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BIM before the English Courts

In a judgment released in August 2017, the UK High Court granted an interim injunction requiring a Building Information Modelling ("BIM") coordinator to provide access to a common data environment....more

Contract termination: terminating under the contract vs terminating at common law

Contract terminations are often loaded with legal risk, and therefore parties often rely upon as many grounds as possible to justify a termination. A recent English case highlights the risks associated with terminating solely...more

NEC4 contracts now published

The NEC has recently published its much anticipated next generation suite of contracts, NEC4. The NEC has chosen the phrase "evolution not revolution" to describe the NEC4 suite. The new suite remains true to the NEC's...more

A strict enforcement of time bar provisions

Time bar provisions are a relatively common feature of construction contracts, but often arouse concern because they are seen to be "harsh". A recent case from Northern Ireland confirms that notwithstanding any "harsh"...more

CAR Insurance: Insuring the Works vs Insuring the Owner's Property

For the purposes of insuring construction and engineering projects, there is a critical and sometimes overlooked distinction between insuring the works carried out under the contract, and insuring the underlying property of...more

The new FIDIC White Book for Consultancy Services

FIDIC has recently published the 5th Edition of its Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement (the White Book). The White Book is an important part of the FIDIC suite and is one of the most widely used forms of professional...more

Overpayments in Construction Projects: Getting Repaid (Or Not)

Construction and engineering contracts usually contemplate interim payments being made "on account", meaning that any overpayments or underpayments can be redressed in later payment claims, or in the final account. However,...more

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