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BOS 163-2:2008 ed.1


Civil engineering construction – Part 2: General (small works) – Specification

SKU: BOS 163-2:2008 ed.1 Category: Product ID: 28337

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This Botswana Standard covers the principles, responsibilities and requirements generally applicable to all civil engineering construction and building works. NOTE Terminology used throughout the standardized specifications is explained because, in terms of the conditions of the contract, the employer, the contractor and the engineer have certain rights and obligations that can be exercised most equitably when all parties have a clear understanding of the operations that are covered by each item in the schedule of quantities. As this specification is applicable only to construction, on a prepared site or foundations, of a structure or group of structures that fall within a single work of classification (see Annexure A to Part 1 of SANS 10120), only one item is scheduled to cover the cost of the Contractor’s obligations of a preliminary and general nature.

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