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An Introduction to Employer's Obligations under Construction Contracts (Part 2)

An Introduction to Employer's Obligations under Construction Contracts (Part 2)

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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. Explain which tasks are typically the responsibility for the contract administrator under common forms of contract, including responsibility for site conditions.
2. Explore the contractor's risk, employer's responsibility, shared responsibility under standard forms and how the health and safety are typically dealt with.