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NZS3910:2013 The Search for Variations - a quick reference guide

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

We have prepared an Excel formatted table of NZS3910:2013 references to variation clauses. Each is identified with the required Notice clause, the conditions that must occur to trigger the variation event including if the “not reasonably foreseeable” test must be met.

Formatted to print on two A3 sheets, set up with table filters, this tool is a quick reference guide to location, learning, and assessing which clause gives rise to an entitlement to a variation.

Use it to locate and research NZS3910 variation trigger clauses in more detail to gain a better understanding of the entitlement options and rules.

e.g. search for the word "late" to find each reference to clauses that trigger a variation relating to an action being late.

NZS3910'2013 the search for Variations 22 Jul 2021
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Should clause 10.3.7 be included in the table?

An EOT granted under 10.3.1(g) entitles costs. Wouldn't these costs become a variation

NZBE Editor
NZBE Editor
Jul 26, 2021
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Hi Mike, Nice point. While technically for default, "not considered to be a variation", there is compensation. There are other compensation events that are not variations, e.g. 12.7 Interest, 10.6 Bonus, and a few others. Perhaps another table coming? But your point is as close to a variation as you get... Thank you. I will do some more reading and consider your point further.

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