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21 August 2017 | by
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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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01 March 2015 | by

At NBS, one of the requests we receive on a regular basis is for advice on how to specify sustainability or, sometimes, how to write it into a contract. Here we look at how to specify sustainability or how to write it into a contract.

01 March 2015 | by

A recent judgement serves as a reminder for parties looking to challenge Final Certificates – whether through adjudication, arbitration or legal proceedings – to do so in a timely manner.

01 February 2015 | by

When disputes arise mediation is one mechanism, among many others, available to help parties resolve their differences.

01 December 2014 | by

A recent case at the Court of Appeal provides clarity on Architects' certificates.

01 June 2014 | by

Intent or not, the Letter of Intent (LoI) is not intended as an alternative to a binding contract where the parties have clearly expressed and agreed their terms.

01 May 2014 | by

Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) is one of the new models of procurement being trialled by the Government; the new models are aimed at achieving up to 20% savings in Government construction spend.

30 April 2014 | by

This is a studio interview referencing a number of contracts BUT because of the level of complexity, detail and range, we will only look at some of the headline issues while recommending that people refer to NBS and the documents themselves. This programme will be a potential taster.

30 April 2014 | by

This programme will allow leading legal commentators to explain the finer points and lessons learned in recent legal cases.

01 March 2014 | by

Roland Finch assesses measures in the 2014 budget on the construction industry.

01 March 2014 | by

Simon Lewis explores the The BIM Protocol, published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in February 2013 and its likely impact on all parties in the supply chain.

01 February 2014 | by

Public procurement is one of the major items of expenditure for purchasing authorities in Europe and an important element of the European Single Market. Here, Roland Finch takes a look at what’s new.

01 February 2014 | by

An introduction to The CIOB's Complex Projects Contract 2013 (CPC2013) permits employers to manage their own risks in projects which, by their nature, are sufficiently complicated that they cannot be managed effectively by intuition alone.

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