Contracts and Law

Keep your practice and your projects running effectively while remaining legally compliant. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on contracts and law from NBS.


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20 December 2016 | by

The time has come for construction contracts to go digital... enter the smart contract. But what exactly is a smart contract (or come to that a digital or intelligent one)? Moreover, what benefits does one offer over traditional wet-signed paper? Sarah Fox investigates.

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10 October 2016 | by

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.

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This programme takes an in-depth look at three classic cases in law that have a direct impact on the work of professionals in the construction industry. By examining the implications of the rulings from these seemingly unrelated cases, construction professionals can get a clearer picture of their responsibilities in law towards their direct clients and others.

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19 July 2017 | by

NEC4, the latest offering from ICE, was released on 22 June 2017. It marks the latest version of the suite, first published in the 1993 as the 'New Engineering Contract'.

04 July 2017 | by

The UK construction industry has been championing lean construction for a few years now. While the uptake hasn’t been what was hoped for, as we continue to move towards a more collaborative way of working, adoption of lean should increase, as collaboration is at its core.

14 June 2017 | by

Refreshed 2016 JCT Contracts are now available. We take a look at what's changed and what these changes mean for users of our NBS specification tools and NBS Contract Administrator as of June 2017.

10 May 2017 | by

Noise exposure is the main cause of preventable hearing loss worldwide and construction professionals are particularly at risk. We explore the regulations designed to protect us and the role audiologists play in monitoring hearing ability.

07 March 2017 | by

From April 2017 the taxpayer will no longer foot the bill when it comes to apprenticeships. Large employers, including those in construction, will instead pay an Apprenticeship Levy administered via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

01 March 2017 | by

We'll soon be sharing your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution as we've finished crunching the numbers for the NBS National BIM Report 2017. Here we muse on some of the key trends we've been watching for.

15 February 2017 | by

NBS research has found that Approved Documents are valued by users and are essential in making sure people comply with the building regulations. There is, however, work to be done to make them fit for digital construction.

20 December 2016 | by

The time has come for construction contracts to go digital... enter the smart contract. But what exactly is a smart contract (or come to that a digital or intelligent one)? Moreover, what benefits does one offer over traditional wet-signed paper? Sarah Fox investigates.

15 November 2016 | by

What rules govern private sector procurement and what are the pitfalls you need to avoid? We've the essential info that will save you both time and money when it comes to private sector construction tenders...

02 November 2016 | by

The essential guide to risk management planning - vital not only for business and financial purposes, but for health and safety reasons too.

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