Contractor’s Standard Of Duty For Design Intraditional Procurement System

Hashim, Maizon and Abdullah, Mohammad Firdaus (2012) Contractor’s Standard Of Duty For Design Intraditional Procurement System. In: Conference.

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Abstract

Construction works involve design and construction. Under traditional procurement system, there is a strict dividing line between design and construction. The designs are normally prepared by designers who are mainly architects, engineers and specialist consultants. The construction is exclusively the duty of contractors. However, there are situations under which this strict division of design function has been transgressed by requiring contractors to prepare designs. The level of success in carrying out such construction and development activities will depend heavily on the quality of managerial, financial, technical and organizational performance of the respective parties and above all the effective coordination of such activities through a team work approach. The fragmented nature of the construction industry especially the design and construction phases, the uniqueness of the construction projects and the nature of the project organization places great emphasis on the project team in setting up the building process and bringing the project to a successful conclusion. In certain occasions, the contractor will have to contribute to the design, speeds up constructions, uses fewer production resources in order to produce a more economical job. The nominated sub-contractors that are involved in specialist activities will also be entrusted with some considerable design responsibility. Engineering works differ somewhat from building works, in that the responsibility for detailed design is more frequently left in the hands of the contractor. In Malaysia, the Standard Form of Contract PWD (Rev. 2010 edition) has even included an express clause that may require contractors to prepare standalone designs. The paper will highlight the contractor’s standard of duty when preparing designs under traditional procurement system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: standard of duty of care, design liability, traditional procurement system
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:46
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:46
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/106

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