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Construction Law: "Back to Basics" - How do you deal with change during the construction of the works?
Welcome to the Construction Law “Back to Basics” podcast – a series of podcasts by Stevens & Bolton’s construction and engineering team designed to provide listeners with an overview of the core construction law principles you need to be aware of throughout the key stages of a construction project.
Whether you are procuring a professional team or looking to pursue a claim, our series of podcasts hopes to provide you with a succinct summary of the practical points that need to be at the forefront of your mind as a project moves from conception to completion.
In the third episode, Gwilym Evans and Chris Lamb look at why it’s important to make allowances in your contracts to reflect the likelihood that changes might arise on a project after works have begun. In particular, this podcast touches on:
- common contractual mechanisms for managing changes and variations to the contract
- what is meant by “provisional sums” and how these work in practice
- who takes responsibility for any changes when it comes to additional time and costs that may be incurred as a result of a change