We know times have been challenging recently, so we wanted to bring you a bit of normality by hosting our usual construction breakfast, just online. Our usual Espresso Shots format; three concentrated, 15 minute discussions on current construction issues, designed to fuel thought leadership; in other words, construction espresso shots.
With the allocation of risk for ground conditions continuing to be a contentious issue, and one which standard construction contracts deal with in different ways, Matthew Stevens kicks off the webinar by providing a brief overview of the common law associated with ground conditions on construction projects. He also looks at how the approach taken by the various publishers of standard form contracts differs as well as briefly considering some recent case law on the topic.
Lawrence Mansell then provides an overview of the legislative landscape in Wales and discusses some of the key points of negotiation and the practicalities of entering into a construction contract during these uncertain times.
Alun Tobias finishes up the webinar, covering the allocation of risk between parties that has come into sharp focus over the past few months. There is often a balance to be struck between the interests of the contractor/consultant and that of the employer. Alun provides an overview of one of the points often discussed which is the inclusion of caps on liability in construction contracts/appointments.
We have posted the webinar recording above, for you to watch at your leisure.