Contracts and Law
Keep your practice and your projects running effectively while remaining legally compliant. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on contracts and law from NBS.
Take part in our fourth survey covering construction contracts used during the past 12 months.
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.
The new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) finally came into force in England on 27 March 2012 following a high profile battle between pro-development stakeholders and environmental campaigners. This programme looks at the NPPF and its likely impact.
A key aim of the Government's new Construction Strategy is a push for truly collaborative project procurement; however project insurance remains one of the most potentially divisive issues facing the project team. This programme examines a possible solution called Integrated Project Insurance or IPI where one policy covers the entire scheme.
From March to April 2012, we at NBS ran our first survey about contracts and legal issues within the UK construction industry.
The provisions of the 2009 Act mean that a construction contract will pertain not only to written contracts but also to contracts entered into orally or contracts that are partly oral and partly written. The 2009 Act also makes amendments to Sections 110 and 111 of the previous Construction Act and provides a new regime for payment provisions in construction contracts.
According to the CIOB, procurement is 'essentially a series of calculated risks'. Well now a new British Standard, BS 8534, has been produced to help guide those involved through those risks. Davis Langdon’s John Connaughton joins us in the studio to talk through the guide.