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Quantum meruit claim in conservation projects

Kamal, Khairani and Che Haron, Roziha and Kamarudin, Zumahiran (2020) Quantum meruit claim in conservation projects. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management, 10 (1). pp. 92-108. ISSN 2231-9514 E-ISSN 2462-2222

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Abstract

Quantum meruit claim is an ordinary claim that arises in the construction industry which is compensated for works and labor where no price has been agreed in the contract. Most of the quantum meruit claim cases drawn by the court rulings were focusing on the practice of new construction projects only. Currently, the quantum meruit claim is little known in the construction industry especially for the conservation projects. Conserving an existing building involves inaccurate pre-determined works in terms of extent, specifications, duration, and cost. There are many major drawbacks and limitations of conserving a heritage or old building which will thwart the process of quantum meruit claim. This systematic review article focuses on the use of quantum meruit claim in conservation projects. The objective of this study is to investigate the limitation factors of quantum meruit claim in conservation projects. This study adopted Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) by utilizing an online database. Accordingly, 20 articles and 23 precedent court cases were resulted to be analysed systematically. This study managed to develop 4 limitation factors of quantum meruit claim for conservation projects which are (i) non- availability of contract, (ii) undetermined price, (iii) lack of experiences and skillful parties, and (iv) improper documentation provided for conservation projects. Eventually, two recommendations for the use of future researchers were presented at the end of this research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4837/86209
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quantum meruit claim, conservation, limitation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Roziha Binti Che Haron
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 11:45
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 11:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86209

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