In 2012 NBS ran its first National Construction Contracts & Law Survey which revealed that disputes were still prevalent, despite the Government’s emphasis on collaboration, with almost a quarter of those who took part saying they had been involved in a disputes in 2011. NBS are now running the survey again in 2013 and are calling upon Industry Professionals to help input into it.
The aim of the survey is to gain a better understanding as to which construction contracts are being used and what are the contractual and dispute resolution issues that construction professionals face. The survey is the most wide-ranging independent review of contractual and legal issues throughout the industry, and will provide an accurate and in-depth picture of legal issues and disputes at each phase of construction, covering subjects such as:
- tendering and procurement
- the reference and adoption of BIM in contracts
- collaborative working; and the
- main issues of dispute, their duration and value
The closing date of the survey is the 31st July 2013 and there will be a prize draw with one respondent winning an Apple iPad. The survey can be accessed here.
A copy of the 2012 survey can be viewed here.