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Create Certainty

As well as contracts needing certain terms, Tessa Manuello says that legal design is aimed at creating documents which provide certainty for users in three areas: certainty of cost certainty of process certainty of outcome Cost certainty For construction contracts, ‘certainty of cost’ means your contract should provide certainty covering

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How BIM Affects Contracts

The guidance to ISO 19650 recognises that the legal and contractual matters of BIM are in a state of flux and development…the standards are not intended to provide prescriptive direction on the composition of BIM contract documents (whether consisting of a Protocol and/or other documents) and are subject to contractual

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The Dotted Line: The Ultimate BOGOF?

How do you feel about surprises? Perhaps if I said it was a surprise gift, surprise party or surprise weekend away you might be ok with it? How about surprise invoices? Read the full edition here » How much do I love surprises? Find out here: If you’d like to

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Process for BIM

the construction industry has steadfastly adopted [an] anarchic approach to contract formation… formalities in the construction industry are typically left until the contract is half-completed and, in many cases, until after the performance of the contract is actually complete Process is not really a strong point in the UK construction

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Technology for BIM

Digital construction, like BIM, has no universal definition. Digital construction is the use and application of digital tools to improve the process of delivering and operating the built environment [B1M] Digital construction includes – but is not limited to – Building Information Modelling; although technology is one of the 4

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The Dotted Line: What’s in a name?

On this day in 1930 the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora changed their names to Istanbul and Ankara. I can never hear Constantinople without humming a song by They Might be Giants… Read the full edition here » Not sure wisdom is the right title for this section… but

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Sharing Data for BIM

Data-sharing is one of the 4 essentials for BIM. The National Infrastructure Commission report Data for the public good 2018 states Data can improve how our infrastructure is built, managed, and eventually decommissioned, and real-time data can inform how our infrastructure is operated on a second-to-second basis Construction projects have

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Collaboration for BIM

Collaboration is not just a key interest of mine (read my posts) but it is also one of the 4 essentials for BIM. In SCL paper D101, Ashcraft states that liability concerns have lead practitioners, and their lawyers, to contractually isolate the BIM – thus depriving the model of its

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The Dotted Line: Focus

Happy Valentine’s Day. May I be the first person to say how great you are looking today… or is that your contract that’s sooo lovable? Read the full edition here » Why is it that cakes create stronger opinions than contracts? This video is best served with a hot drink!

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4 Essentials for BIM

We need to break down the divide between the BIM ‘tech’ people and the lawyers. [Winfield Rock Report 2018] As a contract writer and construction lawyer, I confess that I have been guilty of sticking my fingers in my ears and looking at my feet whenever Building Information Modelling was

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