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Disputes in design and build construction contract

Jasri, Siti Aishah Aqilah (2011) Disputes in design and build construction contract. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.


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Design and Build projects have become popular in Malaysia around the year 2000, particularly in the public sector. The basic concept of Design and Build require the project to be contracted to a single organisation that would be responsible for design, procurement, engineering and commissioning. In the traditional system, the designer is only responsible for exercising the average degree of skill or care of the design and does not typically guarantee a successful outcome for services. However, the standard of care for a contractor under Design and Build is different; contractor provides both implied and express warranties of a successful project as a result of their services. This is one of the reasons why employers choose the Design and Build as it does not just give benefits to the employer but clarifies the contractor’s scope of its liability with the intention of reducing the amount of claims. However, this is not always achieved and disputes among the contractual parties still arise. This study is to identify the circumstances of disputes which will arise under Design and Build contract that relate to the contractor’s liability of design. This study is based on literature review and analysis of law cases related to the issue. After analysing the cases, it can be concluded that the employer will need to prove that the works which have been done are not fit for intended purpose; or the defective work are caused by the contractor’s defective design, materials, or workmanship; or the design was carried out negligently. Therefore, by conducting this study, the decision and judgment regarding to the issue of contractor’s liability can be used as a guideline so that the dispute or problem under Design and Build projects will not happen in future.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Kontrak Pembinaan) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2011; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maizon Hashim
Uncontrolled Keywords:public sector, contractor’s liability, design and building
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:36539
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:27 Feb 2014 03:41
Last Modified:27 May 2018 08:12

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