Construction

9 July 2019

What are the key legal issues affecting construction documents for data centre projects?

The value of the UK’s data economy is over £70 billion and this is only set to increase.  Digital Realty’s “The Data Economy Report 2018” estimates that there is a further £50 billion of untapped potential in this part of the UK economy.

Robert Read

21 December 2018

A ban on combustible cladding; a Joint Regulators Group; a new health and safety test for architects - The Hackitt Report six months on

In construction, “underpinning” is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing structure in order to provide stability in cases where the original foundation is not strong enough. In respect of building safety, the Hackitt Report seeks to change the ethos of the industry by strengthening the existing foundations and introducing new ideas to build upon them.

Luke Gregory

29 November 2018

“Improving transparency and integrity of information”- The impact of the Golden Thread on Principal Designers and Principal Contractors

In my previous blog, I concluded my review of how the roles and responsibilities of the key CDM duty holders may be applied to Higher Risk Residential Buildings (“HRRBs”). In this blog, I will explore the Hackitt Report’s recommendation for the introduction of a ‘golden thread’ of quality building information and what that means for Principal Designers and Principal Contractors.

Luke Gregory

25 October 2018

“Clarifying leadership, management and competence” | Applying the CDM Regulations to HRRBs | Part 2

In my previous blog I provided an overview of the history of health and safety legislation, and analysed the Hackitt report’s recommendation that the CDM Regulations should be extended to HRRBs. I concluded by looking at how the proposals may impact clients (as defined by the CDM Regulations). I continue the theme in this blog by reviewing the potential implications on the other CDM duty holders – Designers, Contractors, Principal Designers and Principal Contractors.

Luke Gregory

3 September 2018

“Creating empowered and responsible duty holders” | Applying the CDM Regulations to HRRBs

Our blog series began with a review of Dame Judith Hackitt’s report and our examination of whether an outright ban on combustible materials is required. In this blog we analyse the primary purpose of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (‘CDM Regulations’), how the CDM Regulations apply to key persons in a construction project and how the Report suggests the construction industry apply the regulations to higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs).

Luke Gregory

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