Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on construction projects across the country. Whilst the majority of infrastructure projects were able to implement the Site Operating Procedures without too many delays, city centre building sites and those with limited space have taken time to adjust to the new ways of working. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is also looking at a recovery plan for the industry and how to release workers from furlough in a phased manner. Following its statement on payment and Contracts earlier this month, the CLC also continues to call for collaborative ways of working to avoid costly contractual disputes which are more than likely to result in insolvencies. While construction clients have responded in different ways, the government has been very clear on the response expected from public sector clients. Earlier this month the Cabinet Office published supplementary guidance notes for construction contracts to support contracting authorities in implementing PPN 02/20 – supplier relief due to covid-19. […]
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Mental Health Awareness Week – building mental health in the UK construction sector
Doka UK 17 May 2019.- The UK construction industry is showing continuing signs of development. Construction output is increasing, albeit slowly, new contracts awarded and new jobs are emerging in some sectors. As the construction industry continues to grow, numbers of employees working in the industry will need to increase at the same time. With […]
Green Brexit: Reengineering the environmental impact in construction
Doka UK 29 March 2019.-The possible requirement for new laws and regulations to control and manage the environmental impact of companies may affect many industries post Brexit, including construction. This is a pending issue that has already begun to be organised with bills and with numerous reports, forums and expert opinions. In response to this […]
Artificial Intelligence in Construction: What are the advantages?
Doka UK 25 January 2019.- Artificial intelligence (AI) is more present in our lives than we think, it provides limitless potential and advantages that diffuse through many industries. It has been argued that the construction sector has been one of the fastest to adopt applications, processes and technological implementations in relation to artificial intelligence. In […]