Abstract. It has been widely documented that when Building Information Modelling (BIM) is used, there is a shift […]
President Obama’s hackneyed phrase resonates in the mind when reading the above case which was decided in the TCC in March this year.
This paper adds support to the notion that Contractors’ head office overheads are, as a general rule
(particularly where lost opportunity for turnover can be demonstrated), recoverable as a head of claim in construction contract claims for prolongation, using a formula-based calculation; the decision in Walter Lilly v. Mackay has brought further clarity to Contractors’ entitlement to these claims. This paper also sets out an alternative approach to the ascertainment of head office overhead costs where, it is submitted, the traditional formulae exaggerate the costs actually incurred by a Contractor as a result of a compensable Employer Risk Event.
The 3% charge for investors and second home purchasers not only undermines new build supply, but will negatively impact on affordable housing, CIL payments and employment across the entire construction supply chain.
Throughout history there has been opposition to various forms of industrialisation, automation, computerisation and general new technology where the people have had concerns they may be replaced by robots.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
The Secret Surveyor uploaded a tongue in cheek list of reasons to avoid paying subbies (or at least […]