The importance of time in construction contracts

21 October 2019

Time is an interesting concept. At its fundamental level it is used to describe the continuing progression of a sequence of events. Its precise definition might vary depending on whether you are looking at it from a religious, philosophical or scientific standpoint. Roland Finch looks at it from a construction point of view.

RIBA building contracts — what’s new?

27 March 2018

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published 2018 versions of its two building contracts, originally released in 2014. Roland Finch describes a number of changes: some cosmetic, some less so.

Integrating BIM into contracts

13 September 2016

The Government’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) mandate provides an opportunity for the construction industry to work in a more collaborative and integrated way to achieve a better built asset. Contractual issues have the potential to hold back the adoption of BIM on projects. Architect Stefan Mordue looks at the changes required to the popular standard forms of contracts and the incorporation of the BIM Protocol for use on a Level 2 BIM project.