'QS Handbook'

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Retention

This guidance note looks at the general principles of retention, including law; reasons for inclusion within a contract; retention levels and how amounts are deducted, certified or released. The guidance note also reviews common issues including financing; insolvency, and defects rectification.

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Valuing Change

This guidance note summarises what is meant by ‘change’ and how it is valued under the RIAI, Public Works, NEC and FIDIC forms of contract. Change is specifically defined within the standard forms of contract. This note offers guidance for the main Forms of Contract in most regular use.