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27 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Construction, Opinion

Construction cost certainty: the elusive mythical beast?

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EDF announced this week that the estimated completion costs for the Hinkley Point C project have now spiralled again to between £21.5 billion and £22.5 billion.

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11 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Construction, Opinion

Has Spurs’ decision to use construction management been an own goal?

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Catherine Welch construction

When a football club is aiming to win a league title, it employs individual players to form a team. The club signs contracts with the players, and pays each player as per their own contract terms. The club takes responsibility for the outcome of the season, and for the individual player performances along the way. The club also employs a manager to direct and enthuse the team to work towards the same goal; winning games at each stage to ultimately lift the trophy at the end of the season, and for the club to win the league title.

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4 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Construction, Opinion

Here we snow again – was the construction industry prepared for the weather?

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snow construction

Less than 12 months ago, large areas of the country were affected by snow, and the consequences for many construction projects carried on long after the snow had melted.

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31 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Construction, Opinion

How would a No Deal Brexit affect the availability of construction labour?

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Construction & Engineering

This week saw Parliament speak out against a No Deal Brexit, the Leader of the Opposition encourage the Government to rule out a No Deal Brexit, and Brussels confirm that a negotiated orderly exit is the preferred option. And yet, despite all this, in the absence of a definite deal, commentators suggest that No Deal is still the default, and most likely, scenario.

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24 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Construction, Opinion

‘Deal’ or ‘No deal’: are your construction contracts Brexit-ready?

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Before the end of 2018, it will be ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’ in the Brexit negotiations and Parliament’s subsequent approval or otherwise of how the UK is going to leave the EU.

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