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

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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.

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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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.

21 October 2016 | by

Following the UK’s referendum on our future in Europe, we would like to invite you to take part in a further NBS survey about what the result means for our sector.

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.

26 August 2016 | by

A parliamentary inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces has been launched and views are being sought until Wednesday 12 October 2016.

19 July 2016 | by

There's a packed events programme in store for the second half of the year. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in 2016.

15 July 2016 | by

Adrian Malleson takes the temperature of a UK construction industry mulling its post-Brexit future, distilling the responses to our recent survey on the historic referendum on EU membership.

11 July 2016 | by

We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.

01 July 2016 | by

Following the UK’s referendum on our future in Europe, we would like to invite you to take part in an NBS survey about what the result means for our sector.

16 June 2016 | by

Refreshed 2016 JCT Contracts are published this month. We take a look at what's changed and what these changes mean for users of our NBS specification tools and NBS Contract Administrator.

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