His paper (We Need to Talk about the Engineer: A New Zealand Perspective) discusses the obligations of the Engineer to the Contract, including whether they owe a duty of care in tort. With the New Zealand construction sector experiencing both high demand and real fragility, the Engineer has a critical role in the fair administration of construction contracts and determination of a contractor’s entitlements. A version of this paper was first presented by Nick at the 2018 Legalwise Building and Construction conference. Please click here for a copy of the paper.
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