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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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This Practice Note looks at the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design Build 1999, commonly known as the FIDIC Yellow Book 1999.FIDIC...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the SBCC (Scottish Building Contract Committee) standard forms of contract and the key differences between them and the...
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Produced in partnership with MacRoberts LLP 12th Jan
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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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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 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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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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What is a letter of intent?Letters of intent are used in construction and engineering projects to allow the employer to mobilise a contractor before...
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9th Nov
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It is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to...
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9th Nov
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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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This Practice Note examines agreements entered into under sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act 1980, considering the obligations they impose and,...
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9th Nov
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In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This Practice Note is an introduction to the FIDIC Silver...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the meaning and nature of the prevention principle and its relevance to delay claims in construction projects. It also...
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Produced in partnership with Tim James Seal 12th Jan
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Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them....
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9th Nov
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The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria McGie 12th Jan
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This Practice Note examines why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow...
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9th Nov

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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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This Practice Note considers the role of the Engineer under the FIDIC Red and Yellow Books 2017. For more information on these contracts, see Practice...
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Produced in partnership with Victoria Tyson of Corbett & Co 8th Apr
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The NEC Professional Service Contract (PSC) is a long form consultant appointment published as part of the NEC suite of contracts. The NEC4 suite of...
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8th Apr
Precedents
Schedule of services—M&E engineer (traditional procurement)The Consultant shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant in...
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8th Apr
Precedents
Schedule of services—M&E Engineer (Design and build procurement)The Consultant shall:General responsibilities (Stages 0–7)•[act as Lead Consultant in...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
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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7th Apr
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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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6th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at claims made against professional consultants (also known as construction professionals) on construction projects and...
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6th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.Stop press: New versions of the RIBA Professional Services Contracts have been...
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19th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note looks at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)...
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19th Mar
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note looks at the purpose and function of the RIBA Plan of Work...
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19th Mar
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The CIC Consultants' Contract ConditionsThe Construction Industry Council (CIC) publishes a standard form of consultant appointment: The CIC...
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10th Mar
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The question of who owns intellectual property in the designs, drawings, specifications etc, created in relation to a construction project is very...
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10th Mar
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This Practice Note provides specific guidance on exclusions and limits of liability relevant to consultant appointments. It should be read alongside...
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8th Mar
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This Practice Note looks at the RIBA Standard Professional Services Contract 2020 for Architectural Services (RIBA SPSC 2020), considering the key...
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5th Mar

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