Tag: construction contract

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Take Care When Drafting Definitions of “Practical Completion”
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Design life warranties and fitness for purpose in Construction Contracts: the position in Australia and England

Take Care When Drafting Definitions of “Practical Completion”

By Kevin Greene and Daniel R. Cartmell, K&L Gates, London

The December 2018 decision in University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty Group Ltd [2018] EWHC 3230 (TCC) provides valuable insight into how courts could interpret “Practical Completion” – a central concept in most construction contracts, but one that often lacks clarity and/or definitional precision.

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Design life warranties and fitness for purpose in Construction Contracts: the position in Australia and England

By Sandra SteeleBelinda Montgomery, and Julia Kingston

Although Australian construction contracts quite commonly provide for design life warranties in respect of plant, equipment, building or structures, the concept of a ‘design life warranty’ has not been the subject of extensive commentary by the Australian legal profession or interpretation by the courts in Australia.

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