Posts Tagged:Risk

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Can the contractual fence be broken down?

Despite the undoubted improvements in the way we create and deliver buildings since I came into the industry in 1972 (is it really that long ago?), there are some things that remain the same, always have and always will. One of these is that any building, requires contracts, systems and management tools that link a…

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Continuing the BIM and Specification discussion

The debate regarding the use and potential of BIM rages on. The article written in November’s Building Magazine by Tony Bingham attracted a very diverse and vocal response, but Tony was quite right to raise questions about BIM’s use from a legal and risk shift perspective. It demonstrates that BIM remains misunderstood by many and…

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Specifications & Performance documentation for Design & Build

Back in February of this year one of our early blog posts, titled ‘A Catalyst For Change‘, touched on the subject of Design & Build. Why is it used? Is it understood etc. etc? Earlier this month we were asked by an architect about design & build contracts and how specifications and performance documentation should…

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Specifications – Getting the basics right

When writing architectural specifications getting the basics in place from the start will help you build a document suitable to your needs. We have been consulting on specifications for many years and in this time we have witnessed the do’s and dont’s, learning from both our own and others’ experiences. We have listed below our…

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A Catalyst for Change

Continuing the theme of change and the effect of recession as a catalyst for change, what have I noticed since being back in the UK? The most noticeable change is the ever increasing influence of contractors who seek to build stronger direct relationships with clients who in turn seek more reliable outcomes in terms of…

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Change in the Construction Industry

After four years living and working in the Middle East it has been interesting to see what has changed in the UK construction industry during that time. Recession is a catalyst for change that can remove waste, challenge existing relationships, test behaviours, changes working practices and stimulates new business strategies. So the question is what…

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