22 August 2017

The leading global provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools to construction industry professionals, NBS is expecting the survey to shed new light on what impact the digitisation of the industry is having on the number and nature of disputes.

The Construction Contracts and Legal Issues survey was instigated back in 2012 and is open to any and all construction professionals to share their legal and contractual experiences over the last 12 months.

Adrian Malleson, Head of Research at NBS, said: “Our independent and experienced NBS Research team has designed this survey to be the most wide-ranging independent review of contractual and legal issues from across the industry.

“We’re expecting results of the survey to provide a clearer picture of whether collaborative techniques and processes such as BIM are fostering a less confrontational approach amongst project teams, as well as a strong indication of the legal implications that those adopting BIM is having, following the 2016 mandate.”

With the help of the membership of more than 20 industry bodies, previous surveys have provided an accurate and in-depth picture of legal issues and disputes at each phase of construction.

They have covered subjects such as: main causes of dispute, their duration and value, tendering and procurement practice, pricing and legal issues and the impact of the adoption of BIM on contracts.

Results of the survey are expected to be published in November 2017.

It will be based on responses from UK-based contractors, clients, consultants and advisors working on both UK and international projects. The findings will inform future forms of contracting as well as future dispute resolution methods.

Have your say

The survey closes on September 24. 

For more information, please contact NBS PR Executive Jennifer Scullion on 0191 244 5523 or email Jennifer.Scullion@theNBS.com.


About NBS

Our origins lie in the National Building Specification and for over 40 years we have developed and produced NBS products which support the built environment. Our NBS specification products cover construction, engineering services and landscape design.

More recently we have developed an integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform that has been designed to support global design and construction. It currently has four major components: 

  • NBS BIM Toolkit - BIM execution plan, roles and responsibilities.
  • NBS Create - Specification and knowledge platform.
  • NBS National BIM Library - BIM object library, generic and actual.
  • Construction Information Service (CIS) - Standards and regulations.

CIS is delivered via a joint venture with IHS Markit. This relationship has successfully prospered for many years.

Our products are recognised as being individually effective in their own right, but via the linking of the data, classification and integration, the true power comes through these connections across the NBS BIM platform. Combining world leading technology with expert knowledge, NBS is viewed as trusted to help construction industry professionals make the best project decisions.

To find out more about NBS, visit www.theNBS.com