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Schedules of servicesThis Practice Note examines the purpose and content of the schedule of services that will usually be appended to a consultant’s...
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19th May
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Prohibited or deleterious materialsWhat are prohibited or deleterious materials?Most building contracts, sub-contracts, consultants’ appointments and...
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19th May
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JCT Pre-Construction Services AgreementThe JCT Pre-Construction Services Agreement was launched in 2008. A revised edition was published in 2011 to...
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19th May
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Step-in rights in a warranty'>collateral warrantyIt is standard practice in construction projects for the contractor, key sub-contractors and...
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19th May
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What is a design responsibility matrix?A design responsibility matrix is a tool used in construction projects to allocate responsibility for the...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2016—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2016 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May
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Loss and expenseClaims by contractors for loss and expense arising from a disturbance to progress of the works are one of the most debated and...
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19th May
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Net contribution clauses in construction contractsThis Practice Note examines net contribution clauses (sometimes known as proportional or...
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19th May
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FIDIC contracts—introduction to the Red Book 2017In December 2017, FIDIC launched the second editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Book. This...
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What is the relevance of the Base Date in the JCT Design and Build Contract?The Base Date is relevant in respect of a number of clauses in the JCT...
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19th May
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Sectional completionWhat is sectional completion?Where the construction contract splits the works into sections or parts, usually to be started at...
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19th May
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Extensions of time under construction contractsThis Practice Note examines the circumstances in which a construction contract might entitle a...
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19th May
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The Notice of AdjudicationProduced in association with 4 Pump CourtA Notice of Adjudication is the first step in commencing an adjudication. This...
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19th May
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MF/2 Rev 2 (1999)'MF/2' is one of the suite of Model Forms published on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the...
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19th May
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The contractor's programmeThis Practice Note considers the status of the programme in a construction contract, what difference it makes if the...
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19th May
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JCT contracts 2011—reference copiesThis document contains quick links to searchable PDF copies of the JCT 2011 standard form contracts. For our full...
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19th May

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What are preliminaries in a construction contract?What are prelims?‘Preliminaries’ in a construction contract, or ‘prelims’, is typically taken to...
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31st Jul
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In a construction contract, can the rates in the Bill of Quantities be varied by the Quantity Surveyor?The purpose and status of the Bill of...
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31st Jul
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If works are omitted from a contract and given to a different contractor, what is the effect on the original contractor's warranty'>collateral...
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31st Jul
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Can an employer omit work from the building contract in order to give it to another contractor?Omissions are a category of variation. Although most...
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31st Jul
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NEC contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). For a...
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30th Jul
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JCT contracts—variationsThis Practice Note looks at how variations are dealt with under the main forms of JCT contract. For a wider discussion on...
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30th Jul
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Common claims under construction contracts The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims...
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30th Jul
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What is a variation on a construction project?A variation (sometimes referred to as a change) is an alteration to the scope of work originally...
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30th Jul
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Valuing variations in construction contractsThis Practice Note deals with the procedure for assessing and valuing variations once it has been...
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30th Jul
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FIDIC contracts (pre-2017 editions)—variationsThis Practice Note examines variations under the 1999 editions of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books, the...
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Produced in partnership with Mayer Brown 30th Jul
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Provisional sumsWhat are provisional sums?There is no precise standard definition of provisional sum but it is generally understood to refer to an...
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30th Jul
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Quantum meruit in constructionThis Practice Note looks at what quantum meruit is, the most common situations where a quantum meruit claim may arise in...
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30th Jul
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FIDIC contracts 2017—variationsIntroductionThis Practice Note looks at Variations under the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books published in 2017 (the...
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30th Jul
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Variation instructions on a construction projectA variation (also known as a change) under a construction contract involves an instruction for an...
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