AbstractCoastal and maritime construction projects are fraught with risks associated with working in or around the sea. Common standard contracts such as those within the FIDIC Red Book do not adequately address the peculiarities associated with this unique environment. This paper will document the major areas of generic contractual risk and uncertainty with regard to coastal and maritime projects through review of literature, case law and other published disputes, as well as personal experience. Through identification and comparison of both the risks associated with these projects and the vulnerability within the standard FIDIC language, recommendations will be made for particular conditions to improve contract wording.
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Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs Conseils (1999 & 2017): FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer, First Edition 1999 & Second Edition 2017.
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