Under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 a party to a construction contract is entitled to payment by instalments and the parties are free to agree the amounts of the payments and intervals at which they become due. The resulting request for payment is made by way of issue of an “interim certificate”. This briefing considers the issues that need to be considered when there is a failure to make payment to its contractor pursuant to an interim certificate which could lead to an order for winding-up.
The Winter 2014 issue of Concrete Quarterly is now available online, highlighting a number of case studies.
This blog argues that smart buildings and a fresh approach to urban planning could herald a brighter future for the world’s fastest-growing cities. It examines the recently completed H2 low carbon building in Tianjin, China, It is a mixed-use development which includes offices, shops, restaurants and exhibition spaces and is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the country.
This blog asks at what point is a contract formed and becomes legally binding?’
This issue of the RICS Building Surveying Journal focuses on inspections: the core skill set that is synonymous with building surveying.
Glenigan’s Economics Team have produced a detailed report analysing construction planned for the next 12 months and identifying the factors that will influence activity in each sector of the industry.
This article examines recent statistics in relation to developments for both industry and construction in the European Union.
This report examines current trends in the northern construction market, how it compares to the UK and the South East, and its prospects for the future.
This report from the Green Alliance aims to identify the conditions for planning successful tower block retrofits. The report, based on interviews and workshops with a range of experienced stakeholders, concludes that despite the current funding context, local authorities and housing associations can achieve significant improvements.
The NHBC Foundation has issued new, practical guides for house builders and designers to help tackle the complexities of compliance with Approved Document L1A 2013 in England. There are separate guides for masonry and timber frame construction. Both provide detail on the topic of thermal bridging.