of […]

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Contracts & Subcontracts

Contract Types Engineering contracts fall into a number of major categories.  There are lump-sum, measurement, cost reimbursement, design and construct, and all in / turnkey contracts. The contract documents adopted in civil engineering construction are usually on a measurement basis. They commonly comprise instructions to tenderers, a form of tender and appendix, a form of […]

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Engineers General Conditions

Engineering Contract Conditions. The standard conditions emerged after the Second World War in the United Kingdom. Prior to this, there are divergent forms of contract used by various public and private bodies.  The Engineers Institute General Conditions date from 1980.  They largely restate the UK ICE conditions of contract.  These may been replaced in the UK […]

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Bills of Quantities and Variations

Bill of Quantities The bill of quantities may or may not be a contract document. The bill of quantities is a detailed schedule or description of the works prepared by a quantity surveyor in accordance with standards published and agreed by the quantity surveying profession. The bill of quantities will describe the materials and inputs […]

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Defining the Works

Specification The specification sets out the works in detail. It contains a description of the nature and quality of the works and the required workmanship. It is usually read in conjunction with drawings and bills of quantities. Together they should furnish sufficient evidence to define the works. The specification should include on-site facilities and general […]

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The Engineer

The Role of the Engineer The engineer is normally a member of one of the engineering professional institutions. The engineer is appointed by the employer/developer or promoter. However, he owes duties to both the contractor and employer under the contract. The appointment of the engineer will generally by way of the professional institute’s relevant standard […]

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