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.