Under NEC3 ECC Option A contract Cl. 11.2 (27) "The Price for Work Done to Date is the total of the Prices for
• each group of completed activities and
• each completed activity which is not in a group.
A completed activity is one which is without Defects which would either delay or be covered by immediately following work."
A Contractor has completed some external works involving surfacing of an area which is proven to be a Defect. The surfaced area will not either delay or be covered by any immediately following work other than some line marking which is a separate activity. The Contractor has completed the line marking. Should they be paid for the surfacing Activity?