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The CIOB Complex Projects Contract 2013

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Keith Pickavance

February 2014

A paper given to the Society of Construction Law at a meeting in Edinburgh on 6th November 2013

In this paper, Keith Pickavance, co-author of the Chartered Institute of Building's 'Contract for Use with Complex Projects' looks at the contract form in some detail. He explains that the contract is intended for the management of projects which, by their nature, cannot be effectively managed by intuition alone and for use by government agencies and companies in a variety of procurement methods (including build only, design and build and turnkey) and envisages the use of special conditions for each project.

Introduction -Format of the documents - Complex projects - Transparency - Communications - Listed persons - Information flow - Contractor design - Time management - Progress records - Progress update and revision - Cost management - Predicted out-turn cost - Interim valuations - Employer's risks - Float and time contingencies - Risk management - Recovery and acceleration - Extensions of time and compensation - Concurrency - Termination - Dispute resolution - Availability of CPC2013.

The author: Keith Pickavance LLB, Dip Arch, RIBA, PPCIOB is an Executive Consultant with Hill International and co-author of CPC2013; he is also author of 'Delay and Disruption in Construction Contract's (4th edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010) and contributing editor to 'Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects' (Wiley Blackwell, 2011).

Text 20 pages.