Read on for a round-up of news and updates relevant to the construction and engineering industry.
Animation as an aid to Construction Dispute Resolution
This article looks at the benefits and purpose of using 4D visualisation for construction technical disputes.
BN Rendering Limited v Everwarm Ltd  CSOH 45
This article looks at the case of BN Rendering Limited v Everwarm Ltd, where an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of the English Courts was held to govern proceedings to enforce an adjudicator's decision, even though both parties were domiciled in Scotland.
Change and challenge - How resilient is the UK construction industry?
This article considers the findings of the Project Five Consulting's report - 'The Organisational Resilience of the UK Construction Industry: Are We Built on a House of Cards?'.
Offsite Manufacturing in the Construction sector
This article covers embracing offsite manufacturing and technology and the benefits behind it.
Covered by Projects Insurance? Sub-Contractors beware
This article covers the guidance from the TCC concerning the obligation on a sub-contractor to maintain its own public liability insurance and how a sub-contractor can safeguard its position.
Developments in the BIM Contractual Landscape
This article covers the developments in the contractual documentation relating to BIM, the use of BIM increasing and more...
Ensuring the flow of cash retentions - The second reading of the "Aldous Bill"
Last Autumn Consertative MP Peter, Aldous introduced the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill. The first reading of the Aldous Bill in the House of Commons in January 2018 was followed, six days later, by the sudden collapse of Carillion.
The enforceability of no oral modification clauses - The dangers of failing to put pen to paper
In the case of Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited  UKSC 24, the Supreme Court considered the enforceability of a NOM clause and, consequently, whether an attempt to vary an agreement orally had been successful.
Cross claims and winding up petitions
Victory House General Partner Ltd v RGB P&C Ltd confirms that a winding-up petition based on a failure to pay is likely to be stopped where a genuine cross-claim exists.