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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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01 January 2013 | by

We look at the journey to the amendment of the Construction Act.

01 January 2013 | by

This article looks at the changes to the payment procedures brought about by a range of changes to legislation.

01 January 2013 | by

Simon Lewis looks at the importance of standard form contract clauses.

01 November 2012 | by

Nunleah Design Consultants share insight on the management processes they have put in place to support their legal responsibilities on BIM projects.

27 September 2012 | by

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.

15 August 2012 | by

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.

01 June 2012 | by

From March to April 2012, we at NBS ran our first survey about contracts and legal issues within the UK construction industry.

01 May 2012 | by

The UK development control system is designed to involve adjacent owners and occupiers at every stage of the process, and big problems will ensue for the developer who ignores it.

08 March 2012 | by

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.

22 February 2012 | by

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.

01 February 2012 | by

We look at the legal issues that may arise in adoption the BIM process and how to manage these and explore considerations when deciding on an appropriate approach for adopting BIM in the light of these concerns.

04 January 2012 | by

We assess the impact of the Government Construction Strategy report.

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