Abstract. It has been widely documented that when Building Information Modelling (BIM) is used, there is a shift in effort to the design phase. Little investigation into the impact of this shift in effort has been done and how it impacts on costs. It can be difficult to justify the increased expenditure on BIM in… Continue reading The Impact Of BIM On The Distribution Of Cost & Return On Investment In UK Construction Projects by L. Cusack
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 we hope it was whimsical). Naturally we do-gooders at Surveyor ToolKit don’t endorse such behavior, so we’ve turned it into a problem and solution session with one of our Sub-Contractors. Hopefully the following will be of use… Continue reading The Oldest Excuses for Not Paying Sub-Contractors (And the Answers)
The guide below was provided to us by our good friend The Secret Surveyor. We are not entirely sure how he came by this knowledge or what he uses it for, however we would suggest that you use it honestly and only in circumstances where you have forgotten your own password to a workbook. The… Continue reading How to unlock a password protected workbook in Excel 2013
In the recent financial climate, the UK construction industry has suffered numerous Sub-Contractor insolvencies. Various components have caused this, however one of the main sensitivities is the multiple levels of contracting which cash has to cascade through successfully, to ensure the liquidity of each of the contracting parties. Below I wish to look at… Continue reading Managing Sub-Contractor Insolvency In The Construction Industry