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The government has committed to a programme of building and fire safety regulatory reform in England, in response to Dame Judith Hackitt's review of the current regime. 20 Dec 2018
ANALYSIS: The most recent report on security of payment reform in the building and construction industry in Western Australia (WA) will add to the national debate, with several recommendations which echo those in John Murray AM's earlier review. 13 Dec 2018
The NEC4 Alliance Contract was published in June 2018. The much-anticipated new standard form contract allows parties to construction projects to more closely collaborate and equally share in that project's risks and rewards.
On 22 June 2017, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) updated its existing suite of standard form New Engineering Contracts with the issue of NEC4.
The fact that the underlying contract was never signed will not always be fatal. Whether a contract has been formed will require close consideration of the facts.
Recent decisions have given some clarification on the notice period needed when a sub-contractor on a FIDIC contract requests a time extension or an extra payment due to an unexpected event or circumstance.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
A ban on the use of combustible materials on the external walls of certain new high-rise buildings will be introduced in Scotland next year, the Scottish government has announced. 10 Dec 2018
The government and rail industry have agreed a plan to increase efficiency of the UK's railways, improve journeys and increase the capability of the sector to trade internationally, with a focus on more and better use of technology. 07 Dec 2018