The contracting trap: Why contract specifications are the most likely thing to let you down

article construction contract specifications WEB
29 October 2018


This article was originally published in the NATSPEC Product Partners Booklet 2018, available here. It has been reproduced with permission.

Parties will typically invest in drafting and negotiating contract ‘general conditions’ to protect their commercial interests.


While this investment is critical, it is only a small part of what is required to mitigate one of the most common sources of construction disputes – the often impenetrable maze of schedules and annexures forming the ‘specification’.

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