- May 8, 2013
Good faith in practice: a view from the top
I recently attended a topping out ceremony organised by a developer client. At the ceremony, I was extremely interested to hear the developer attribute the early completion of this particular superstructure to the spirit of good faith in which the parties had worked. Having drafted the JCT-based building contract between the developer and the contractor, … Continue reading Good faith in practice: a view from the top →
- August 17, 2011
Is your building contract gathering dust?
So, after the tense negotiations, you have popped the champagne corks and finally have a building contract signed and completed. But now what? Do you let it become an attractive paperweight? Or is it going to be your Satnav – the tool that guides you through the construction process and helps you navigate any roadblocks … Continue reading Is your building contract gathering dust? →
- August 18, 2010
Construction management: the start of a trend?
As the City of London office market gradually picks up, we are involved in a number of projects that are following the construction management (CM) route. Are these isolated examples of the use of CM, or is this the start of a trend? And should other developers think about joining the CM bandwagon?