- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 25 Jun 2018
|What a contractor has undertaken to provide or do for a promoter (client) - consisting of the work to be carried out, goods, materials and services to be supplied, and the liabilities, obligations and risks to be taken by that contractor. It may not be all of the project, depending on what is specified in a contract.|
- The construction, alteration, conversion, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, repair, upkeep, redecoration or other maintenance (including cleaning which involves the use of water or an abrasive at high pressure, or the use of corrosive or toxic substances), de-commissioning, demolition or dismantling of a structure.
- The preparation for an intended structure, including site clearance, exploration, investigation (but not site survey) and excavation (but not pre-construction archaeological investigations), and the clearance or preparation of the site or structure for use or occupation at its conclusion.
- The assembly on site of prefabricated elements to form a structure or the disassembly on site of the prefabricated elements which, immediately before such disassembly, formed a structure.
- The removal of a structure, or of any product or waste resulting from demolition or dismantling of a structure, or from disassembly of prefabricated elements which immediately before such disassembly formed such a structure.
- The installation, commissioning, maintenance, repair or removal of mechanical, electrical, gas, compressed air, hydraulic, telecommunications, computer or similar services which are normally fixed within or to a structure.
But does not include the exploration for, or extraction of, mineral resources, or preparatory activities carried out at a place where such exploration or extraction is carried out.'
The Building Regulations suggest that the word 'building' refers to:
|...any permanent or temporary building but not any other kind of structure or erection, and a reference to a building includes a reference to part of a building.|
And so the specific term 'building work' means:
- The erection or extension of a building.
- The provision or extension of a controlled service or fitting in or in connection with a building.
- The material alteration of a building, or a controlled service or fitting.
- Work required by regulation 6 (requirements relating to material change of use).
- The insertion of insulating material into the cavity wall of a building.
- Work involving the underpinning of a building.
- Work required by regulation 22 (requirements relating to a change of energy status).
- Work required by regulation 23 (requirements relating to thermal elements).
- Work required by regulation 28 (consequential improvements to energy performance).
The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 considers that 'building operations' includes:
- Demolition of buildings.
- Structural alterations of or additions to buildings.
- Other operations normally undertaken by a person carrying on business as a builder.
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