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
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
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
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!
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
Designing tools which neither reflect nor understand the user’s experience or journey is a foolish waste of time. In the Legal Creatives Academy, I was set a challenge to design a legal tool. I decided to map the payment aspects of a building project for a home-owner. I immediately drew
It’s the end of January, there is a smattering of snow in my Cheshire garden, plenty of New Year’s resolutions are already history, and a smattering of good intentions when it comes to contracts are simply gathering dust on a shelf. Read the full edition here » You might be
Legal design in legal documents – such as contracts – is central critical to proactive and preventative law. I am learning more about the process in the Legal Creatives Academy, an on-line legal design school run by Tessa Manuello. Visuals covers a wide spectrum of items: images, icons, photographs, illustrations,
Legal Frustration There is a English legal doctrine called frustration. It acts to bring a contract prospectively to an end because of the effect of a supervening event ie it ends the contract early. It requires the law to recognise that: without default of either party a contractual duty is
Do you ever stop to think about the emotional impact your contract creates on the recipient? During the festive break, my mum died and I have been bombarded with decisions, contracts, legal jargon and paperwork to read and sign… all at a time when I am already an emotional wreck.