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Prefabrication and energy prices – a double-edged sword
Key to many of the government’s plans for the future infrastructure of the UK, is the use of prefabrication, particularly prefabricated concrete structures.
Digital twin technology: the opportunities and risks of digital twins in construction and real estate
In this article, we look at the opportunities of digital twin technology for the construction and real estate industries, as well as potential risk factors.
Construction Brief: latest decisions July 2022
This update includes a round-up of recent court decisions dealing with the definition of a construction contract, enforcement of adjudication decisions by companies subject to a CVA, pay less notices, contract interpretation and co-insurance.
Case review 07/07/2022
Collateral warranties and the right to adjudicate
Is a collateral warranty to a construction contract also classed as a construction contract? The answer had been taken for granted until a decision arose which found a particular collateral warranty was actually not a construction contract for the purposes of the Housing Grants (Construction & Regeneration) Act 1996. As a result, it did not include the statutory right to adjudicate, and an adjudication brought in relation to it was invalid for lack of jurisdiction.
Government building safety advisor joins Kennedys’ London team
We have recruited a leading construction and insurance specialist to join its London team. Paul Lowe, formerly a partner at Weightmans, is experienced in all insurance matters relating to the construction industry including on both policy coverage and defence.