Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Building
Covid-19 puts demand guarantees under scrutiny
Smart thinking: contract automation explained
Q&A: Health and safety on site during covid-19
Is it illegal to cut wages without any consultation?
A client is refusing to attend handover during lockdown. What now?
Can workers remain furloughed if they don’t have childcare in place?
High-rise rules: the government’s Hackitt response explained
Approved inspectors’ duty of care: Herons Court v NHBC
Liquidated damages: cloudy picture in solar case
Contractors beware: clients are hungry for cost certainty
SSE v Hochtief: lessons on NEC contract interpretation
The Hackitt Report takes aim at lowest price tendering
NEC4: Principles don’t translate into practice
When the courts hand out ‘rough and ready’ justice
Responding to adjudication – are you ready?
BIM and the law – who should be the gatekeeper?
Construction contracts: hunting for a superhero
Barratt v Intégral Géotec: What lies beneath
Davenport v Greer: ‘Smash and grab’ lives on
Carillion’s Beetham Tower: Sealed without a kiss
To avoid legal claims and lost tenders – read on
NEC issues coronavirus contractual guidelines
Construction court gives first coronavirus decision
What security should contractors put in place for shut down sites?
Providing clarity on CDM
Can a contractor turf out site squatters?
What help is available for single contractors set up as limited companies?
Are construction sites legally obliged to shut down?
How NEC contracts are affected by the coronavirus
How JCT contracts are affected by the coronavirus
How the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme works for construction
What support is available for self-employed construction workers?
Coronavirus: Your legal questions answered
Six key factors to consider for site closures
Coronavirus: Should contractors pay sick pay from day one?
Q&A: How will coronavirus impact construction contracts?
Ten coronavirus questions for construction firms
How will the fossil fuel car ban affect new buildings?
Future Homes Standard: new decade, new challenges
Six construction regulatory issues looming in 2020
Defect disputes: Hochtief-Volker v Atkins
Practical completion: Mears v Costplan
What’s new with NEC4, and how should it be used?
Why Interserve’s Swansea stadium row went to extra time
Resi occupiers and contractors: rules on adjudication
Social Value Act changes may not solve skills crisis
Will digitalisation end construction disputes?
When ‘friendly’ advice leads to court
CIMC v Bennett: milestone payments
Faraday v West Berks: EU procurement rules OK
Arcadis v Amec: Letters of intent
S&T v Grove: paymasters and adjudications
Mediation: Putting theory into practice
Lonsdale v Bresco: Payment claims by companies in liquidation
How mediation works in seven steps
N Midland v Cyden: clarity at last?
Preparing for mediation: six need-to-knows
How the NEC4 Alliance aims to foster collaboration
Vinci v Beumer: Baggage delays lead to £9.7m payout
NEC4 X22: more contractor incentive in two-stage contracts?
11 ways construction firms can prevent procurement corruption
Contractors should beware cheap insurance cover post Grenfell
When are contractors guilty of corporate manslaughter?
Cladding replacement – who pays?
How to spot signs of depression in construction workers
Death on site: the legal aftermath
Lloyds Bank v McBains Cooper: Project monitoring and blame
What are offsite’s contractual implications?
RG Carter v Kier Business Services: time is of the essence
FIDIC’s new rainbow: red, yellow and silver
Are bonds the ointment for ‘burnt fingers’ from retentions?
Almacantar v McAlpine: unclear pre-nup leads to messy divorce
BIM, collaboration and NEC4
Sign of the digital times
Understanding correct payment due notification
How iceberg basements have changed planning
Preparing for the new PPE regime
Grove v S&T ruling: the end for ‘smash and grab’ adjudication?
Five warning signs that your project is heading for trouble
Learning the lessons of failure
Carillion: ‘It is extremely rare to opt for liquidation’
Can you stop and restart an adjudication?
Extensions of time: North Midland v Cyden Homes
Can an email constitute a valid pay less notice?
Dysfunctional contracts don’t speak our language
Assad Maqbool: How to head off insolvency risk
Lessons from Fosters’ Heathrow hotel debacle
For clarity’s sake, keep contracts simple
Rising to the third-party procurement challenge
Has your subcontract got your back?
Don’t let oral contracts leave a bad taste
NEC4 and managing the programme
Clearing the air over the use of moratoriums
NEC3/4 weather events and the 1-in-10-year average
Taylor Review of modern working practices analysis
Fit for the future or pandering to the past?
Payment notices: don’t wait until the midnight hour
Pride and the ‘without prejudice’ rule
Proceed with caution when advising friends
When contract formation puts you in a bind