Defining completion of construction works and extensions of time. RICS guidance.

13 April, 2020

With the current Covid - 19 pandemic and its impact on the construction industry, once the current uncertainty is over how will the parties to contract react, will practical completion be more difficult to agree if a potential tenant or owners have pulled

Extension of time

COVID-19

Practical Completion

Delays

Delays occur on most construction projects, and always have done. At some point during a project, particular parts of the works, or the works as a whole, will not progress as quickly as planned, with the risk that the contractual completion date will not be met. Sometimes, the lack of progress will be due to events that are the employer’s responsibility under the contract; sometimes, the lack of progress will be due to events that are the contractor’s responsibility.

Attachments

  • Defining completion of construction works 1st edition.pdf ( 952 KB )
  • Extensions of time 1st edition.pdf ( 1 MB )