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14 Jul 2021 Materials shortage: contracts ‘not fit to deal with volatility’

Contractors could be exposed to commercial risk because their contracts do not account for the current material price and delivery volatility, experts have warned.

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23 Apr 2021 Drones & Real Estate: What are the opportunities?

On Wednesday 21 April, Partner, Navpreet Atwal and Senior Associate, Sophie Henwood hosted an expert panel discussion on drones and the opportunities this evolving technology will create for landowners, developers and investors.

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24 Mar 2021 Drones: The impacts and opportunities for property owners & developers

Unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, are set to revolutionise how we travel and how products reach their final destinations. Ultimately, it will redefine how we interact with our built environment.

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19 Mar 2021 Architects prepared to take legal action against developers to recover outstanding fees

Architects are increasingly prepared to take legal action against developers in a bid to recover unpaid fees for work they have completed on projects, says Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm. Coronavirus disruption has left many architects out of pocket, leading them to take decisive action to recover fees.

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18 Mar 2021 The use of drones in construction projects

There is a perpetual myth the construction industry trails other industries in the drive for modernisation.  Whilst this may be true in labour and recruitment practices, it is not a universal truth.

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15 Mar 2021 How can drones be used when purchasing a property?

It is worth considering firstly how drones are presently being used in the property sector, which in recent years has become widespread. A number of organisations have been successfully using drones for many years to conduct external inspections of property.

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12 Mar 2021 How Will Drone Corridors Revolutionise Industrial Estates?

A revolution is happening and it could make previously unviable locations suddenly very attractive to manufacturers.

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12 Feb 2021 The Future Built Environment – What will our future cities look like and what issues do we need to consider now?

The pandemic has been a particularly testing time for most business, but the one sector that has thrived in these difficult times is the technology sector. It is not just the Amazons and Telsas’ of this world but the nascent unmanned aircraft system (UAS) (or drones) which have been soaring.

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20 Nov 2020 DIY construction management: acceptable to funders?

Developers who wish to avoid paying main contractor’s overheads and profit frequently manage their own development projects…

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17 Aug 2020 Cash advances could give contractors a much-needed lifeline

Developers and other construction project sponsors are demanding increased oversight over how contractors are passing money down.

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