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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Appointment of the principal designer and the principal contractorN.I.

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5.—(1) Where there is more than one contractor, or if it is reasonably foreseeable that more than one contractor will be working on a project at any time, the client shall appoint in writing—

(a)a designer with control over the pre-construction phase as principal designer; and

(b)a contractor as principal contractor.

(2) The appointments shall be made as soon as practicable, and, in any event, before the construction phase begins.

(3) If the client fails to appoint a principal designer, the client shall fulfil the duties of the principal designer in regulations 11 and 12.

(4) If the client fails to appoint a principal contractor, the client shall fulfil the duties of the principal contractor in regulations 12 to 14.

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