Contracts and Law
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The results of our fourth major survey into construction contracts and related legal issues - the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Report 2018
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.
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.
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.
Part 1 of the programme will deal with the start of the Adjudication, the appointment of the Adjudicator and the Referral Notice and timetable.
Part 2 of the programme will deal with the responding party’s Response, the Adjudicator’s decision and enforcement.
A recent surprise ruling found that a collateral contract could be considered a construction contract in certain circumstances. We explore the issue in more detail.
Partnering, both on single and multiple projects, has delivered exceptional results, but it requires planning and depends on changes in behaviour that many people find challenging.
We investigate the extent to which good faith obligations might be implied into contracts and whether it's time to reassess traditional thinking on the matter.
A summary of findings from the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2013 and a free download of the full report.