Category: legal

Procedure for getting a pool built

RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE FOR GETTING A POOL BUILT: CONTRACTS AND DEALING WITH DISPUTES 1.14 Introduction The recommendations which follow are intended mainly for private persons, club committees and owners of small hotels, although it is...

Risks inherent in major construction projects

As a construction project increases in size, the risks inherent in its planning, design and execution do not simply multiply in proportion to the increase in size. Instead, new and peculiar risks emerge which...

Allocation of risks in construction

When the risks are identified, they should be allocated to the various parties involved in the contract. This allocation should be based on a sound appraisal of the interplay between the parties and the...

Hazards in construction

Moving away from day-to-day activities into those connected with construction, we find that all categories of hazards exist producing the possibility of loss of life, personal injury, moral damage, material damage, financial loss and...

Construction – Risk management

Risk management is defined in British Standard 4778, 1991, as the process whereby decisions are made to accept a known or assessed risk and/or the implementation of actions to reduce the consequences or probability...

Risks in construction

Based on the statistics gathered in the past three decades on topics, such as disputes in the construction industry and international arbitration,accidents at work and exposure to natural hazards around the world, it can...

Construction risk – A hazard or a risk?

The two words ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ are generally used interchangeably and are sometimes confused with each other. However, there is, in fact, an important and subtle difference between the two words and if the...

Construction and the law

Construction and the law

The interaction between construction and the law stems from the activity generated by the construction process. It involves matters related to legal concepts that reach far beyond the law of contract. Professionals involved in...