Procuring tech for construction

Practical Law Construction

There is no doubt that technology has been and will continue to transform construction. But cutting edge technology is procured on different terms from those typically used in the construction industry. These requirements would not be found in a standard construction contract.

5 tips for giving constructive feedback to staff

Agility PR Solutions

As a manager, one of the hardest tasks is giving constructive criticism to your staff. It would be best if you learned how to give constructive criticism, and […]. The post 5 tips for giving constructive feedback to staff appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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Episode 14 of The Construction Briefing podcast

Practical Law Construction

It’s that time of the month again and we have published episode 14 of our podcast, The Construction Briefing , featuring Michelle Rousell and Yassir Mahmood from the Practical Law Construction editorial team.

11 tips to earn media coverage for your construction company

Axia PR

Did you know that positive news coverage helps to improve your construction company’s reputation? Far too often, customers don’t know which company to turn to when they have a construction need because all of them seem the same. construction news media

Spreading the Good News: Four Best Practices for Construction Projects

The I-5 High Occupancy Vehicle Improvement Project upgraded a 3-mile segment of the I-5 traversing Santa Ana and Orange, CA. Hill developed a public awareness and community outreach plan in collaboration with key stakeholders, organizations, communities,

Episode 13 of The Construction Briefing podcast

Practical Law Construction

It’s that time of the month again and we have published episode 13 of our podcast, The Construction Briefing , featuring Michelle Rousell and Yassir Mahmood from the Practical Law Construction editorial team.

Episode 12 of The Construction Briefing podcast

Practical Law Construction

The Construction Briefing is an alternative way of learning about key developments in construction law, with the Practical Law Construction editorial team discussing some of the wider issues those developments raise.

Episode 11 of The Construction Briefing podcast

Practical Law Construction

We have published the latest episode of our podcast, The Construction Briefing , featuring the Practical Law Construction editorial team. Discuss the judgment in Rugby Football Union v Clark Smith Partnership Ltd , where the court interpreted a construction all risks insurance policy.

How construction industry marketing will evolve after coronavirus – and what you can do to prepare

Axia PR

The rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused major disruption for a vast number of industries worldwide, including the construction industry. construction

Eight Ways a Construction Company Can Manage Damage to its Reputation

Axia PR

Construction companies are only as good as their last mistake. Just like getting contractor insurance to safeguard your construction business, you also need to protect your company’s reputation at all times if you want to stay competitive. crisis communications construction

Tort claims for economic loss on construction projects – Avantage v WSP

Practical Law Construction

Construction claims usually arise out of a breach of contract , because it is easier to establish liability than under a tortious claim. If communications are passed through other parties on a construction project, that makes a finding that there is a duty of care less likely.

Construction contracts and disputes survey reveals “traditional” industry

Practical Law Construction

Have you had chance to read RIBA’s Construction Contracts and Law Report 2022 , which was published at the end of July? RIBA Construction Contracts and Law Report 2022.

When is a collateral warranty a “construction contract”?

Practical Law Construction

Or should that be, when is a collateral warranty not a construction contract? Toppan Holdings Ltd and Abbey Healthcare Ltd v Simply Construct (UK) LLP. Can a collateral warranty be a construction contract?

How will construction products feature in future disputes about unsafe buildings?

Practical Law Construction

This post concentrates on construction products, in particular, new rights to pursue manufacturers and suppliers in civil actions. Regulations controlling some construction products already exist, and a very helpful summary of these can be found here.

Constructing the Gold Standard – public sector frameworks

Practical Law Construction

December 2021 saw the publication of the independent review of public sector construction frameworks, commissioned by the Cabinet Office, and led by Professor David Mosey PhD. The Gold Standard will need to be met by all future public sector construction frameworks.

Latest episode of The Construction Briefing now available

Practical Law Construction

The Construction Briefing is an alternative way of learning about key developments in construction law, with the Practical Law Construction editorial team discussing some of the wider issues those developments raise.

Out now – episode 9 of The Construction Briefing podcast

Practical Law Construction

Episode 9 of The Construction Briefing is now available. This episode covers the latest building safety developments , including removal of the role of Building Safety Manager, a further update to Form EWS1 and agreements reached on who will pay for remediation works.

Dangers of construction insolvency

Practical Law Construction

For many years, the construction industry has suffered more than most with insolvencies. In 2018, it was the hardest hit economic sector, with construction insolvencies representing 17% (3,001 from a total of 17,454). This trend continued into 2019, with provisional figures indicating construction insolvencies accounted for 18.6% (3,198 from a total of 17,197).

Cranes on the horizon: construction arbitration abroad

Practical Law Construction

It is common in many construction contracts for dispute boards to be used as part of a tiered dispute resolution mechanism. How it chooses to deal with construction projects and disputes will doubtless have an impact on the entire country.

Ireland’s Construction Contracts Act 2013 before the courts

Practical Law Construction

Some of us are old enough (just) to remember life before statutory adjudication was a thing, before the Construction Act 1996 was enacted and came into force. Jonathan and I have been writing about Ireland’s Construction Contracts Act 2013 since long before it came into force in 2016.

