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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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This Practice Note identifies some of the key differences between adjudication and litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert...
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Produced in partnership with 4 Pump Court 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note examines some of the key areas where the NEC3 and NEC4 standard form construction contracts take a different approach to the JCT...
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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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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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This Practice Note considers ‘pay when paid’ clauses and ‘pay when certified’ clauses in construction contracts, and the relevant provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson 12th Jan
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Produced in association with 4 Pump CourtPrinciples of natural justiceIf an adjudicator breaches the rules of natural justice during the adjudication...
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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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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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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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On 4 April 2016, building information modelling (BIM) level 2 became mandatory on all centrally-procured UK government projects. This means that,...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 8th Apr
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There is no ‘standard’ BIM (building information modelling) protocol that is required on all projects in the UK using BIM—parties involved in...
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8th Apr
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Building Information Modelling, commonly known as BIM, is much talked about in the UK construction industry and is increasingly being used to improve...
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8th Apr
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The Government Construction Strategy 2016–2020 (the ‘Strategy’) was launched on 23 March 2016 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (the...
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8th Apr
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What is Soft Landings?Soft Landings was a concept proposed by an architect, Mark Way, based on practical issues he noted arising following building...
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8th Apr
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Advantages of BIM•BIM should reduce both capital and whole life costs of buildings.•Co-ordination and buildability problems can be ironed out at the...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 8th Apr
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Stop press: A new version of the RIBA Plan of Work has been published (the 2020 edition)—see: LNB News 14/04/2020 99. We are reviewing this Practice...
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Produced in partnership with CMS 8th Apr
Practice notes
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
Precedents
The BIM Manager shall:General responsibilities•plan and lead BIM implementation for the Project•provide guidance and support to the Project Team to...
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6th Dec
Q&As
It is important firstly to understand what the parties mean when they use the term BIM level 2 coordinator. Often, people equate this with a BIM...
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6th Dec
Precedents
Produced in partnership with CMS This document contains suggested amendments and additional clauses to be incorporated into our...
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26th Sep
Precedents
Produced in partnership with CMS This document contains suggested amendments and additional clauses to be incorporated into the...
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26th Sep

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