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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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This Practice Note considers the dispute resolution procedure under the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, including discussions between Senior Representatives,...
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8th Apr
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Overview of the NEC Supply ContractThe NEC Supply Contract, or ‘SC’, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see Practice Note: NEC...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the type of construction projects that the NEC contracts are intended to be used for and the key features of the NEC3 and...
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8th Apr
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The NEC3 and NEC4 contracts encourage an ongoing, proactive approach to the monitoring and management of risks, and anyone administering or working...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note summarises the changes made in the NEC4 standard form...
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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 April 2017...
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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 March 2017...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note is an introduction to the forms of contract in the NEC suites of contracts—NEC3 and NEC4—and looks at the factors that should be...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers compensation events in the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, the occurrence of which may entitle the Contractor to additional time...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at Option X12 of the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, entitled ‘Multiparty Collaboration’ in NEC4 and ‘Partnering’ in NEC3. It is one...
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8th Apr
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Overview of the NEC Term Service Short ContractThe NEC Term Service Short Contract, or TSSC, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see...
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8th Apr
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What is the NEC Term Service Contract?The NEC Term Service Contract, or TSC, is part of the NEC3 and NEC4 suites of contracts (see Practice Note: NEC...
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8th Apr
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Some suites of construction contracts include separate forms of contract to be used where the contractor is to take responsibility for designing, as...
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8th Apr
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. NEC3 2013 editionThe NEC3 contracts are a suite of construction contracts which...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note contrasts and compares key features of the FIDIC 1999 and NEC4 contracts. It focuses on the NEC4 Engineering and Construction...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the allocation of risks and the insurance requirements in the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). It...
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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 considers the role of the ‘Project Manager’ under the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts. It looks specifically at the provisions of the...
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8th Apr
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Overview of the NEC Supply Short ContractThe NEC Supply Short Contract, as the name suggests, is a concise form of contract for the supply of goods...
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8th Apr

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