Construction and Engineering News

UK Businesses encouraged to make more of Building Information Modelling (BIM)
December 2013

The UK construction industry is currently experiencing a strong recovery and in order to keep up the trend, businesses in this sector are being encouraged to make more use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) or run the risk of being left behind by other countries across Europe and North America.

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Who has the right to remedy?
August 2013

There is a common misconception amongst many construction professionals that a contractor has an automatic contractual right to return to work to remedy any defects, regardless of their size, in the first instance.

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Taking action on late payments
August 2013

Construction businesses could be amongst those to benefit if the recommendations of a cross-party parliamentary inquiry into the issue of late payments to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are adopted.

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Damages for delays can include property price drops
April 2013

A ruling by the Court of Appeal means that the losses resulting from a breach of contract by consultants can include a drop in property values.

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Construction disputes exempt from automatic costs management
April 2013

Construction and technology disputes dealt with by the TCC are exempt from the new automatic costs management regime which came into force on 1st April 2013.

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Who has the right to remedy?
November 2012

If work on a site is found to be defective, can a contractor insist on returning to put these problems right?

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Out of sight, out of mind: who manages the site managers?
October 2012

A competent site manager is a valuable asset to any construction project, supervising work and ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

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Expert advice eases employment law headaches
September 2012

Employment prospects for small and medium-sized (SMEs) construction businesses are continuing to deteriorate, according to a new survey from a leading industry body.

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Prompt payment drive takes step forward
September 2012

The government has teamed up with bodies representing small businesses as part of its drive to help improve supply chain cash flow for UK firms, including construction businesses.

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