Force Majeure & its effect on contractors during the pandemic Contractors have had to manage risk in the face of great adversity in recent years. The combined effect of the global pandemic and Brexit has forced the sector to adapt and pay closer scrutiny to contracts. Delays, overruns, higher material costs, staff shortages, and cancellations
Labour shortage & supply chain issues in the construction sector The UK construction industry is facing a series of challenges causing problems for firms big and large. First, there was COVID-19 which forced workers to isolate themselves. Hot on the heels of that crisis came another: labour shortages and higher materials costs driven by Brexit.
How Has COVID-19 Affected Communication in the Construction Industry? It’s not all doom and gloom. Although COVID-19 and Brexit have created plenty of challenges for the construction industry, it would be misleading to suggest work has dried up altogether. Yes, labour shortages, rising material costs, and other mitigating factors have led to projects being cancelled.
The Impact of COVID 19 & Brexit on the Construction Industry On the surface, our economy is normalising. Shops are reopening, people returning to work, and there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Does this mean COVID-19 and Brexit are no longer issues? Far from it. Their effect on the construction
Section 1: Formal Handover Procedure 1. Handover vs practical completion The world of practical completions and handovers is a tough place to navigate when you’re a contractor. That’s because the line between the two is often blurred – leading to confusion and frustration in equal measure. With that in mind, how are the two different
The construction industry hasn’t digitised as quickly as other sectors. But it’s catching up. Day on day, month on month, year on year, new technology is being introduced that improves compliance, health and safety, productivity – and, of course, profitability. But why is digital transformation so important to the construction sector? Why this sudden focus
Who is responsible for the health and safety file? In 1994, the Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations added another legislative string to its bow: the health and safety file. The health and safety file is a powerful tool that, when properly employed, can protect those working on construction projects. The health and safety file
Spring clean your processes Spring is upon us and after a year of uncertainty, confusion and restrictions it’s time to get the duster out and look at how you as a company can embrace the new normal and work on the business instead of in it. We all have repetitive tasks we need to
Operations & Maintenance Manuals If the sheer mention of “O&M” fills you with fear, read on. An operation and maintenance manual (O&M manual) contains essential information required for the operation and maintenance of a building. The main contractor is legally required to provide a comprehensive health and safety file on completion of a job with
Getting the Most Out of Your Documentation? Working in the service or construction industries means that you have many different responsibilities to uphold. A lengthy project typically involves many different systems and components which your client will ultimately have no idea how to manage. You’re not expected to offer them after sales support forever, so