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An Introduction to Employer's Obligations under Construction Contracts (Part 1)

An Introduction to Employer's Obligations under Construction Contracts (Part 1)

The aim of this course is to explore the obligations imposed on Employers under construction contracts. The Employer is also sometimes referred to as the Client, Promoter, Owner, Purchaser, Principal, or User. The CIOB Code of practice for project management 4th edition, defines a client as the 'Entity, individual or organisation commissioning and funding the project, directly or indirectly.' It is often the case that the Employer is a group of people and as such it is essential that they understand their obligations under the contract and meet them in a timely fashion in order to deliver the project successfully.

After studying this course, you should be able to:-

1. Define key obligations typically imposed on the employer, and in particular the implied obligations such as non-hindrance and co-operation, offering specific examples of non-hindrance and co-operation and how they are dealt with under common forms of contract.
2. Explain what are employer's express obligations and be able to outline how common forms of contract dealt with key provisions such as:- payment, necessary nominations, site obligations, insurance of the works, confidentiality, permits, licenses or approvals, providing contract documents, and co-operation.

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