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Types of contract

There are more than 200 contracts available for use in the construction industry. There are number of considerations which should be taken in deciding which form of procurement to use and which risks should be allocated between the parties. The type of contract to use depends on the following:

• The nature of the project (e.g. is the building a new building or is it a refurbishment project? Are they small works or major works?);

• The objectives of the work and the preferred form of procurement;

• Design responsibility; • The allocation of risk; • The type of employer and their level of familiarity with

construction .