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Categories:
Construction
Procurement & Outsourcing
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to explore the key issues surrounding disputes which arise when the work-scope of a construction contract is varied. The speaker addresses the problems with analysing the work-scope of a construction contract, the typical features of a variations clause and the situations in which a contractor may refuse to carry out the extra work. To conclude the podcast, the speaker discusses the often overlooked aspects of variations provisions.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know why variations clauses are included in construction contracts;
  • Know the typical features of these clauses;
  • Understand the key liability issues in this area;
  • Appreciate the often overlooked aspects of variations provisions.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • FIDIC Red Book Williams v Fitzmaurice (1858) 157 ER 709;
  • Strachan & Henshaw v Stein (1997) 87 BLR;
  • Simplex v Borough of St Pancreas (1958) 14 BLR;
  • Blue Circle Industries v Holland Dredging Company (1987) 37 BLR 40;
  • MOD v Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick (2000) BLR 20;
  • Taverner v Glamorgan County Council (1941) 57 TLR 243.

This podcast deals with the common problem of disputes and changes to workscope under construction contracts. It takes a closer look at the key liability issues in this area.

podcast added 13/05/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-02-27

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