Contracts and Law
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18 December 2020
This Christmas, after such a transformational, innovative and challenging year we’re bringing you the 12 things we’ve learned about digital construction.
Over 2000 construction professionals from across the industry registered for our first-ever two-day digital conference, 'The Construction Leaders' Summit: The Digital Future'.
The summit aimed to bring together government and industry experts to discuss the political, legal and technological drivers for change as well as the impact of the pandemic. The event gained an incredible reaction and response over two days. Here are our key takeaways.
Following the recent NBS webinar reviewing the context, content and potential impact of the draft Building Safety Bill, there have been a few requests for a list of the many references mentioned in the presentation. This article provides some useful links and summaries of the key documents and reports for easier access and further reading.
The situation that the construction industry is confronted with today would have been beyond anyone’s perception or comprehension at the start of 2020.
When working on basic construction projects, where the work is of a simple nature, then typically this work will be undertaken using a ‘small works’ standard form construction contract. Generally speaking, contracts for small works do not support the use of bills of quantities as pricing documents because the extra cost of preparation is not usually justified when the level of detail is not required.
In April 2020 Dale Sinclair, Director of Technical Practice at AECOM gave a presentation giving an overview to the RIBA Plan of Work 2020. Following the session, a number of questions were raised by attendees. These questions are addressed below by Dale and Alex Tait, Head of Technical Practice at RIBA.
Professor Rudi Klein looks at the contractual risks inherent within the supply chain
NEC was last fully reviewed in 2005, and in the intervening 12 years, the producers have been gathering user feedback, leading to the 2017 launch of the NEC4 suite which has been updated and extended
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 Spring 2018
Sarah Fox compares the construction industry with the financial services industry - there are more similarities than you might think
We take a look at the new Domestic Building Contract (DBC) and Concise Building Contract (CBC) to see what's changed
The results of our fourth major survey into construction contracts and related legal issues - the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Report 2018