Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

What is the New Engineering Contract (NEC)?
November 2022

The NEC provides contracts to ensure successful relationships between parties and the completion of projects in construction works.

What is the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)?
November 2022

The JCT produces standard forms of construction contracts and guidance notes for use by the construction industry.

Why are standard form contracts used in construction?
October 2022

Construction differs from many other sectors in the widespread use of formalised systems of standard contracts, the two most common of which are the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and the New Engineering Contract (NEC).

Company shares – what options are available and how do they differ?
October 2022

If your construction or engineering business is limited by guarantee, it follows that you will have shareholders.

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Contractual considerations during economic uncertainty
October 2022

As the value of the pound fluctuates and inflation rises in the UK, you may be wondering how you should adapt your contracts to work through this difficult time.

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First legal action launched following cladding remediation delays
October 2022

A landmark legal action has been launched following a two-year delay in urgent fire safety remediation work.

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What is the most important factor when building houses?
October 2022

Individuals’ demands are constantly changing and what they want from their homes is no exception. People want to make sure it is built to the highest standard but also meets all their needs.

How can I protect my construction business from the impact of fluctuating exchange rates?
October 2022

Following the Chancellor’s mini-Budget in September, the longstanding drop of the pound’s value accelerated, placing a spotlight how exchange rates affect businesses.

Do I need to review my terms and conditions due to the late payment crisis?
September 2022

The recent late payment crisis has caused no end of misery for construction and engineering contractors.

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Report finds cases of sexual harassment highest in the construction sector
September 2022

A large majority of women have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or gender discrimination in the workplace, according to a survey of 6,000 working people.

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Construction off to flying start in 2014

UK construction output and new orders in January grew at their fastest pace in almost seven years, according to a ...
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New fair payment rules welcomed

New government fair payment rules will make a real difference to construction SMEs by helping finance flow down through the ...
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Be prepared for bad weather

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says that construction employers may want to review policies and procedures to help their ...
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Building Information Modelling: the way forward

The UK construction industry is currently experiencing a strong recovery and to help maintain the trend, businesses in the sector ...
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New working at heights guidance issued

An overhaul of guidance on working at height has been launched to help an estimated ten million British workers avoid ...
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Affordable homes get £500m ‘vote of confidence’

A £500 million funding boost is set to deliver thousands of new affordable homes across the UK. The investment, secured ...
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