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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New work on HS2 signals new tender opportunities

HS2 is set to award at least £6billon of construction work, with at least 18 new projects up for tender ...
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Construction talent retention scheme goes live

The new Construction Talent Retention scheme, which went live in July, has seen more than 400 construction firms signing up ...
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Latest ruling demonstrates effectiveness of adjudications in preserving cashflow

The lack of a valid order for payment does not prevent the enforcement of an adjudication decision by the TCC ...
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Ground-breaking decision from the Supreme Court: Liquidators can adjudicate

Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) (Appellant/Cross-Respondent) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) [2020] UKSC 25 allowed Bresco’s appeal ...
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Adjudicating during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Construction Act 1996) introduced a statutory right for parties to a construction ...
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COVID-19: Impact from the Government lockdown on Construction Projects and the Industry: – Force Majeur or Frustration?

Boris Johnson has placed the country in lockdown and the government’s instructions not to travel unless your journey is absolutely ...
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