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Two great new articles from construction lawyer Najma Dunnett.
What is in a name? Is it a bond or a guarantee? Does it matter and what is the difference between them? Important questions for contractors and consultants in these tough times when faced with giving bonds or guarantees, or both. Read more…
Atkins sought to challenge the decision of an arbitrator who found in favour of the Secretary of State for Transport in determining whether Atkins was entitled to claim additional payment for remedying an excessive number of potholes beyond the number it had included as part of its lump sum contract. Read more…
Featured articles and news
In the week of the momentous Heathrow decision, we look back at the development and design of T5.
BSRIA’s flagship event will address performance and wellbeing beyond compliance.
Young Architects and Developers Alliance launched to build the relationship between the two disciplines.
BS 8536-2:2016 Design and construction: Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure).
Paying for off-site goods or materials can be useful, but it puts the client at risk.
People power can be transformative if properly informed and inspired.
ZHA win competition to build an Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Saudi Arabia.
Leaps, not steps, are needed to avoid a ticking time bomb, say BRE in response to Farmer Review.
A multi-purpose hall in France covered in a translucent orange membrane.
Winning designs revealed for a rock formation-influenced residential complex in Rennes.
An article explaining the techniques, regulations and environmental impacts of carbon capture and storage.
Watch one of the first documentaries by the acclaimed Adam Curtis, examining the substandard system building of the 1960s.