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Construction glossary

What is a Contract?

A contract in the construction industry represents a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. Each party has responsibilities they are obligated to fulfil. Typically, it involves a party offering construction services and another party seeking such services. The contract details terms and conditions, the scope of work, pricing, project timelines, and dispute resolution protocols. It may also address specifics like design documents, quality of work expectations, and safety regulations. A contract is fundamental to any construction project as it safeguards the interests of all parties involved. Failure to adhere to the terms can result in legal consequences.