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By David E. L. Janssens (auth.)

Looks at examples of the design-build agreement in operation to illustrate its utilization and layout. The BBC Headquarters is one instance the place the agreement avoided price escalation, hold up and loss and rate via the contractor with none detriment to the architectural freedom of design.

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Forms of Contract for Use with the BPF System With the publication of the BPF System, the BPF/ACA Form of Building Agreement was published, and subsequently, in 1988, the Supplementary Provisions to the JCT 1981 Form were published for use with the BPF System. Main Provisions of the }CT/BPF Supplement The provisions of the supplement are numbered 51 to 57 covering topics as follows: 51 -Adjudication Certain specified matters of dispute may be referred by the employer or the contractor to an adjudicator for speedy settlement.

1. Although it must be added that, strictly speaking, this does not constitute a change in the Contract Sum as, in fact, it is a separate payment or debt owed to the Employer by the Contractor. Variations (BPF/ACA Form) Clause 15 of the BPF/ACA Form conveniently lists those clauses (and no others) which may give rise to an adjustment in the Contract Sum. e. 4 is used, the Contract Sum is to be adjusted to correct any mistakes in the bills. (ii) Disturbance to the regular progress of the work caused by any act, omission, default or negligence of the Client or his Representative; Clause 7.

2, the adjudication clause, among those whose provisions may give rise to a change in the Contract Sum. EXTENSIONS OF TIME The grounds for extension of the contract period vary little between the JCT 1981 and the BPF/ACA forms of contract, and so we shall consider the two forms side-by-side. Contractors should beware of deletions which employers are accustomed to make. Employers on the other hand should recognise that the more risk to the contractor in the contract, the more contingency, or greater profit, he will allow.

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