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Keep your practice and your projects running effectively while remaining legally compliant. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on contracts and law from NBS.


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12 April 2018 | by

The results of our fourth major survey into construction contracts and related legal issues - the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Report 2018

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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 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.

28 November 2011 | by

This programme has been made to tie in with a new book ‘Guide to NEC3’ by Frances Forward, which explains NEC3 from the architect’s perspective.

07 October 2011 | by

Four classic case law cases. Roger Knowles talks through the logic behind the judgements and he explains how and why the judges arrived at their decisions.

07 October 2011 | by

Four classic cases: Moresk Cleaners v Thomas Henwood Hicks, British Steel v Cleveland Bridge, Aluminium Industrie v Romalpa, and Butler Machine Tool Company v Ex-Cell-O Corporation are explained. Roger Knowles talks through the logic behind the judgements and he explains how and why the judges arrived at their decisions.

07 October 2011 | by

The New Engineering Contract is a modern family of standard form construction contracts that truly embraces the concept of partnership – encouraging clients, designers and contractors to work together in construction projects. Originally introduced in 1993, the NEC has become increasingly popular, with the third edition of the contract published in 2005.

07 October 2011 | by

Our guest, Alison Oakes of Landmark Chambers, defines Right to Light and explains how it is acquired through deeds and (more commonly) via the 1832 Prescription Act.

07 October 2011 | by

Commercial property landlords have a duty to maintain, repair and keep in good working order the common parts of the premises. The cost of meeting this obligation is recovered by the landlord through the collection of service charge payments made by the buildings' occupiers.

01 September 2011 | by

Part 8 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction (LDEDC) Act 2009 amends the adjudication and payment provisions in Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration (HGCR) Act 1996.

01 September 2011 | by

Stuart Doran assesses implications and features of the 2011 editions of the JCT contracts.

18 July 2011 | by

This programme takes an in-depth look at three classic cases in law that have a direct impact on the work of professionals in the construction industry. By examining the implications of the rulings from these seemingly unrelated cases, construction professionals can get a clearer picture of their responsibilities in law towards their direct clients and others.

17 July 2011 | by

This programme takes a look at how the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract, and in particular its programme, can help site teams achieve higher levels of success.

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