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Posted by Manny Singh

NEC Contract Options

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You’ve heard about the NEC Contract before (and no, we’re not talking about the big tin shed in Birmingham!) but you usually use the JCT. This article provides an overview on the NEC Contract options, advantages/disadvantages and whether it’s the best option for your upcoming project. About t...
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Posted by Paul Heming

Design and Build Contracting for Developers

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The Scenario We put forward the following scenario to Jason Farnell, Adjudicator and CEDR Accredited Mediator. I'm a Developer with a number of secured sites across the UK. Our business has historically taken the Traditional, Architect-led approach to procurement but as we look to expand and grow...
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Posted by Paul Heming

Contract Acceptance by Commencement

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The Scenario We put forward the following scenario to Jason Farnell, Adjudicator and CEDR Accredited Mediator. I'm a Main Contractor working on a JCT Standard Building Contract (2016). I've agreed a price and programme with a Subcontractor following receipt of their quotation and having held a...
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Posted by Paul Heming

Management Contracting Procurement

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Management Contracting is a form of construction procurement where the Client for a project employs different Subcontractors directly. The Client has a Main Contractor in place that is responsible for managing the Subcontractors, but is not in contract with them in the same way as with traditional p...
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Posted by Paul Heming

The JCT and Pay Less Notice

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Payment in the construction industry has been a hot-topic for many years. Whether it’s payment between Employer and Main Contractor, or among Main Contractors and Subcontractors, the chance of a dispute remains higher in construction than it does in most industries. In response to this, the UK ...
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Posted by Paul Heming

Two Stage Tendering

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Two stage tendering, sometimes referred to as “negotiated tendering” or “two stage selective tendering”, is a unique construction procurement method because it takes place in two separate and clearly defined stages. In two stage tendering, the Contractor is involved to enhance buildabilit...
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Posted by Paul Heming

Loss and Expense and LADs in JCT Contracts

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The Scenario We put forward the following scenario to Jason Farnell, Adjudicator and CEDR Accredited Mediator. "I'm a Main Contractor working on an unamended JCT Design and Build Contract (2016). The project has achieved Practical Completion 8-weeks late owing to a variety of delays by various Su...
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Posted by Paul Heming

Construction Procurement

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Procurement methods in the UK construction market work with an Employer issuing a Main Contract to one Main Contractor and thereafter, the Main Contractor issues multiple Subcontracts to various Subcontractors. [1] Projects in the £25 million range can involve a main contractor with approximatel...
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Posted by Paul Heming

The JCT and Extensions of Time

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Most construction contracts will suffer some form of delay during its lifecycle. In all Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) form of contracts, a delay event is called a “Relevant Event” and the extension of time is defined as an “Adjustment of the Completion Date”. Whether during the design, t...
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