Category - Construction

Between a fault and a hard place — again

Posted, 02 May 2018 by Roddy Cormack in Views
Categories: Commercial property | Construction | Litigation

When is a defect in how something is engineered or constructed not a “design” defect? Senior associate Roddy Cormack explains the latest twist in the tale of the Glendoe hydro electric scheme.

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A problem of perception versus reality? Why aren’t we all using BIM?

Posted, 16 March 2018 by Roddy Cormack in Views
Categories: Construction

Improved efficiency. Better productivity. Reduced waste. Its benefits are likely considerable, so why isn’t everyone in construction adopting BIM?

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Jet set debt - debt collection in the construction industry

Posted, 15 February 2018 by Roddy Cormack in Views
Categories: Construction

Cash (flow) really is king, but it seems the balance of power these days lies with debtors, so what can businesses do to get them to pay up?

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A time of year to take notice

Posted, 17 January 2018 by Roddy Cormack in Views
Categories: Construction | Corporate

Inverness senior associate Roddy Cormack discusses how making a resolution to schedule in notice dates means a healthier cashflow for construction companies in 2018.

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Assignations in security: an experiment in quantum mechanics?

Posted, 08 November 2017 by Roddy Cormack in Views
Categories: Construction

Does a debtor with a continuing financial interest in a building contract have title to sue after an assignation in security? Roddy Cormack explains.

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Keeping up your side of the bargain

Posted, 12 June 2017 by Karen Cameron in Views
Categories: Construction

There’s no doubt the right to retain is a powerful remedy, but exercised when it shouldn’t be, it might expose you to claims for substantial losses.

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Retention in the construction industry - and the dilemma of trust

Posted, 27 April 2017 by Roddy Cormack in Views
Categories: Construction | Corporate

It’s based on flawed logic, but like it or loathe it, retention in the construction industry is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

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