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September 03, 2020 by Charles Day in All Categories, Blog

Thinking Business Article: The Rules of the Game

03 September, 2020

This month’s Thinking Business magazine, published by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, includes an article written by Director, Danny Frost. In the article Danny discusses the importance of reading the contract. Read the full text below…

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August 18, 2020 by Charles Day in All Categories, Blog

Delay and Disruption: Separate Entities or Indistinguishable Bedfellows?

18 August, 2020

John Delaney, Director, Base Quantum Ireland Ltd. In the face of restricted working practices and social distancing at work, what are the likely impacts on construction operations? If works are undertaken under unanticipated restraints that inevitably increase the time required to complete tasks and/or cause tasks to require additional resources

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August 04, 2020 by Charles Day in All Categories, Blog

Fluctuations in the Economic Storm

04 August, 2020

Domini Baldwin, Associate Director. Those of us who work in the construction industry will have seen the recent uncertainty in market conditions due to the June 2016 EU referendum and the Covid-19 pandemic. Construction industry output in the UK has been unpredictable in recent years, affecting many in the supply

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June 03, 2020 by Charles Day in All Categories, Blog

Training in this Brave New World

03 June, 2020

Danny Frost, Managing Director. As it does not look like we will return to our offices anytime soon, and with the announcement that the furlough scheme has been extended until October 2020, we need to consider what impact six months out of the office environment will have on our trainees

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April 23, 2020 by Charles Day in All Categories, Blog

Covid-19: Considering our Next Steps

23 April, 2020

Laura Hannan, Associate Director. I received a text from my bank this week informing me that the travel insurance adjoined to my bank account would not cover me for Covid-19 related issues for trips booked on or after 23rd March 2020. With the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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March 31, 2020 by Charles Day in All Categories, Blog

Covid-19: What Should Contractors Be Doing?

31 March, 2020

Danny Frost – Managing Director, Quantity Surveying Services. The guidelines and restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have already seen the construction industry face a number of complications. Progress and productivity have been affected by labour attendance, travel restrictions and material deliveries, which have experienced delays

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January 23, 2020 by Charles Day in All Categories, 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.

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November 21, 2019 by Charles Day in All Categories, 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 All Categories, 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 All Categories, 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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