Contract Arrangements in the Third World

by Peter R. Morgan, (M.ASCE), Sr. Lect. in Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Melbourne, Parkville, 3052, Victoria, Australia,
M. H. Kamil, Civ. Engr.; Malaysia,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 4, Pg. 243-250

Document Type: Journal Paper


Standard contract provisions and communications may not be the most appropriate for all construction work in third world countries. The main criteria for appropriateness reflect, firstly, a favorable degree of local participation and, secondly, the use of methods more suited to local conditions both economically and socially. A review of past and present practices shows a tendency to adhere still to standard western methods. There has been a lack of innovation but the need for more appropriate approaches is being recognized.

Subject Headings: Contracts | Building codes | Economic factors | Social factors | Innovation

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