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What is a target cost contract?A target cost contract is a type of cost reimbursable contract under which the contractor is paid the ‘actual cost’...
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9th Nov
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Claims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and contentious areas of...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note looks at Employer’s Requirements (also referred to as ERs) within a building contract. It explains what Employer’s Requirements are...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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9th Nov
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While tort claims are not as common in construction projects as breach of contract claims, they do still arise and it is not uncommon for a claimant...
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9th Nov
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A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally specified in the contract, whether by way of an...
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9th Nov
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It is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and consultants (referred to in this Practice Note as...
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9th Nov
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A collateral warranty is a contract which is collateral to, or sits alongside, the underlying or primary contract (ie the construction contract or...
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9th Nov
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What is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at different times, there...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains what liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs/LDs) are and their purpose in a building contract. It considers the...
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9th Nov
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The JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to incorporate the amendments to the Housing...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines the extent to which contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have a duty to warn their employer of inadequacies that...
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9th Nov
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Scott Schedules are often very useful in construction disputes. They help to identify the key issues between the parties, and to set out for the judge...
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Produced in partnership with James Bowling of 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtParties to a 'construction contract' have the right to refer any dispute that has crystallised to...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the programme is a contract document...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note identifies the key parties involved in most construction projects (including the employer, the contractor, the professional team of...
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9th Nov

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Schedule of services—Architect (Design and build procurement)The Architect shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant in...
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9th Apr
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Schedule of services—Structural Engineer (design and build procurement)The Consultant shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead...
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9th Apr
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Schedule of services—structural engineer (traditional procurement)The Consultant shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant...
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9th Apr
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Schedule of services—Architect (Traditional procurement)The Architect shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant in relation...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the obligation for contractors and consultants providing services under construction contracts to exercise reasonable...
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9th Apr
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'MF/4' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical...
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8th Apr
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What are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and collateral warranties will include...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This article appears as originally published in Construction Law on 1 May 2017...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the role of the Engineer under the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books 1999 and the Pink Book 2010.The FIDIC Silver Book 1999 and...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 8th Apr
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Reasonable skill and careUnder its appointment, a consultant has a contractual duty of care and, alongside that, a duty of care in tort. The standard...
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8th Apr
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The ACE Professional Services Agreement (PSA) is a standard form consultant appointment published by the ACE (Association for Consultancy and...
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8th Apr
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Consultant appointments and the HGCRA 1996‘Construction contracts’ as defined in the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA...
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8th Apr
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If a party is said to have ‘design liability’, it means that it bears legal responsibility for all or part of the design of a construction/engineering...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at professional indemnity (PI) insurance in the context of construction projects—the requirement to hold insurance, the level...
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8th Apr
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Consultants carrying out the role of certifierConsultants such as employers' agents, contract administrators, project managers and architects are...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s appointment entered...
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8th Apr
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A consultant’s appointment will contain numerous duties and obligations, both express and implied. This Practice Note looks at the consultant’s...
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8th Apr
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Overview of the NEC Professional Service Short ContractThe NEC Professional Service/Services Short Contract, or PSSC, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or proportionate liability clauses) and their inclusion in...
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8th Apr
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What is the RIBA Plan of Work?The RIBA Plan of Work 2020 maps out the structure of the design process for a construction project, setting out tasks...
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8th Apr

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