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Clarity and improving level of understanding of contract documentation

Mohamad, Mohamad Ibrahim and Madon, Zulkifli and Zin, Rosli and Mansur, Shaiful Amri (2008) Clarity and improving level of understanding of contract documentation. Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, 20 (1). pp. 128-136. ISSN 1823-7843

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Abstract

The contractual obligation by any party in any contract will be interpreted by terms and contents of the documents laid down in the contract. Effective interpretation and understanding of the contractual obligations will be much dependent on the clarity of the documents in translating the needs and requirements implied as in the agreement. Improper understanding of the documents may lead to the different interpretations that may result in unnecessary contractual problems such as disputes, unnecessary claims, reworks, shoddy works, and even litigation. This paper presents the results of the study related to issue of understanding of construction contract documentation in Malaysia. Also presented are the factors that inhibit understanding of the contract as well as factors that can help to make the interpretation process much easier. Eventually, a proposal of various factors that can be used to improve the level of understanding of contract document is suggested in this paper

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:clarity of contract, construction procurement, contract documentation, improving contract document
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:11726
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 09:22
Last Modified:09 Aug 2012 07:21

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