CBA Tech Talks 2017: “Contracting in Construction – Current Trends” by Niav O’Higgins, Parner – Arthur Cox

Members are reminded that Niav O’Higgins, Partner – Arthur Cox will deliver her paper on the topic of “Contracting in Construction – Current Trends” at 8:30 am, Wednesday 8th March 2017 (registration from 08:15 am) in The Sheds, The Law Library Distillery Building, 145 – 151 Church Street, Dublin 7.  Niav’s paper will address the following array of current issues in the practice of construction law and dispute resolution:

  1. Construction Activity
    • Current ‘hot’ areas
    • Key areas / sectors of growth
  2. Forms of Contract
    • Procurement models
    • Use of standard forms
    • Typical amendments in market
    • Requirement for performance security
      • Bonds
      • Parent Company Guarantees
      • Collateral Warranties
    • Influence of funders?
  3. Managing BCAR through contracts / appointments
    • BCAR roles?
    • “practical completion”?
  4. Changes to payment practices following CCA 2013?
  5. Dispute resolution
    • Final dispute resolution forum – arbitration / courts?
    • Impact of adjudication?

The CBA are delighted that Niav has taken on this burden and that she has generously chosen to address such a variety of important and relevant issues.  As usual copies of the paper, refreshments and CPD points shall be available for all attendees.  We look forward to seeing you there.

JSF

01.03.2017

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