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January 23, 2020 by Charles Day in Blog

Adjudication in Ireland – What Next?

23 January, 2020

John Delaney – Director, Forensic Expert Witness, Base Quantum Ireland Ltd. Parties’ submissions in Irish Adjudications are often a minefield of legal cases originating in foreign jurisdictions. Case law from England and Wales, Scotland and various Australian states are commonly referenced, albeit only as ‘persuasive’. Indeed, non-legal documents such as

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November 21, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

The Importance of a Mentor

21 November, 2019

Danny Frost – Managing Director, Quantity Surveying Services. As children, we all had ideas of what we wanted to become when we grew up. Remember Ray Liotta’s line in ‘Goodfellas’? ‘As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster’. Well, my childhood dream was to

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November 07, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

As Easy As A.P.C

07 November, 2019

Top tips for achieving your chartership. Manny Chahal – Senior Quantity Surveyor. Tuesday 4th December 2018 is likely to be an insignificant date for most people. For me, however, it was the day that a peculiar email notification appeared on my phone: ‘Dear Mr Chahal, it is our great pleasure

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October 24, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Avoiding the Mañana Mentality

24 October, 2019

Laura Hannan – Associate Director. “Setting it up right from the start…”. Commercial must do’s when working with Main Contractors. The construction industry often consists of many small and medium sized businesses relying on work from the major players. Working for these large contractors on multi-million-pound projects can be a

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October 11, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Neophobia in Construction

11 October, 2019

Why we must be receptive to change. Domini Baldwin – Associate Director. Most of us have heard of the age-old phobias: Arachnophobia, Acrophobia, Claustrophobia and Thalassophobia. Whilst the fear of spiders, heights, confined spaces and open water are relatively common, they are certainly not universal. So, I often

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September 27, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Broken Records

27 September, 2019

Robert Baker – Associate Director. Quantity Surveyors often feel like broken records, continuously stating the importance of keeping accurate, detailed and (preferably) agreed contemporary records. The Contractor’s site management team or the Client’s project management team will invariably agree with this, and usually proceed with good intentions. Yet, time

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September 06, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

What does the future hold for Quantity Surveyors?

06 September, 2019

Amy Wakerley, Quantity Surveyor. In 1999, Cavill bluntly stated “change or die” following a survey carried out among Quantity Surveyors (herein known as QSs). The survey found that 58% of respondents thought the traditional cost-modelling role was under threat and would likely be replaced with software packages. Furthermore, 75% of

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August 06, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

The Importance of Personality in Avoiding Disputes

06 August, 2019

Danny Frost, Managing Director. Time and time again we find ourselves embroiled in quantum related disputes. Frequently these derive from disagreements within the project team and, more specifically, Quantity Surveyors holding ground on monetary matters.

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August 01, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Business Edge Article: The Rules of the Game – Danny Frost

01 August, 2019

Base contributes to the ‘construction focus’ section in this month’s Business Edge magazine. Written by Danny Frost, the article discusses the importance of mastering the basics and reading the contract. Find it in full below…   Click HERE to read the PDF.

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June 03, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Learning from Our Mistakes – The Anti-Dispute Series.
Time for Change

03 June, 2019

At Base, a large proportion of our work comes from disputes of all shapes and sizes. So it might be a bit surprising that we are seeking to promote an “anti-dispute” movement. However, we strongly believe that, for the good of us all, the construction industry needs to be a

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