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K C Tang
Contract Period vs Construction Period
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:11pm
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The Old and New SFBC do not have a definition for "the Contract Period" or "the Construction Period".

The Contract Period is generally understood as the period stated in calendar days or, in rare cases, in working days. The end of the Contract Period would be the Date for Completion or the Completion Date, but the beginning of the Contract Period may vary depending on how the period in days is counted from. The Preliminaries may have a statement saying that "The Contract Period shall be <> calendar days commencing from the Date of Possession / Date of Award of the Contract / Commencement Date, and the Contractor shall complete the Works within the Contract Period."

The Contract Period is generally treated loosely the same as the construction period, but this is not always the case (e.g. preparation time before site construction) and the descriptions in a particular contract should be referred to.

The Contract Period would generally not be inclusive of the Defects Liability Period, though you may specifically define it as such but care should be taken in regard to the implication of such use.

K C Tang

  • Contract Period VS Construction PeriodQS newbie, Mon Dec 5 2:25pm
    Contract period refers to the period of between Works Commencement Date and Works Completion Date stated in the Appendix, and it covers the extended period, if any, until the issue of P.C. Cert. a)... more
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      • Contract Period vs Construction PeriodK C Tang, Thu Dec 15 2:36pm
        If the Contract Period is extended, we would usually call it "extended Contract Period" as distinguished from "original Contract Period" if such distinction is desirable. K C Tang
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