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(Updated) If architects have not been the payment certifier from the start of the project, they cannot certify substantial performance, but the owner and contractor may do so upon mutual agreement.
Deemed Completion hasn’t always been with us. The origins of Deemed Completion are in danger of being lost in the mists of time. As explained to the writer, originally there was only Completion.
(Updated) A lot of people live with a lot of ambiguity in various forms of communication. Statistically, GenX and GenY are more comfortable with ambiguity than older groups. While ambiguity may be accepted in casual communication, when acting as the construction contract administrator, it is important to be clear and to understand the difference between Substantial Completion and Performance...
Novice clients sometimes think that they own an architect’s drawings by virtue of the fact that they paid the architect for them. Architects on the other hand will tell clients that they own the design.
This article will examine the standard definitions used in the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) stipulated price contract, which is an industry standard in Canada. These definitions have been used widely and have undergone a rigorous vetting process.