IEE Colloquium on How to Operate Standard Form Contracts Successfully

15-15 Nov. 1995

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  • Whither we goest with the virtues of the IEE/IMechE Model Form of general conditions of contract?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):1/1 - 1/2
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    The Model Form of Contract (the Form) was first published by the IEE (joined later by the IMechE) in order to meet a widely felt need in 1903, and is now in its twenty-fourth edition as a process of natural evolvement. Here, the author describes how the implied question in the above title is posed simply because the Form, despite its long and honourable history, is presently in danger of being sup... View full abstract»

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  • Suitable sub-contract arrangements for specialist engineering contractors

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):2/1 - 211
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    No construction project is risk-free. Risk can be managed minimised, shared transferred or accepted. It cannot be ignored. Risk is also generated by uncertainty. If the uncertainty is not resolved or if the allocation of risk is not equitable, the industry can only operate in a manner which is inefficient which, in turn, means higher costs for its customers or clients. This paper sets out to expla... View full abstract»

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  • Negotiating Acceptable Terms

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Successful management of contract conditions

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4/1 - 4/6
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    This paper discusses the successful operation of standard forms of contract from the perspective of someone involved in drafting the IMechE/IEE model forms and also with some experience of acting as the "Engineer". The starts with the question "what makes a good contract?", then looks at the selection of the right conditions of contract for a particular application, including model forms and poten... View full abstract»

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  • Project management and contract conditions-the choice

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):5/1 - 5/6
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    No set of Model Conditions of Contract exists in isolation. Every set is written around a particular type of commercial contract situation. It is drafted to describe the various necessary stages of that type of situation, to allocate the various commercial, technical and economic risks involved between the parties to the contract, and to provide appropriate solutions to the more predictable proble... View full abstract»

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  • FIDIC Yellow and Orange books as used in international procurement

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7/1 - 7/4
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    The need for special Conditions of Contract for use on international assignments was first recognised by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) back in 1957 when it published the first edition of the now well-known Red Book (Conditions of Contract for Civil Works). For the first few years after its publication, the document was used for all disciplines, whether civil or elect... View full abstract»

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  • When things go wrong-an arbitrator's view of how to minimise conflict

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):8/1 - 8/5
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    Inevitably, some contracts will go wrong. It does not seem to matter whether we look at standard form contracts or at contracts drawn up specifically for a particular piece of work. There will be occasions when the interests of the two parties diverge and there will be times when each will understand the contract in a different way. The arbitrator's task is to minimise conflict in such a situation... View full abstract»

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