- September 20, 2021
Supply shortages and the impact on construction projects
As has been well-known in the industry for some time and is also now being picked up by the mainstream media, UK construction is currently under considerable pressure due to global shortages of key materials. The combination of a worldwide surge in demand for essential materials, as existing projects are revived and new projects are … Continue reading Supply shortages and the impact on construction projects →
- April 7, 2020
Construction Act consultation – summary of responses
It may understandably not be at the forefront of people’s minds as the industry responds and reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in February 2020 the government finally published a summary of responses to its Construction Act 1996 consultation. Matt Molloy has previously blogged on the responses from an adjudication-perspective so I thought it would … Continue reading Construction Act consultation – summary of responses →
- August 29, 2018
Beware – wildlife on site!
A client recently called me in a panic. Their contractor had discovered a protected species of bird had set up home in the exact spot where they needed to carry out the next phase of works at one of their sites. No one on site was entirely confident on what the appropriate next steps should … Continue reading Beware – wildlife on site! →
- November 29, 2016
Professional appointments: a work of art?
A client recently asked me to draft a professional appointment for an artist who was designing, creating and installing some public artwork at the client’s new development. This turned out to be more complex than I expected.
- January 26, 2016
A wet start to 2016: flooding and stemming the loss
Along with the more pleasant festive traditions, this winter saw yet another series of floods causing chaos throughout the country. December 2015 was the wettest calendar month on record since 1910 and it is estimated that the cost of this winter’s floods will exceed £5 billion. According to the Met Office, extreme weather has become … Continue reading A wet start to 2016: flooding and stemming the loss →