10th March 2020
As at the date of this article, and based on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration, Covid-19 is a public health emergency of international concern. Notwithstanding the human toll, the impact of Covid-19 on businesses is being felt increasingly worldwide. The construction industry in the UK is no exception.
We have been receiving an increasing number of enquiries from our clients on how to manage the potential risk of disruption caused by Covid -19. Who pays if there is a disruption in the supply chain and, subsequently, a delay to the programme? Is the force majeure relief available for Covid-19? Who bears the risk under a construction and engineering contract?
JCT Design and Build Contract, 2016 edition:
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract:
To find out more about anything covered in the article, or to discuss the terms of your construction and engineering contract, please get in touch with a member of Thrings’ Construction team.