What is a defective work? What are the options available to the Owner in case of defective work?

Work that fails to comply with the Contract is defective.


Defective work shall be condemned by the Owner upon discovery, and when such work has been condemned it shall be immediately removed by the Contractor and replaced in accordance with the Drawings and Specifications.


The Owner, however, may accept defective or non-conforming work, in which case, the Owner shall issue to the Contractor a change order to reflect a reduction in the Contract Price where appropriate by an amount not exceeding the value of the unfinished work as determined in the Breakdown of Work and Corresponding Value. Such adjustment shall be effected whether or not final payment has been made.