How is Completion dealt with?
Completion is a defined terms and is described in the Works Information. It is a status and a separate concept from the Completion Date. It occurs when the Contractor has done everything that was required by the Works Information and by the Completion Date and when the Contractor has corrected any eventual defects that would prevent the Employer from utilising the works and others to do their own work.
The Contractor reaches completion when the status of the works matches the description of Completion in the Works Information. The Contractor is not required to notify the Project Manager of the Completion. He assesses the works and if he decides that they are complete, he makes a note of the date the Completion was achieved. He certifies Completion within one week of Completion, issues a certificate to the Contractor and the Employer and assesses the amount due.
The take-over takes place no later than two weeks after Completion. The take-over mainly marks the point where loss or damage to the works becomes an Employer’s risk.