- May 15, 2012
BIM: the legal issues: what’s new?
My posts on building information modelling (BIM) over the last six months have touched on ownership and IP, preparedness and managing the professional team. In writing them, I’ve drawn attention to some of the key legal issues that will need to be considered as BIM develops. There is a consensus emerging that BIM level 3 may require radical thought. … Continue reading BIM: the legal issues: what’s new? →
- February 6, 2012
BIM: managing the professional team
In my third post in this series on Building Information Modelling (BIM), I concentrate on the professional team. Fully integrated BIM delivery will inevitably affect the way in which professional consultants work together and work for their client. Integrated delivery means a fully integrated contractual framework, including the professional team’s terms of appointment. But how will … Continue reading BIM: managing the professional team →
- January 11, 2012
BIM: mind the gap
As Building Information Modelling (BIM) continues to become one of the hottest topics in the construction industry, the stark differences between the aspirations of government and the readiness of the industry to implement BIM become even more apparent. Before the Christmas break, I took a look at ownership rights and BIM. This post now highlights … Continue reading BIM: mind the gap →
- December 14, 2011
BIM: ownership rights
Already frequently used in the USA and now compulsory on public projects in Denmark and Finland, Building Information Modelling (BIM) looks set to explode upon the UK domestic construction industry over the next few years. This development will be spearheaded by some major infrastructure projects and the government’s initiative to make it compulsory on public … Continue reading BIM: ownership rights →
- August 23, 2011
Defective premises: how will a court assess damages?
Ramsey J has provided a helpful summary of the principles that apply in deciding the type and level of damages to be awarded in cases involving defective premises. He did so in a case involving claims by freeholders of homes built at a development at Eden Park in Hartlepool during 2002 to 2004 (Harrison and … Continue reading Defective premises: how will a court assess damages? →