- December 16, 2020
NEC4: 2020 amendments
NEC4 was published in 2017. The first set of amendments were published in January 2019 and now, in the space of three years, we have the second set, published in October. Most standard forms do not publish updates so prolifically and (certainly for this year with all its changes) you could argue more’s the pity. … Continue reading NEC4: 2020 amendments →
- July 29, 2020
Wind of change – is NEC the future for wind projects in APeC?
COVID-19 is causing uncertainty for business and investment strategies worldwide, the energy sector included. Despite this, investors are increasingly looking to renewables as a way to meet growing energy demand while decarbonising energy supply. While countries across Asia-Pacific have shown strong appetite for wind power, the risk of natural disasters, inadequate government support and the … Continue reading Wind of change – is NEC the future for wind projects in APeC? →
- December 18, 2018
With friends like these…Burgess v Lejonvarn: Christmas cheer for construction professionals
As we all get into the festive spirit you may well find yourself chatting to family or friends about their latest project. Some may ask for your opinion or advice. But don’t get carried away; remember the cautionary tale of Burgess v Lejonvarn before offering any free advice.
- October 18, 2017
Injunction prevents consultant holding client to ransom on BIM
Building information modelling (BIM) has been steadily gaining traction in the construction industry over the past few years and the prediction back in 2011 from the UK Government’s Chief Construction Adviser, that professions which failed to adopt BIM risked being “Betamaxed out” is ringing eerily true. And it’s not only centrally procured projects that are … Continue reading Injunction prevents consultant holding client to ransom on BIM →
- February 22, 2017
In vogue again: construction management
While speaking to a client last week, I had an odd feeling of deja vu; I’m sure you have all experienced it at some point. I was listening to a client recalling a recent conversation with their construction director. Currently at the end of the first stage of what they had hoped would be a … Continue reading In vogue again: construction management →