Catching up with @constructingexc blog: Disputes still prevalent despite Government emphasis on collaboration

Disputes still prevalent despite Government emphasis on collaboration The number of disputes in the UK construction industry has not reduced and partnering has still not been widely adopted in spite of the Government efforts. These are the key findings of major new survey into contracts and legal issues undertaken by NBS. 92% of the 1,000+ respondents said that the number of disputes had either increased or stayed at the same level, with the current state of the economy being cited most frequently as the likely cause. These views are borne out by the fact that almost one quarter of those taking part in the survey had themselves been involved in a dispute during 2011. Most commonly, these disputes (86%) were between the client and main contractor, with the primary causes being extension of time and valuation of variations. Partnering - which has been vaunted as the way to r...

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