All Contracts and procurement articles – Page 5

  • Ann Minogue
    Comment

    Know your rights

    2006-11-24T00:00:00Z

    ‘If it ain’t broke, why fix it?’ asked Jeff Brown of collateral warranties. But third-party rights are now used by many big developers as they reduce paperwork, time and money

  • Andrew Hemsley
    Comment

    A granny with a spliff

    2006-11-17T00:00:00Z

    It’s radical. It’s brave. And, amazingly, it’s the brainchild of the JCT. Prepare to be shocked by Constructing Excellence, a partnering contract with a difference …

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    First, engage the brain

    2006-11-17T00:00:00Z

    What do Olympic venues and nuclear decommissioning have in common? Both require contracts that force the project team to think through everything that is to happen – which makes them ideal for NEC3

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    A question of form

    2006-10-27T00:00:00Z

    The RICS Contracts in Use Survey, published earlier this month, revealed some interesting and surprising trends – not least the increased take-up of the NEC form

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    Why third-party rights don’t work

    2006-10-27T00:00:00Z

    STATE YOUR CASE — The JCT2005 contract caused a stir with its third-party rights schedule. But, says Jeff Brown, there are so many problems with it that collateral warranties remain as popular as they ever were

  • John Redmond
    Comment

    Mr Eggleston explains

    2006-09-29T00:00:00Z

    For those clients, project managers and contractors still unsure how the changes in the NEC3 form affect them, this new book sets it out clearly

  • John Redmond
    Comment

    A twist in the tale

    2006-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Here’s the story of a hot-shot construction lawyer, his fussy wife, a builder who was never there, a bizarre contract and a house in the country …

  • Rachel Barnes
    Comment

    A little give and take

    2006-07-14T00:00:00Z

    The CIC’s new contract is a workable compromise for consultants and clients. But like all compromises, it will inevitably have detractors on both sides

  • Ann Minogue
    Comment

    Sorry, its not a runner

    2006-07-07T00:00:00Z

    The CIC says its consultants’ contract is aimed at experienced clients, but they’ll be the last to abandon bespoke forms for an agreement that includes an aggregate cap on liabilities

  • Andrew Hemsley
    Comment

    Greater expectations

    2006-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Now we've started to use JCT2005, it's clear that contractors and contract administrators will have to handle extensions of time with more care

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    The subtle art of legal drafting

    2006-02-03T00:00:00Z

    On the surface, the JCT 2005 extensions of time clauses appear unchanged, but a closer look at the new wording suggests they could prove quite tricky

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    Not bad, not biased and not barking

    2006-01-06T00:00:00Z

    Depending on who you ask, the new NEC contract displays favouritism to contractors or employers. In fact, it is the lawyers who amend it who are causing the problems

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    Studying the form

    2005-12-16T00:00:00Z

    This year the JCT caused quite a stir when it decided to revamp its entire suite of contracts (see Building, 24 June), but it’s the changes to the design contracts – Design and Build Contract and the Intermediate Contract with Design – that have created most interest.

  • Ian Yule
    Comment

    Events, dear boy

    2005-11-18T00:00:00Z

    New rules on compensation events in the third edition of the New Engineering Contract mean it is fraught with difficulties for the unwary employer

  • Michael Conroy Harris
    Comment

    Suit yourself

    2005-11-04T00:00:00Z

    The JCT has embraced the digital age with a service promising quick, clean documents that are precisely tailored to the job they cover

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    Spoilt for choice

    2005-09-23T00:00:00Z

    At last we have a contract that caters for third-party rights, but this extra option in the new JCT design-and-build contract could pose a problem

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    My slip, your fall

    2005-09-02T00:00:00Z

    The NEC Third Edition has been hailed as a friendly partnering contract, but one particular clause seems to tip the balance against contractors

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    Check it out

    2005-06-24T00:00:00Z

    The revamped JCT suite of contracts has finally begun to arrive. So what’s changed, what’s stayed the same – and what do you have to look out for?

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    Worse than useless

    2005-06-03T00:00:00Z

    The BPF’s consultancy agreement is a fine example of a one-sided contract that dumps extra work and unlimited risk on any consultant foolish enough to sign it

  • John Riches
    Comment

    Fun, frolics and forms

    2005-06-03T00:00:00Z

    The JCT has revamped and extended its range of standard contracts. If you can get past the swanky yellow covers, you’ll find all kinds of interesting changes inside