Construction Law/Design and Build Claim
This Question deals with design and Build Contracts
A contractor is as to bid on a design for a three two story structure which he does.
Upon his getting access to the site it was discovered that based upon the clients brief and the actual site conditions all the rooms that were required could not be accommodated within the two story structures, therefore two of the structures would have to be three story structures.
The question therefore is can the contractor claim for additional design fees and additional costs due to addition works to buildings ie. substructures, framing etc.
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