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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 construction projects where BIM is to be adopted can choose the protocol that they wish to use, it is not mandated and is simply a matter for agreement on a project by project basis. The parties may choose to use one of the published forms that are available, or may agree their own bespoke protocol (alternatively, the parties may decide to have no protocol at all, and choose to include all the BIM obligations in the contract conditions and technical documents). As the use of BIM has increased, a number of protocols have been developed by organisations seeking to bring efficiency, consistency and best practice into such protocols. None of these are yet ‘industry standard’ but this is perhaps getting closer—having a ‘standard’ would be likely to assist in terms of insurance, offer consistency and certainty over parties' duties and responsibilities and therefore the risk profile of those involved in the project.
The following published forms of protocol are currently available:
In June 2020, the UK BIM Framework published an Information Protocol Template to support contracts using BS EN ISO 19650–2 (an international standard for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using building information
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Without prejudice to any other enactment by virtue of which any offence is triable either way1, the following offences are triable either way2: (1) offences at common law of public nuisance3; (2) an offence at common law of outraging public decency4; (3) administering an oath etc
Escrow accounts and escrow agreementsThis Practice Note examines why parties involved in a construction project may enter into an escrow agreement (or escrow deed) to set up an escrow account. It looks at the benefits of paying funds into escrow, how an escrow account operates and the provisions
Common law offence of false imprisonmentThe offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False imprisonment).It is triable only on indictment. It may be classified in class 2A, 2B or 3 in accordance with
Pre-trial and case management hearings in the Crown CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, among other measures, makes provision for the extended use of live links and audio links in criminal proceedings.
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