One of the many undoubted benefits of BIM is its inherent ability to reduce the potential for disputes arising from clashing programmes and design details. However, by highlighting a landmark case in the USA, Eversheds construction lawyer Michael Conroy Harris discusses the legal implications of what can happen when BIM-generated mistakes occur on site.

Key learning:

  • The US BIM case (which revolved around ceiling clashes with M&E)
  • How such mistakes can happen when using BIM
  • BIM and drawing up an appropriate construction contract
  • A check list to avoid issues with BIM

About the contributor

Michael Conroy Harris, Senior Legal Manager, Eversheds.

Michael has been a projects and construction lawyer for 15 years and before that he practised as a chartered quantity surveyor. Michael has worked for a full range of clients including developers, institutions, government departments, project companies, construction companies, consultants and end users.

He writes for Building Magazine and is a regular speaker at seminars and has been one of the editors of Butterworth local government contracts and one of the authors of Croner's construction law for professionals.

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