Confronting Goliath: our bold response to tackling the skills shortage

The challenge is clear: tackle the skills shortage and prevent what is described in Building Magazine this week as the "existential threat to some British construction firms".

The call to arms is

The power of 'Small Giants': why SMEs are key to post-Covid prosperity

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has brought seismic change across all our communities: business, local, familial and social.

Times are hard, with many unprecedented challenges to overcome, and the

Coronavirus and construction contracts – how to handle the fall out

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the construction industry.

Having been asked by several clients, North East Regional Director Ian Hedley takes a look at the possible

Extensions of time under NEC3® – we do the hard graft and explain all

Why are we talking about “extension of time” instead of “completion date”?

What do you need to know the ins and outs of this subtle difference when talking a project under an NEC3® project?

Have no

NEC4® unwrapped – our observations on the key commercial changes

Solomons Europe joined a large delegation of industry professionals to attend the NEC® Users Group’s Annual Seminar in London, where the main attraction was the much-anticipated launch of NEC4®.


Avoid falling foul of the fresh approach to management of programme under NEC3®

The new NEC3® has a particular approach to dealing with time and the programme.

This approach can often be overlooked by client and contractor alike – but they do so at their peril.

In this article

Overcoming the barriers to accurate and reliable programmes under NEC3®

Three of the most important aspects of any construction project are time, cost and quality.

The NEC3® is somewhat different to other standard forms of contract and clearly lays down a marker when it

Construction Act payment processes – how you can get it right

The Construction Act payment process can be baffling at times.

But it is vital to get a grip of the rules to avoid time consuming and costly delays, which could see parties find themselves falling

Pricing compensation events under NEC3® - what you need to know

As the saying goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”.

Estimating uncertainty in construction is nothing new.

But things work a little different when it comes to tackling the issue under the new

Why always me? The Balotelli approach to applications for payment

Footballing bad boy Mario Balotelli’s unhappy year at Liverpool has come to an end.

As details emerge of his contract conditions – particularly those related to good behaviour – we look at the

Demystifying the NEC3® working area overhead

The percentage for working area overheads has been around for more than 20 years.

But during that time the construction industry’s costs systems have changed a lot.

Here, we demystify the NEC3® 

Have you got what it takes to be an excellent NEC3® Project Manager?

The role of Project Manager is critical to the success of fulfilling an NEC3® contract.

But what skills and experience does it take to make an excellent Project Manager?

What are the key aspects of

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