Understanding construction

Understanding construction guidance:

These training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes for use by a trainer when providing a training session on assignment and novation in...

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These training materials contain template PowerPoint slides and associated notes for use by a trainer when providing a training session on collateral warranties in...

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The nature of construction projects, the contracts agreed and the law surrounding them, means that claims are commonly made by one or more parties. This Practice Note...

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In most cases, a construction contract will incorporate a number of documents that all work together to set out the obligations and liabilities of the parties and to...

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This Practice Note provides an introductory guide to construction disputes, aimed at trainee solicitors and others who are new to construction disputes. It looks at the...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ABI Model Form of Guarantee Bond Form of performance guarantee bond produced by the Association of British Insurers...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back end Contentious/disputes-focussed legal work, for example acting for a party in litigation proceedings....

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Call-off The practice, under a framework agreement, of instructing specific works to be carried out. Depending on the...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z D&B See Design and build below. DBO See Design, build and operate below. Date for completion/completion date The date...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Early neutral evaluation Early neutral evaluation is a form of alternative dispute resolution whereby the parties...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Facilities management Facilities management contracting is essentially a commercial services contract arrangement,...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z GC Works A family of construction contracts issued by the government (by what was then the Department of the...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Hard FM Facilities management (FM) contracting is essentially a commercial services contract arrangement, and Hard FM...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ICC This can refer to the Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (see below) or the International Chamber of Commerce...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z JCT contracts The most popular standard form of building contracts, which are produced by the Joint Contracts Tribunal...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Key date This phrase is sometimes used in a construction contract to describe a date by which an identifiable step or...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z LADs See Liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs or LDs). Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1999 The...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z M&E Mechanical and electrical. Main contractor On a project where some of the work is sub-contracted, the main...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Named sub-contractor A sub-contractor who is named by the employer in the specification or employer's requirements....

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Off-site construction An approach to a project whereby a proportion of construction activities are carried out under...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Parent company guarantee (PCG) A contract between a parent company and a beneficiary, by which the parent guarantees...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Quantity surveyor (QS) Person/firm appointed by the employer, also known as a cost consultant. The QS advises the...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Referral Notice Once a Notice of Adjudication has been given, and a person has been appointed to act as an...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Schedule of amendments A set of amendments to a standard form contract whereby the parties set out agreed amendments...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Taking-Over Certificate The certificate issued by the Engineer under a FIDIC contract (by the Employer in the Silver...

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Unforeseen ground conditions Ground conditions which may affect the works (in terms of cost or time) and which were...

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