Tag Archive for Tag: engineer

Tag: engineer The engineer’s duty to provide all necessary drawings to the contractor

Under the ICE conditions the engineer has a duty to provide the contractor with the drawings and further instructions needed to carry out the works. This is additional to the tender drawings issued which do not need to show every detail. The engineer must therefore watch construction progress to ensure any  further drawings the contractor needs are supplied to him in good time.

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Tag: engineer Limitations to the engineer’s powers under ICE conditions

Under the ICE conditions the engineer can only instruct a variation of the works which is ‘in his opinion necessary for the completion of the works’, or ‘desirable for the completion and/or improved functioning of the works’. Thus the engineer cannot order matters which are, for instance, extraneous to The employer and his engineer 91 1Although he has no duty to act impartially,

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Tag: engineer A note on alternative provisions of the ECC conditions

Under the ECC conditions a project manager is appointed to administer the contract and he has no duty to act independently or impartially.1 He represents the employer, so acts for the employer who is committed by his manager’s decisions. Consequently the employer has no right under the contract to take a dispute with his manager to adjudication or arbitration. But if the contractor disputes any

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Tag: engineer The role of the employer’s engineer under ICE conditions

Under the ICE conditions the employer appoints an independent engineer to administer the contract for construction termed ‘the Engineer’ under the contract. This engineer is required under the ICE conditions to ‘act impartially within the terms of the contract having regard to all the circumstances’ (Clause 2(8)). He (or she) may often be a consulting engineer engaged by the employer, or can be a member

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Tag: engineer Quality assurance considerations

A contractor may run a quality assurance (QA) system and some employers  take this into consideration when making a list of selected contractors for tendering. QA is an administrative system for checking that the quality of a firm’s output complies with some set standards (see Reference 1). But this does not include a definition of the standards. For example a contractor may issue

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Tag: engineer Introduction to employer and his engineer

When the employer has drawings and specifications prepared there are two main types of construction contract he can use in the UK to get the works built – the ICE Conditions of Contract (the ‘ICE conditions’) or the ICE Engineering and Construction Contract (the ‘ECC conditions’). These have been described in Sections 4.2(a) and 4.2(f). The ICE conditions have been used for construction of

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