Breaking up is never easy

by Paul Taylor
 
Construction and engineering contracts, whether they be one of the industry’s standard forms or bespoke contracts created and tailored for an individual client’s needs, invariably contain rights and remedies relating to termination of the contract agreement. [Read more…]

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Good form

Contractors were getting away with using inferior quality formwork on construction sites in the UAE, but with health and safety rules coming into play, times are changing, discovers Shikha Mishra. [Read more…]

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Common contractual concerns

by Michelle Nelson
 
Michelle Nelson, partner, Pinsent Masons, says it is worth examining five common traps before plunging into construction in Dubai. [Read more…]

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A new era for risk allocation

by Brian Allan
 
In our analysis of the new Abu Dhabi public contracts, Brian Allan, a director with Hill International’s Middle East Claims Group, explores the risk in the new forms.

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FIDIC and the issues that arise from use

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Cost-plus contract

A cost-plus contract, more accurately termed a Cost Reimbursement Contract, is a contract framed in such a way that when the contractor finishes the agreed-upon work, they receive compensation equal to their expenses plus a profit. Cost reimbursement contracts contrast with fixed-price contract, in which the contractor is paid a negotiated amount regardless of incurred expenses. [Read more…]

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Design and build procurement – the way forward?

Design and build procurement – the way forward?
 
by Paul Taylor on Saturday, 08 March 2008  Paul Taylor, partner, HBJ Gateley Wareing UK LLP, considers procurement of construction projects on a design and build basis.
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Contracts must be fair to all if prices rise far beyond reason

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Constructing what the client wants

Nick Carnell, lead partner at Kennedys, discusses how successful ‘design and build’ is down to understanding what the clients wants.

Paul Taylor’s article published on 8 March on design and build contracts reminded me of some of my own experiences of projects procured in this way. Paul quite rightly pointed out that for design and build to work there needs to be changes in both the mindset and philosophy from projects procured in the traditional manner. [Read more…]

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Types of Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile has been used for centuries and offers consumers more options in color, texture, pattern and overall beauty than most other floor covering materials. With new manufacturing techniques today’s ceramic tile designs are virtually indistinguishable from natural marbles, travertines, slates and other stone products. Glazed ceramic and porcelain tiles are great choices for bathrooms, kitchens, foyers, sun rooms and great rooms. [Read more…]

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