All Payment articles – Page 2

  • Lancaster University eco-residences
    News

    Top marks for university eco-residences

    2008-06-10T05:45:00Z

    Lancaster University sees its partnership with a private sector property provider pay dividends as its latest phase of student residences are awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating

  • This £1.3m surgery in Swaffham, Norfolk, is the kind of project that will now be assessed under BREEAM Healthcare.
    Features

    Doctors’ orders

    2008-06-06T00:00:00Z

    For the developers of its hospitals and surgeries, the Department of Health has prescribed a good dose of BREEAM to keep it fit for the future

  • Leading light: the Welsh Assembly Government is setting standards with its Merthyr Tydfil office
    Features

    Best of BREEAM

    2008-06-06T00:00:00Z

    As BREEAM sets forth across the world, assessors have been kept busy at home – and increasingly in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Comment

    Things to take into account

    2008-05-23T00:00:00Z

    Project bank accounts are in the spotlight again. If you use one yourself, make sure you’re aware of all the pros and cons, particularly with regard to insolvency

  • Dominic Helps
    News

    The Construction Act is changing

    2008-05-20T11:44:00Z

    It’s been a long time coming but now that government has promised primary legislation we could see substantial amendments

  • Boy with balloons
    News

    The Elephant's Churchyard

    2008-05-08T10:30:00Z

    A new children's play area and park is first tranche of Elephant & Castle regeneration scheme

  • University of Cambridge architecture department
    Features

    Reducing heat loads: Testing the water at the University of Cambridge

    2008-04-25T00:00:00Z

    Sustainability and innovation - When the architectural department at the University of Cambridge demanded a sustainable, lightweight building for its students, the designers had to overcome the problem of overheating

  • Comment

    10 years of the Construction Act

    2008-04-25T00:00:00Z

    Ten years after it became law, the Construction Act is a boisterous, perplexing triumph. Here’s its biography. Overleaf, Rudi Klein and Dominic Helps add their views, and we hear from one man who went through the mill and survived

  • Redlands Primary School
    News

    Redlands Primary School conversion

    2008-04-14T00:08:00Z

    Construction Excellence surveys the school which has taken sustainable steps including water harvesting wind turbines

  • Whitecross school
    News

    Sustainable approach at Whitecross school

    2008-04-10T12:47:00Z

    Construction Excellence assesses the challenges the contractor faced to introduce sustainable features at the Herefordshire school

  • Howe Dell School
    News

    Howe Dell school, Hertfordshire

    2008-03-20T11:04:00Z

    Hertfordshire Council commissioned the project to test the latest eco-friendly system with its most intriguing feature being the temperature control

  • Comment

    Don’t let them get away with it

    2008-03-14T00:00:00Z

    Contractors are coming under pressure to agree to ‘discounts’ the client isn’t entitled to, says Peter English. But there’s no need to agree to them, as the following example shows

  • WDL: Photo credit Edward Cullinan Architects
    News

    Hoare Lea helps bring green angle to Warwick research lab

    2008-02-18T10:44:00Z

    Warwick Digital Laboratory aims for BREEAM excellence with exposed thermal mass, under floor heating and sedum roof

  • Comment

    It’s the tender process, stupid

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    The Fair Payment Charter is brimming with good intentions but unless it gets to grips with procurement, clients are unlikely to benefit

  • Comment

    Fair payment charter: Declaring peace

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Last year the Office of Government Commerce launched its Guide to Best Fair Payment Practices. It came into force on 1 January this year and applies to all public sector works contracts.

  • Ann Minogue
    Comment

    Project bank accounts: Private practices

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    The project bank accounts proposed by the guide could work in the private sector – if they can be made effective

  • Comment

    Who will abide by the rules?

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Do clients really want another measure to regulate payment? Judging by the slow take-up so far, possibly not …

  • Comment

    Put paid to those with no scruples

    2007-11-16T00:00:00Z

    10 things you need to know about … abuses of the Construction Act

  • Roof of the Genesis Centre sustainable building in Taunton
    News

    Eco-education

    2007-10-01T11:34:00Z

    The Genesis Centre in Taunton, Somerset, has a messianic mission to spread the word on sustainable materials and techniques.

  • Comment

    Opening Pandora’s box

    2007-09-07T00:00:00Z

    The proposal to drop the ‘contracts in writing’ rule has won praise on these pages. But what this does is let the adjudicator decide what’s in the contract – with untold consequences for dispute resolution