Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Is this the dawn of a new revolution?

Posted: Thursday 14th November 2013

Construction covers a complex field of activities.  In contrast to manufacturing, construction projects are prototypical in nature, involve interface with existing infrastructure, involve site specificity, face exposure to the elements and often involve an incomplete design when the contract is awarded.  These characteristics have often been cited as...


Valuation of Variations

Posted: Sunday 22nd September 2013

When parties enter into a building or engineering contract they will usually include rates to be used for assessing variations.  However the rates will need to be for work of similar character to the rates provided in the contract to be applicable.  If there are no rates for work of similar character then there may be a requirement to determine fair...