Construction Definitions

  • Sub Contractor: a gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal
  • Tender Submission: a poker game in which the losing hand wins
  • Tender Sum: a wild guess carried out to two decimal places
  • Successful Tender: a contractor who is wondering what he left out
  • Architect’s Estimate: a cost of construction in heaven
  • Management Contract: the technique of losing your shirt under perfect control
  • Completion Date: the point at which liquidated damages begin.
  • Liquidated Damages: a penalty for failing to achieve the impossible
  • Quantity Surveyors: people who go in after the war is lost and bayonet the wounded.
  • Lawyers: people who go in after the Quantity surveyors and strip the bodies.

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