Most construction and engineering contracts, or at least those that involve more than small or simple works, contain mechanisms for the administration of the contract, and the supervision of the works performed pursuant to the contract. There is an obvious need for such machinery, to deal with such matters as the instructing and valuation of variations, the ordering of corrective work, and the making of interim payments to the contractor as the work proceeds, among other matters. 1 This chapter considers the role, appointment and powers of contract administrators and the intricacies of contract administration itself.
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