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Behavioural assessment in construction contract awards
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2016

Public sector entities are leading the charge on bringing behavioural assessment into the construction tender process. This reflects the next stage

Retentions under the spotlight
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • January 20 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has recently announced a review of the practice of retentions in the construction industry

The housing shortage is actually a construction industry skills crisis
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

Headlines focus on the emotive issue of hard-working families being unable to afford their own homes, and the Government's pledge to get Britain

Record retention requirements regarding federal contracts
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 12 2016

On January 4, 2016, the federal government changed its own contract retention obligations. FAR 4.805 was amended to simplify the federal government's

NEC Early Contractor Involvement clause published
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2016

On 27 November 2015, the NEC Panel published an additional clause for use with the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract where the Contractor is

Null and void! Public contract declared ineffective for first time
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2016

On 1 December, the Scottish Outer House handed down its judgment in LIGHTWAYS (CONTRACTORS) LIMITED v. INVERCLYDE COUNCIL. The judgment is

Contract Law - Unforeseen ground conditions and claim notices
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2015

Allseas UK Ltd (“AUK”) was engaged as the Principal Contractor by Total E&P UK Limited (“Total”) to carry out both the offshore and onshore

BIM: arriving at a building near you
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2015

BIM is the digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility. It can be represented as a virtual 3D model or a

England’s Court of Appeal provides guidance on FIDIC Yellow Book Conditions
  • Deacons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2015

Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty's Attorney General for Gibraltar 2015 EWCA Civ 712 was an appeal by a civil engineering contractor

Government puts steel rules into procurement process
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2015

The government has issued Procurement Policy Action Note 1615, of 30 October 2015, on the procurement of steel in major projects. It applies, with