Contracts and Law
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07 November 2017
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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  case is of particular interest as it is the first published case where BIM features substantively.
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.
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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What do we mean when we talk about Building Information Modelling or BIM? And does the term accurately encompass all the activity required to modernise the construction industry based on values of closer collaboration, data-driven decision-making and design? Indeed, should it at all?