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…
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
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
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
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.
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 or been prevented altogether since the forced closure of many merchants/suppliers. We expect that this will cause considerable delays to a number of your contracts and we recommend for any notices of delay/loss to be issued sooner rather than later, if this hasn’t happened already.
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.
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 become a Horse Racing Commentator. Quantity Surveying was never on my radar.
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 to congratulate you…’ read the short preview. At first I thought I had ‘won’ another foreign lottery but, on reading beyond the first line, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a notification from the RICS informing me of my new status as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor!
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 great catalyst for growth among subcontractors. However, it can also result in an over‑reliance on a single client or source of work. Keeping all your eggs in one basket can leave you vulnerable, should that single client collapse.