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12May94 UK: TRADITIONAL CONTRACTS DOMINATE.

Traditional forms of contract still dominate in construction despite the proliferation of other contract forms over the past 10 years.Design and build, heralded by many as the contract form of the future, has gained less than a 17 per cent share of the total building market.Surrey-based Construction Markets, using data from information specialist Glenigan, found that traditional forms of contract still account for more than 60 per cent of work.But design and build is being used increasingly on infrastructure projects, accounting for almost one-third of the workload.Management forms of contract have suffered with the slump in office development and are now used on just 6 per cent of construction jobs. CONSTRUCTION NEWS