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The components of BIM

Since writing my earlier blog on Building Information Modelling (BIM)  (http://consult-3c.com/bluffers-guide-to-bim/) I have been contacted by a number of interested observers in the UK and beyond.  This is clearly an important topic, but from my point of view, as an … Continue reading

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Bluffers Guide to BIM

I was recently asked the question, so what is BIM and do I need to know about it? I hope to answer both parts of the question in the overview below. BIM stands for Building Information Modelling and can provide, … Continue reading

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Another fine VAT mess?

As an Engineer the details of VAT have never much interested me, until I read a post by Stephen Mundy of Galliford Try on the LinkedIn “South West and South Wales Construction and Property Network” Group.  In summary Stephen draws … Continue reading

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Polluters to pay larger fines?

As is often the case the consequences of legislation may not be limited to the title. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) contains provisions that might see a very significant increase in the level of fines … Continue reading

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Water, Water everywhere?

A couple of water related items, which might be ironic for those currently living through the wettest of droughts in the UK.  However, the vagaries of the UK climate do warrant long-term consideration. National water Infrastructure The Institution of Civil … Continue reading

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A waste of Public Money?

An intriguing article in the New Civil Engineer (NCE) 17-05-12 about the proposed New Wear Bridge in Sunderland (http://www.nce.co.uk/news/structures/engineers-say-118m-wear-bridge-is-waste-of-public-money/8630426.article?blocktitle=Exclusive-news-from-NCE-magazine&contentID=204 ).  Three points intrigue me before commenting on the meat of the article.  Costs are an important background to the article … Continue reading

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Release of Retention

New Construction Act – to be pedantic – The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. There is an interesting article on the release of retention monies by James Williams of  Pinsent Masons at: http://construction.practicallaw.com/blog/construction/pinsents/?p=163 The author outlines three … Continue reading

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The first post!

I intend this Blog to be wide ranging, to cover “Construction” in the widest meaning of the word, but to be informative as well as opinionated.  However, to start with, it is to let you know that the Consult 3C … Continue reading

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