Force majeure: effect on BIDP contracts

force majeure (usually uncountable, plural forces majeures)

1: An overwhelming force. quotations ▼

2: (law) An unavoidable catastrophe, especially one that prevents someone from fulfilling a legal obligation. quotations ▼

In the With Quantities and Without Quantities forms of contract, Clause 23 read with clause 4, requires compliance with laws and regulations dealing with ie an unavoidable catastrophe, and allows the contractor a right to claim an extension of time subject to giving written notice of the delay.

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BIDP shop is operational Mon-Fri 8am-1pm/2pm-5pm except public holidays (3971181 or 74242618) and has stock which we trust can be delivered by courier.

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Building fire safety seminar, Gaborone: will not be held on 24mr20

Our next event is the proposed Building fire safety seminar as noted above, running from 8am to 5pm. BIDP will advise whether this will be cancelled or postponed, and will liaise with persons who booked their attendance.

Speakers were to be Paul Munnik, talking about the I-towers in Gaborone, Mr Ramotswetla from Gaborone city council fire department and David Young looking at the design process for fire safety.

Breda Holland UIA/Unesco seminar 1994: "Re-allocation of buildings"

Breda UIA/Unesco seminar 1994: a seminar on recycling and changing the use of buildings. The seminar was held in Breda but covered also covered a number of projects in Amsterdam.

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Forum: Law, Planning and Architecture

Details are given on the flier below, for a forum being held 3pm 30th January, 2020 at Molapo Crossing, in the Green Room at the Stanbic Bank Piazza. The Piazza is on the south side of the mall, and the entrance to the corridor with the Green Room is on the left side of the stage.

For more background, see this page

Is there anybody watching?

It is just about a year since the page covering Kevin MacGarry's talk on Peter Amm's African Palace Hotel was posted on this site here.

Check it out, folks.

Service interruption

The BIDP shop, plot 915, Gaborone will be open on 23de19, open again on 3ja20 and closed in between..

BIDP is adding a link to the data from the April 1993 UIA/UNESCO Seminar "The elementary school towards the year 2000"

BIDP will be placing links to outside sites where we consider information may be of interest to our members and community.

This seminar data can be found at

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BIDP Email Address

Dear Member,

After some difficulties with our Mega email services earlier in the year, we switched to using, which has been very helpful. It will remain available for future use.

Mega have now restored normal service on and after overcoming some other issues of administration, we are now able to advise that we are switching back to for communications with members.

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