Instead of the usual straightforward Christmas quiz, this year we give you our festive construction wordsearch!
Simply print out the table and questions to test your construction knowledge. For the answers, click here.
- The two parties involved in the recent case in which Akenhead J held that the collateral warranty in question was a construction contract for the purposes of the Construction Act.
- The current construction minister.
- Nickname given to the Thames Tideway project.
- Two contractors facing legal action on behalf of construction workers allegedly blacklisted by them.
- The proposed new nuclear power station in Somerset being developed by EDF.
- A former construction minister who was recently ousted as housing minister in the cabinet re-shuffle.
- A country embarking on a major construction programme currently under the spotlight because of its poor health and safety record and working conditions for construction workers.
- The colour of the IChemE reimbursable contract.
- The UK’s largest utility business.
- The rule that any amendments to the primary underlying contract, after the giving of a guarantee, will discharge the guarantor’s liability under the guarantee unless either the guarantor consents to the variation or the variation is patently insubstantial or incapable of adversely affecting the guarantor.
- The acronym given to the program that provides third-party verification of green buildings used by the US Green Building Council.
- The colloquial name given to the controversial process that enables natural gas extraction from shale rocks.
- The presumption that a bond is not an on-demand instrument in a commercial (that is, non-banking) transaction.
- The presumption that where a security instrument (i) relates to an underlying transaction between the parties in different jurisdictions, (ii) is issued by a bank, (iii) contains an undertaking to pay “on demand” (with or without the words “first” and/or “written”) and (iv) does not contain clauses excluding or limiting the defences available to a guarantor, it will almost always be construed as a demand guarantee.
- A wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to legal liability.
- A key element of proving your loss following a breach of contract.
- A contractual provision may be unenforceable if a court finds that it is one of these.
- The colour of FIDIC’s standard form of contract for “traditional” procurement.
- A three letter acronym for 3D modelling of the construction phase of a project.
- An iconic addition to the London skyline designed by Renzo Piano.