Abbey Healthcare v Simply Construct – opening the floodgates or the death of collateral warranties

Practical Law Construction

Rights and wrongs aside, for almost a decade since the Parkwood decision , it has been clear that in certain circumstances a collateral warranty may be deemed by a court to be a “ construction contract ” for the purposes of the Construction Act 1996.

Calculating the final date for payment under a construction contract

Practical Law Construction

Rochford Construction Ltd v Kilhan Construction Ltd. I’ve always thought section 110(1) was one of the more straightforward of all the provisions in the Construction Act 1996 (and it is one that wasn’t amended in 2011).

A final account problem – JSM Construction v Western Power

Practical Law Construction

Can a final account procedure be implied under section 110(3) of the Construction Act 1996? This was one of the questions the TCC faced in the recent case of JSM Construction v Western Power.

Six Ways You Can Make Criticism Constructive When It Comes to Communications

Barokas

Giving and receiving constructive criticism isn’t easy, but it is vital. All criticism should be taken as constructive and of intrinsic value, intended to amplify client successes – not roadblock it. . The post Six Ways You Can Make Criticism Constructive When It Comes to Communications appeared first on Barokas Communications. No BS Blog Constructive Criticism Client/Agency Relationships Feedback Professional Growth

EV charging infrastructure – construction, projects, planning and tax issues

Practical Law Construction

In the third and final blog in our series looking at common queries on the roll out of EV infrastructure (see our previous blogs on progress and challenges and landlord and tenant issues ) we focus on construction, planning and tax aspects.

Recent COVID-19 related force majeure decisions: what do they mean for construction contracts?

Practical Law Construction

Indeed, it is uncommon to see terms such as “pandemic” or “infectious viral disease” referred to in a construction contract’s force majeure clause (whether this changes will be the subject of much debate among drafters going forward).

Cranes on the horizon: construction disputes in Russia

Practical Law Construction

This post is part of a series covering issues that frequently arise in construction law disputes, each with a specific regional focus. The Russian construction sector has experienced significant activity in recent years.

The Construction Briefing ep.8: building safety, party walls and access to a neighbour’s land

Practical Law Construction

Episode 8 of The Construction Briefing is now available.

Copyright in construction: some common queries

Practical Law Construction

Questions about intellectual property rights routinely arise during construction contract negotiations and serve as a refreshing reminder that COVID-19 issues are not the sole focus of negotiations at the moment. Why are copyright works critical to a construction project?

Supply shortages and the impact on construction projects

Practical Law Construction

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.

Transport for Greater Manchester v Kier Construction: Notice the little things

Practical Law Construction

For those of you like me, the recent case of Transport for Greater Manchester v Kier Construction Ltd shows that we are right to worry about these things. Preparing and sending contractual notices always makes me nervous.

BIM-used copyright: Dealing with emerging technologies in construction

Practical Law Construction

We have explored various topics as part of our intellectual property in construction series. For example: The Construction Act 1996 provides that payment must be made in instalments (so the designer is not held to ransom awaiting the entire payment at the end of the contract).

Drones in construction – designing for urban air mobility

Practical Law Construction

While data collection is a common and continuing use of drones in the construction industry, their potential goes much further. Data collection in the construction industry. It is clear that the use of drones will continue to increase in the construction industry.

Hands off! Ownership of goods and materials on construction projects

Practical Law Construction

There is significant financial uncertainty in the construction industry. If there are no such provisions the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (for construction contracts) and Sale of Goods Act 1979 (for supply contracts) will apply. The future is very uncertain at the moment.

Journalists Offer Constructive POVs on The PR Pitch

Ishmael's Corner

The post Journalists Offer Constructive POVs on The PR Pitch appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The relationship between the media and PR can resemble a tug of war.

Everybody needs good NABERS – accommodating the new rating scheme in construction contracts

Practical Law Construction

The scheme encourages projects to commit to achieve a certain NABERS rating in post-construction performance, based on a scale of 1 (poor) to 6 (market leading) stars. There’s a new kid on the energy efficiency ratings block in the United Kingdom.

Strunk and White’s step-by-step manual of sentence construction

PR Daily

In first section, “Elementary Rules of Usage,” Strunk, the Cornell University egghead, and White, the author of the beloved children’s books “Charlotte’s Web” and “Stuart Little,” move step by step from the smallest details (apostrophes) to greater matters of sentence construction. “Do The post Strunk and White’s step-by-step manual of sentence construction appeared first on PR Daily.

Supreme Court’s decision in Bresco is ground-breaking for construction insolvencies

Practical Law Construction

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgment that will fundamentally affect construction insolvencies by allowing insolvent companies the unfettered right to start adjudications. As a consequence, debt recoveries for insolvent construction companies has historically been very poor.

COINS appoints Firefly to spearhead COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge

PR in High Definition

Firefly has been appointed by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) to handle the international PR surrounding the inaugural COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge (CCIGC). This puts us in charge of an exciting opportunity to promote and encourage sustainability in the construction industry. The post COINS appoints Firefly to spearhead COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge appeared first on Firefly Communications.

Construction Starts in November Slide 12% Nationwide

Karen Freberg

Less activity reported for the month in nonresidential building and public works