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Some of the latest industry updates, company news and case studies from MBM Consulting.

Project Monitoring Services

Project Monitoring Services

Project Monitoring Projects are a collection of tasks and actions that need to be completed to achieve a desired outcome. The journey can often be complex and for this reason, monitoring and control are essential activities to ensure that regular “health checks” are...

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Payment Provisions

Payment Provisions

Money, Money, Money: How to make sure you get paid MBM discusses Payment Provisions in light of recent case law decisions and offers some tips on how to navigate the complexities of Notices, content and deadlines. Since the 2009 Local Democracy and Economic...

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Measuring loss of productivity

Measuring loss of productivity

Measuring loss of productivity: A dark art? AT THE RISK OF STRAYING INTO HOGWARTIAN MYTH, of all the mysterious arts allegedly practiced by claims consultants, those dark wizards of contractual and commercial affairs, none can have caused as much controversy,...

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Commercial & Tendering Risk

Commercial & Tendering Risk

Have your cake…Commercial and Tendering Risk As long as I’ve been in construction they’ve been cracking the old jibe about the role of quantity surveyors and lawyers. You know the one; quantity surveyors go in whilst no‐one’s looking and bayonet the wounded then...

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Programme & Record Maintenance Top 10 Tips

Programme & Record Maintenance Top 10 Tips

YOU MIGHT OFTEN HEAR that the key to a successful project, especially if it generates into a dispute, is records, records and records. But what does that actually mean? What records should be kept and what information should they contain? In fact, I have often found...

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Delay Notices Top 5 tips

Delay Notices Top 5 tips

EXTENSION OF TIME REQUESTS AND SUBMISSIONS ARE BEING SCRUTINISED more than ever. It is therefore important to ensure any delay notices are prepared correctly to record all the necessary information. Failure to do so could invalidate your claim or prevent you getting...

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NEC Compensation Event Account

NEC Compensation Event Account

PROJECT CASE STUDY CLIENT: Trade Contractor (> £1B worldwide turnover) PROJECT: High Speed 1 VALUE: Approx £72.5M SPECIFIC SERVICES: Preparation of NEC compensation events including analysis of critical delays to demonstrate change to the Completion Date and...

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Viridis UK Limited v Mulalley Case Review

Viridis UK Limited v Mulalley Case Review

MBM reviews a recent TCC case on jurisdiction in adjudication QUESTIONS OF JURISDICTION LEFT YOU FEEELING A LITTLE ‘DOO-LALLEY’? "... then read this case summary about Messrs Mulalley... " Summary Questions of jurisdiction may overlap with determination of the...

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Weather Claims

Weather Claims

GONE WITH THE WIND "Dont lose out on your contractual entitlement to claim for delays due to periods of inclement weather" The first of the ‘recent’ storms to hit the UK came in October 2013 and now with British springtime fast approaching the end must surely be in...

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University of Brighton v Dovehouse Interiors

University of Brighton v Dovehouse Interiors

University of Brighton v Dovehouse Interiors MBM reviews University of Brighton v Dovehouse Interiors [1], a recent TCC case involving an Application for a Part 8 Declaration. Summary The TCC considers when Adjudication is commenced for the purposes of determining a...

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Dynamic project schedules 

Dynamic project schedules 

A MOTION PICTURE.... MBM discusses the benefits of producing dynamic project schedules compared to static, non-logic linked project schedules. Someone once said to me ‘Are you here to produce another picture for us?’ Not quite... Static schedules (or programmes) are...

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The Final Countdown – Completion Programmes

The Final Countdown – Completion Programmes

Completion Programmes MBM discusses the key considerations & benefits of preparing an accurate and detailed completion programme. What are they? Often referred to as a “close-out” or “finishing programme”, but more commonly known as a completion programme; it is...

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The Final Countdown – Completion Programmes

The Final Countdown – Completion Programmes

Rider 1 Welcome amendments to the Protocol? Most in the industry are aware of the SCL Delay & Disruption Protocol. The SCL has now issued ‘Rider 1’, the first substantive modification to it since it was first published in 2002. In this article the Delay and...

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SCL Delay & Disruption Protocol

SCL Delay & Disruption Protocol

Rider 1 Welcome amendments to the Protocol? Most in the industry are aware of the SCL Delay & Disruption Protocol. The SCL has now issued ‘Rider 1’, the first substantive modification to it since it was first published in 2002. In this article the Delay and...

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Preparation of as-builtprogrammes, 10 top tips

Preparation of as-builtprogrammes, 10 top tips

A robust and well constructed as-built programme (ABP) is a vital tool for starting to explain why a project has been delayed and/or disrupted. It can be used to establish by how much a project has been delayed and over what time periods. It can also be used to help...

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Contractors’ Extension of Time Preparation Tips

Contractors’ Extension of Time Preparation Tips

Extension of time requests and submissions are being scrutinised in more and more detail these days as margins and cash are tight rare and the need for accuracy in contract administration is paramount therefore important to ensure an sufficient detail and to necessary...

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Project and construction consulting

Project and construction consulting, including but not limited to claims preparation, and planning & commercial management services. MBM Consulting have specialist experience in the NEC and UK building forms of contract. Most of the services provided are in the UK with recent assignments in Muscat, Oman, and Scandinavian countries.