RICS hosts the annual COBRA conference, a key event for presenting and discussing the latest industry research.
The latest conference papers from COBRA are available below. All papers were subject to review at both the abstract and full paper stage, to ensure relevance, rigour and topicality.
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20 Sep 2016
This research sets out to critically review the role of standard forms of contract, and in particular to compare FIDIC with NEC, as they are among the most popular contracts in the world.
This paper provides a conceptual framework to enhance productivity, where international professionals and contractors are involved in construction projects.
This paper looks at an online survey of UK-based construction professionals to evaluate risk impacts on the variance between contract sum and final account in contractor-led design and build projects.
This paper explores whether absolute immunity for judges should be abolished or not.
This paper is the result of policy studies and a vivid political debate on the one hand and on the other hand of expert consultancy related to experiments with the aim to guarantee the performance as built by the builder using a new system of quality control.
The paper adopts a case study approach to understand the long-term success of Turkish contractors in the fractured markets of MENA and CIS.
The aim of this paper is to establish the design obligations implied in design and build contracts.
This paper looks at the impacts of delayed payment on project delivery.
This paper emphasizes the significance of timely payments in the UAE construction industry for the prosperity of the local economy.
This paper aims to establish the indicators and incidents of potential bid rigging in the Saudi Arabian public works sector through a two-step historical analysis of bidding data.
This paper looks at the extent of insurance policies in terms of efficacy in serving the intended purposes, and risk management in the Sri Lankan construction industry.
The paper evaluates innovation through value co-creation through six international contractors.
This paper presents financial statement analyses of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) across multiple sectors of the UK Private Finance Initiative (PFI) programme.
This paper emerged from a broader study of the influence of national culture on time and money claims on international construction projects.
This paper considers the nature of the remedy provided when the State intervenes to rectify building failures, using the Irish Pyrite Resolution Scheme and the Homeowner Protection Act of British Columbia as examples.
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