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Taking a risk involves a hazard combined with volition or will.
Different types of building contract will allocate risk in different quarters. Even if a contract is silent on a particular risk, that risk will still lie with one party or the other.
Wherever risk is shifted from the contractor to the owner, there should be a counterbalancing advantage of price to balance the risk assumed by the owner, and vice versa.
Any discussion about whether or not a particular risk should be included in the price is a discussion of policy, not of ‘fairness’, ‘morality’ or ‘justice’.
 Types of risk in construction projects
The first category of risk is often referred to as 'pure and particular risk'. It includes damage to persons and property (such as fire, storm, water, collapse, subsidence, vibration, etc.)
Contract conditions often make it a contractual obligation to take out insurance cover against these risks.
The second category is 'fundamental risk'. This includes external factors such as: damage due to war, nuclear pollution and supersonic bangs; government policy on taxes, labour, safety or other laws; malicious damage; and industrial disputes.
Such incidents are all the subject of statutory liability and no insurance cover is normally available or needed.
The third category, often referred to as 'speculative risk', is something which can be apportioned in advance as decided by the parties to the contract.
This may include losses in time and money, which result from unexpected ground conditions, exceptionally adverse weather, unforeseeable shortages of labour or materials, and other similar matters beyond the control of the contractor.
There are also risks of losses of time and money due to: delays and disputes (possession of site, late supply of information, inefficient execution of work, etc.); poor direction, supervision or communication; delays in payment; and delay in resolving disputes.