Construction Contracts

Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series


An employer commissioning a building project will expect to obtain a building that satisfies his needs as to form and quality, of which he can take possession at the agreed time and for which he will pay the optimum economic price.1 It is often difficult to demonstrate achievement of the optimum price without receiving comparative tenders from independent contractors, although there has been a tendency to move towards other contractual arrangements in the post-war years.


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© Ivor H. Seeley 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NottinghamUK

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