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Wrongful termination of contract in construction industry

Chong, Oi Siang (2011) Wrongful termination of contract in construction industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.

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Construction contract plays a very important role in all construction projects. Construction contract cover all the terms and conditions of the contract that need to be complied by all parties in the contract. Once a party enters into a construction contract, he must strictly perform his obligation according to the terms and conditions of the contract. So, it is very important for the contractual parties to understand the contract documents and construction law to assist them to understand their role and responsibilities. If any of the contractual party breach the conditions of contract or unable to perform his obligations, then another party can terminate or determine the contract. “Termination” and “determination” have different definition. “Termination” of contract means that to treat the contract as an end. “Determination” means that to reconsider the contract and not simply terminate the contract. In Malaysia, there are several types of standard forms of construction contracts available for use in the construction industry, such as PWD 203A, PAM, CIDB etc. Under these standard forms of construction contract, there are several clauses provided for termination or determination of contract by the employer and also by the contractor. Generally, these standard forms of construction contract provide the clauses which allow the contractual parties to terminate a contract and also the procedures to terminate a contract. If the termination of the contract is not done correctly, it can be considered as a wrongful termination of construction contract. If the termination of construction contract is wrongful, then the termination could be void or invalid. Therefore, this study focused on the reasons why the termination of contract is considered as wrongful or unlawful. From the result of this research, it can be concluded that the common reasons for wrongful termination of construction contract are unreasonable grounds of termination, issuance of notices and breach of contract by terminating party before termination of contract.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Kontrak Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2011; Supervisor : Dr. Nur Emma Mustaffa
Uncontrolled Keywords:Construction contracts
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:36715
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:03 Mar 2014 07:28
Last Modified:18 Feb 2020 04:20

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