What must the Contractor do to protect the Works and the owner's property?

In order for the Contractor to protect the Works and the Owner's property, he must:

 

        take all reasonable measures to protect from damage (i) the Works, (ii) the Owner's property, and (iii) the equipment supplied by the Owner and shall make good any damage or loss thereto,

  o   Exception: The Contractor does not need to remunerate the Owner for damage caused by agents or employees of the Owner, or due to force majeure or causes considered  Acts of God;

        provide reliable watchmen to guard the site, provide all doorways with locks and lock such doors at the close of each day's work; provided, however, that if the Owner deems the security service inadequate or incompetent, the Contractor shall increase or change the security personnel;

        prohibit smoking at the site and signs to this effect shall be posted conspicuously;

        prohibit fires built on the site;

  o   Exception: Unless the Owner gives his or her express consent

        provide and maintain in good working order an adequate number of fire-fighting equipment and such equipment shall not be used for any other purpose.

 

The Contractor must box or otherwise provide protection to the trees and other plants in the site. No trees within the site located outside building lines shall be cut or removed without the specific approval from the Owner. Any damage to the trees, plants, streets or sidewalks that result from fault or negligence of the Contractor shall be repaired by the Contractor at his own expense.

 

If it should be necessary to interrupt or obstruct the natural flow of rivers or streams, the drainage of the surface, or the flow of artificial drains, the Contractor shall do so in such a way that no damage shall result to either public or private interests. For any natural or artificial drainage which he or she may have obstructed, the Contractor must provide other means of drainage. Otherwise, the Contractor shall be liable for all the damages which may result therefrom.