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07 Sep 2017
Crossrail, Battersea Power Station and Hinkley point have all been in the news because of reports of increased costs. It is important to understand the causes of increased costs, many of which may be part of the planned delivery and contracting process for the project.
07 Jun 2017
Our Dispute Resolution Service has worked in partnership with a coalition of leading construction and engineering professional bodies, and two major employers in the infrastructure space, to launch the new Conflict Avoidance Pledge. The Pledge will be officially launched in London in November.
01 Oct 2015
Mike Pollard, Head of Collaborative Working at Network Rail, shares his views on the optimal conditions for collaboration for both clients and contractors.
Les Pickford, 09 Nov 2016
Many business owners don’t fully understand property because it’s not their area of expertise. Director of William Martin Property Consultants Paul Magrill explains why a property survey will give you peace of mind when buying or leasing a property at the beginning, during or end of your occupation.
12 May 2017
The BCIS Online featured project for May 2017, submitted by East Ayrshire Council, is the recently completed £1.9 million parade of 7Nr retail units in Cumnock, Strathclyde. The size of each retail unit ranges between 96m2–117m2, totalling 775m2.
10 Apr 2017
Our Data Services Team has been appointed by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy, to maintain and update the EU Building Stock Observatory.
18 Sep 2015
Pricing on contracts for refurbishment and conversion schemes is 9% higher than on new work contracts, while pricing on horizontal extensions is 4% higher, according to the BCIS Study of Tender Prices.
Kim Bailey, 24 Feb 2017
After climbing the career ladder with Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) in Leeds, James Taylor became the firm’s youngest director at age 30. We caught up with James to hear more about his career highlights, challenges he's encountered and the importance of inspiring and maintaining a strong team.
19 Jan 2017
Last summer, the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) started to release the first major update to JCT Contracts since 2011. The first contract family to be made available in the new edition was the Minor Works Building Contract.
With the constantly evolving demands of work, how do workers ensure they are paid on time — or at all? This is where the concept of a payment standard can come into play.
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