Barr Construction wins £20 million Leisure Centre project

Paisley-based Barr Construction has been awarded the £20 million contract to build Irvine’s new leisure centre, creating a single venue for sports, cultural events and exhibitions in the centre of the Ayrshire town.

We need to get better at contracts

The latest survey results suggest the industry still has a lot of work to do if we want to avoid more disputes, says Chris Scott

Be wary of warranties

A court decision on often overlooked warranties could prove a headache for contractors in the future, say Chris Scott

Time is money, so do something about it

It is a bizarre but true, says Steve Briggs, that very few contracts pay any attention to time management. This needs to change

When he says, but she says

How do you sort out compensation for delays when more than one party could be to blame? Let Sarah Shemmings be your guide

Your liability needs to be limited

Be extra careful how precisely you word conditions in your contracts, says Rebecca Palmer

The NEC in full

The NEC, a suite of contracts which is 20 years old this year, has just been updated. Geraldine Fleming looks at the revisions

Get on the programme

Producing a programme can do much more than just clarify the contract in law, says Lisa Cattanach

How to win in the public sector

Public sector maintenance contracts require special handling, says John Forde, senior associate in the projects and construction team at law firm Trowers & Hamlins.

Resist the siren calls

Standard forms contracts should be resisted wherever you see them, says Ian McCann, construction partner at law firm DWF

Rok takes Scottish Highlands deal

Rok has won a four-year property framework in the Scottlish Highlands and Islands, worth £37m.

Mansell takes £11.5m Scottish deal

Mansell has won a £11.5m contract for two schemes in Scotland for Huntaven Properties.

Britannia Construction takes £31m worth of contracts

Gloucestershire-based contractor Britannia Construction has secured three new contracts in the South West, South Wales and Midlands, totaling £31m.

Clugston Construction scoops £22m of new contracts

Yorkshire contractor Clugston Construction has won £22m worth of new work.

Galliford Try JV wins £90m Anglian Water deal

A joint venture between Galliford Try and Imtech has won a five year special projects framework worth up to £90m with Anglian Water.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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