Originally Posted by Beardyman
I noticed that Bestbud was getting a bit of a kicking on the other thread and thought I would like to back him up in relation to the fact that contracts are 'open to interpretation'.
The objective of a construction contract is to define the rights and obligations of the respective parties but this objective becomes emminently subjective when parties are in dispute.
Bestbud was making some well informed points on the other thread whilst I was having a right old moan, at no point was anyone recieving a 'kicking'.
But yes, I accept that fine details can become subjective when parties are in dispute and the exact wording of every sentence can be re-emphasised to twist those fine details one way or another. But the contract was to build an observation Tower that rotated, so we're not exactly discussing the torque to which the bolts have been tightened, nobody is reading the fine details of the spec to see if the shininess(is that even a word) of the towers Titanium coating is exactly as it was contracted to be.