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Construction sector focuses on a safe return to work

We consider the UK government’s guidance to the construction industry on how to safely reopen sites following the COVID-19 lockdown
19 June 2020

Breaking down barriers to Modern Methods of Construction - Intellectual Property Rights

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is changing the delivery of construction projects. Intellectual Property - is it a barrier to collaboration and scalability of MMC?

25 February 2020

Contract execution: past, present and future

Smart contracts could revolutionise aspects of the construction industry. However, a recent case highlights some of the hurdles to overcome before the UKJT’s digital vision can be fully realised
23 December 2019

Collateral warranties: How long is your liability in Scotland?

We comment on the recent Court of Session (Inner House) decision on limitation periods under a collateral warranty in Scotland. The Scottish position once again reflects the position in England
13 November 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 2: N to Z

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
28 May 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 1: A to M

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
14 May 2019

Industrial Warehousing and Logistics - procuring the warehouse of the future

This article comments on construction issues in the demolition phase and considers how technological advances and changes in construction methods are reshaping how industrial assets are procured
08 May 2019

Optimising The Procurement Process For Authorities and Utilities

Burges Salmon, has supported the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), in publishing its guide recommending how to make procurement processes more effective and efficient.
10 April 2019

Funding the UK’s infrastructure ambitions in a ‘post-PFI’ world

Many projects in the UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority's pipeline are dependent on private finance. In the absence of PFI/PF2, what other funding structures will help ensure delivery?
08 February 2019

Energy portfolio sales and financing: efficient due diligence on construction and O&M documents

Key due diligence points to consider for an energy portfolio transaction, stressing the importance of understanding typical red flags, asset lifecycle and effective document management.
11 January 2019

Publication

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in a reordered world

Launching at the Constructing Excellence Conference 2018, Burges Salmon gives a view on how the perfect storm of sector restructure and the advance of MMC will combine to reshape construction.
04 December 2018

Alliance contracting: a solution to challenges facing the highways sector?

We  examine whether the alliance contract model (or 'alliancing') can benefit the highways sector when procuring infrastructure works. 
21 September 2018
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