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Digital Construction, BIM and Disputes

Recently our old friends, Arcadis published their annual report into construction disputes. The report examines where Arcadis see disputes arising. It also looks at the costs and implications of those disputes. The report gives us an idea of what is going on in the world of dispute resolution. Though it’s very much from the perspective […]

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Innovative Technology for Avoiding Construction Disputes

As the use of technology on construction projects grows, can this help avoid costly and time consuming disputes? Join us on 24th April in London for a half day seminar looking at using new technology to avoid disputes. Technology for Dispute Avoidance ConTech is the latest buzz world in the construction sector. But what is […]

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#Contech in Dispute Avoidance

“digital technologies and data enable collaboration and integration …to drive efficiency and value.”* If “A picture is worth a thousand words”, how many words are in a video recording at 50 frames a second? Photos and videos in construction project reporting are producing greater transparency and trust. Videos and photos are naturally considered a more […]

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Contech: What is it and why the sudden fuss?

Proptech, Contech and The Future of Construction The term ‘proptech’ has been around for some time now. It describes innovations in real-estate focussed technology. Usually, proptech refers to startup businesses aiming to use the latest technology to make real estate more efficient. ‘Contech’, in contrast, has attracted less attention and been a little slower off […]

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What’s going to happen in 2019?

At Lindford we don’t have a crystal ball. However, others far braver and cleverer than us have put their necks on the line so we don’t have to! Here’s a little summary of some of 2019 construction predictions from those brave enough to declare them… Retention & Collaboration Over at ClarksLegal, Ruth Wilkinson notes that […]

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Expertise Rocks!

It might seem an unusual title, but it turns out Expertise actually does rock. We were proud sponsors last week of the charity event of the same name which took place at the Water Rats in central London. Four bands competed for the coveted title with Consilio and Land Securities being tied at the end […]

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Be Careful What You Wish For

We often say, ‘hindsight is a great tool’. Had we known something before it was started, we may have made an alternative decision. This is often the case with construction projects and contract agreements. When parties to a construction contract set out their intentions, they are optimistic and positive for a successful outcome. At this […]

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Method of Valuing Variations Under Construction Contracts

Variations may arise during the contract period or at the final account stage. It is not uncommon that construction disagreements and disputes often relate to contract variations and in particular, the method by which the variation is valued. Indeed, whilst recent research[1] shows historically adjudications relating to value of work and variations amount to 20% […]

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