This report presents CIRIA's integrated review of contractual relations and forms of contract in construction in relation to quality management. It covers: (1) how clients are applying quality management, and the resulting contractual implications; (2) current pitfalls, disadvantages, and misunderstandings; (3) how the construction industry should operate best, in a situation where all parties to the construction process implement effective quality management systems, and the resulting contractual implications; (4) what interim steps might be desirable, and the resulting contractual implications; and (5) the role of insurance in construction quality and its compatibility with construction management. All types of contractual situations are covered, with a view to recommending how best to give all parties the maximum incentive to maintain and improve the standard of their work. The aspects, which the report addresses in turn, are: the law of obligations, construction contracts, quality system standards, quality system elements, invoking quality systems, and latent defects insurance. Four key recommendations are made, together with further short-term and longer-term recommendations. Detailed appendices review quality system elements and the ideas submitted during consultation.

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    Construction Industry Research & Information Assoc

    6 Storey's Gate
    London SW1P 3AU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BARBER, J N
  • Publication Date: 1992


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 156 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86017-353-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM