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Take part in our fourth survey covering construction contracts used during the past 12 months.

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Retentions have traditionally been imposed to ensure that the contractor properly completes the activities required of them under the contract. We explore how retentions are administered and how they manifest across various forms of contract.

12 September 2017 | by

While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.

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It's a year since Mark Farmer's review of the UK's construction model. We recap some of the key recommendations and assess progress so far.

17 October 2017 | by

The UK BIM Alliance Project Team has produced a guidance document and associated matrix tool that BIM project teams can download and use to help them define their client data requirements.

12 October 2017 | by

We explore the Health and Safety File that serves as a legal record of health and safety information that will be of use to both clients and end users.

03 October 2017 | by

Companies that process and transfer data need to take action as the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force next year. We take a look at the scope of the new rules and suggest what you need to do to get ready.

02 October 2017 | by

We explore how data comes together on a design and construction project to form what is, at first, a model of design intent, and eventually evolves to become a virtual construction model. 

15 September 2017 | by

Top titles on construction contracts and legal issues. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best books on construction contracts and legal issues. It's essential reading.

12 September 2017 | by

While primarily arising from a dispute over contract terms and the value of the works, the decision in TRANT ENGINEERING LTD V MOTT MACDONALD LTD  [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.

12 September 2017 | by

It's information that drives a construction project - but what information is required, in what order, when should it be delivered and who is responsible for providing it?  We explore the Information Delivery Plan (IDM) that documents exchanges of information on a project.

11 September 2017 | by

What is meant by a federated building information model? We explore the workflow of collaborative construction as design discipline models, rich with data, come together to inform better project decisions and touch on some of the legal concerns at the heart of this kind of approach.

06 September 2017 | by

We explore the two most recent Government Construction Strategy documents (covering 2011-15 and 2016-20) with a passing nod to a raft of reports that have sought to offer recommendations for an industry looking to achieve productivity and cost savings to deliver better outcomes.

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