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Interim Valuations and Payment - RICS Guidance note

1 April, 2020

RICS professional guidance for interim valuations under JCT and NEC forms of contract.

JCT

NEC

Contracts

Never split the difference. Negotiating as if your life depended on it. A former FBI hostage negotiator's field tested tools for talking anyone into (or out of) just about anything.

1 April, 2020

A book by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz - well worth a read even for skilled and experienced negotiators, provides a different view on negotiations.

Variations

Final Accounts

Contracts

Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed

1 April, 2020

Not an obvious choice of reading for the Construction industry, however a fascinating read. See the attached extracts for a few interesting items. My take from this book was that open and no blame discussion can produce step change improvement

Construction management

Project management

Fire Safety : Are you covered? An article in Building Magazine November 2019.

1 April, 2020

An interesting view of the complexities of building design fire safety regulations - "The approved documents are guidance only and the mandatory obligations are contained in the building regulations, the industry still appears regularly to conflate the

Building regulations

Collaboration in construction

1 April, 2020

An article in RICS Modus magazine by Emma Stapleton. The industry has finally woken up to the fact that if we all work together, rather than in silos, then everyone benefits.

Standard forms of contract

Construction management

Crossrail delay May 2019

1 April, 2020

Building Magazine article with initial views on key areas of delay - tunnelling, design changes, large station completions.

Delay

Cost management

Infrastructure

Rail

Responding to a winding up petition

1 April, 2020

An article by Gowling WLG dealing with the practical approaches to winding up petitions - these are often used as a means of pursing / ensuring payment

Standard forms of contract

Crossrail lessons learnt

1 April, 2020

Construction News article on some of the early lessons to be learnt from Crossrail - in this instance over optimism in reporting

Project management

Rail

What documents must be disclosed to an opponent in a dispute

1 April, 2020

An article by Gowling WLG updating on documents that your opponent in a dispute will be able to see - disclosure

Standard forms of contract

JCT

Terms and conditions

Construction Law

Improving business efficiency

1 April, 2020

An article by Kath Kenyon on Kaleida website. key areas to consider and review for any business.

How to own your niche

1 April, 2020

An article in the RICS Modus magazine October 2019 focused on small businesses and how they stay resilient in turbulent economic time

Quantity Surveying

Building surveying

When is a breach not a breach?

1 April, 2020

An article in Building Magazine by Ian Yule of Shoosmiths

Approach to the limits of a structural defects insurance policy

1 April, 2020

A paper issued by Gowling WLG on recent court decisions concerning claims made against a structural defects insurance policy for residential apartments

Using incentives to drive contractor behaviours

1 April, 2020

A paper by Pinsent Masons looking at alternatives to the traditional liquidated and ascertained damages approach to encouraging timely completion of construction projects.

JCT

NEC3