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21 August 2017 | by
Last amended on 07 December 2017

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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An introduction to the FIDIC contracts which are reputed as the leading contracts in international engineering and construction projects.

11 December 2013 | by

Part 1 of the programme will deal with the start of the Adjudication, the appointment of the Adjudicator and the Referral Notice and timetable.

11 December 2013 | by

Part 2 of the programme will deal with the responding party’s Response, the Adjudicator’s decision and enforcement.

01 December 2013 | by

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.

01 October 2013 | by

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.

01 October 2013 | by

While closer collaborative working brings a range of benefits, our research suggests there's still much more to be done to spur widespread adoption of such methods.

01 October 2013 | by

A summary of findings from the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2013 and a free download of the full report.

01 October 2013 | by

We explore the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

01 October 2013 | by

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.

02 September 2013 | by

To illustrate recent changes in the law we look at two recent high-profile cases in which entire buildings were concealed in an attempt to evade planning control (one behind a wall of straw, the other within a barn).

01 February 2013 | by

We investigate offsite and onsite inspection and test regimes with practical examples.

01 January 2013 | by

Koko Udom investigates oral contracts and adjudication.

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