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By VOLOCO LLP, Nov 29 2019 12:02PM

By definition, Temporary Works (TW) are the part of a construction project that are needed to enable the permanent works to be built and involve a wide spectrum of activities, some of which you may not have fully considered.

TW must be treated with the same level of care and attention as the rest of the project. Any failure in the design of TW or poorly executing them can lead to a fail or collapse. This may lead to project delays, damage to property and in the worst cases harm to people including fatalities. As the builder, you face obligations in this respect that may mean you could be personally liable and prosecuted. This article is aimed at guiding you to prevent this.

By VOLOCO LLP, Nov 29 2019 11:48AM

Construction projects are typically complicated, uncertain and involve numerous parties at all levels of the supply chain. The complication and uncertainty usually means that numerous details need to resolved after works commence and, as mentioned in a previous article, change is (almost) inevitable.

Therefore, it is hardly surprising that disputes arise in this scenario. How can the risk of disputes arising be minimised, and how can it be dealt with when it happens?

By VOLOCO LLP, Nov 29 2019 11:32AM

A principal designer is an individual or an organisation who is appointed by the client to take the lead in planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety during the pre-construction phase of any project which involves more than one contractor.

The Principal Designer has an important role in influencing how risks to health and safety are managed thought the project and especially during the pre-construction phase.

By VOLOCO LLP, Oct 31 2019 12:57PM

Dedicating the required amount of effort and investing in reviewing tenders before committing to submit is a proven strategy to identify, manage and reduce risk, potentially saving you wasted time and effort in the tendering process and even more significantly from entering into a deal that may be a bad one for you.

Knowing what to look for and where to look for it is something that is gained with experience and varies by project and the proposed contract. Below is a list of the main points to consider when reviewing a tender that is received (it is not an exhaustive list).

By VOLOCO LLP, Oct 31 2019 12:53PM

Change is (almost) inevitable in construction. Virtually all construction projects depart from the original tender design at some point during completion of the works. For this reason, all major forms of construction contract and subcontracts include some form of change control procedures for dealing with these changes.

There are any number of reasons that changes can occur during a construction project including:

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