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Legal implications of ISO 9000 QMS in standard forms of building contract

Anne Magdaline Netto (Lecturer in Construction Law, School of Building and Estate Management, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Sui Pheng Low (Senior Lecturer in Building, School of Building and Estate Management, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Ai Ling Lo (Honours Year of the BSc (Building) programme at the School of Building and Estate Management, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Training for Quality

ISSN: 0968-4875

Article publication date: 1 December 1997

Abstract

Traditionally, clients’ expectations with regard to quality in construction works are ensured and upheld by building contracts. With the recent emergence of ISO 9000 quality management systems (QMS), however, the definition and assurance of quality have taken on a new dimension. Many contractors have since applied QMS in their organizations without understanding its intricate relationship with the building contract used. Examines the likely conflicts and compatibility between standard forms of building contract and QMS. An understanding of the possible legal obligations that may arise from adopting a QMS contractually will help contractors and clients protect their interests when defects arise.

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Citation

Netto, A.M., Pheng Low, S. and Ling Lo, A. (1997), "Legal implications of ISO 9000 QMS in standard forms of building contract", Training for Quality, Vol. 5 No. 4, pp. 169-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/09684879710188176

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