Publications, News and Comments from our team

Keep it simple – Delay Analysis Matrix

We have detailed some possible considerations when selecting the most appropriate method of delay analysis. Read More →

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Keep it simple – An introduction to delay analysis

As planning and delay professionals, we are often asked if we believe that delay analysis is as complicated as what other professionals say and some, even sarcastically, ask if delay analysts have a magic box to keep the black art of delay analysis in… the simple answer is NO to both questions! Read More →

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Celebrating Iain Wishart Associates 10th Anniversary in Dubai

June 2023 marks the beginning of a special month for Iain Wishart Associates as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. Iain Wishart Associates was formed in Dubai some ten years ago to support our Middle Eastern, Asian and African Clients. Since its inception, it has become an integral part of the Iain Wishart group, which has been consistently appointed on some of the largest and most complex disputes in the world, with dispute values ranging up to USD 2.4 billion. Read More →

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An Introduction to the Iain Wishart group

In this video we provide an introduction to the companies that make up the Iain Wishart group, as well as our people, our services and our worldwide experience. Read More →

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Do We Have All the Time in the World?

A plan, programme, or schedule, call it what you may, but what is it, and why do we need one?

All construction projects invariably face challenges, one of those being time. Contractors do not Have All the Time in the World. Their time to complete a project is defined by their Contract and the commercial reality that they need to make a profit.

In this short article, we examine the benefits of preparing a detailed construction programme using the Critical Path Method.
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Insolvency -The next Construction Tsunami?

Insolvencies in the international construction industry are a fact of life. They are caused because companies run out of money before they run out of work and may lead to termination of some contracts while others may be allowed to continue. This article deals with; –
• the widely projected increase in construction companies becoming insolvent,
• primary causes of insolvency,
• early warning signs,
• preventative measures aimed at reducing the risk of insolvency,
• the potentially complex issue of insolvency leading to continuance or termination of contracts,
• the role of an appointed insolvency practitioner,
• the role of an appointed Quantum Expert,
• steps to restore the construction company to a secure financial footing. Read More →

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The Green Future of Construction

As featured in the October 2022 edition of Construction Law; a startling revelation that the production of Portland cement accounts for 7-8% of global CO2 emissions leads and an analysis of the onerous consequences that the need to reduce CO2 emissions may have on administration of construction contracts, subcontracts and supplier agreements. Read More →

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Face the Oncoming Tsunami

This follow-on article provides suggestions to all parties to work in the best interests of construction projects. This will undoubtedly cost Employers and contractors more money and effort, but given the international nature of the industries that supply raw materials and manufactured goods to the construction industry, we consider that all parties to a construction contract ought to cooperate to counteract or mitigate wherever possible the effects in terms of delays and extra costs. Shared and open information is essential. Read More →

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The Tsunami Facing Construction

In the construction world, there is a further potential Tsunami approaching that may cause immense damage to the industry and to projects worldwide.

In this article we have written about a combination of current events and provided advice where:
• The consequences may be far reaching;
• Cause considerable damage to all parts of the construction industry, but where;
• Neither Employers nor Contractors are at fault. Read More →

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You’re Terminated – Get Out of my Site!!

Termination of a construction contract is an action of last resort and can be a traumatic and expensive experience for both the terminating and terminated party. Most forms of contract allow for termination by either the Employer or Contractor with the procedures to be followed being similar. This article examines these procedures together with the need for compelling evidence in the form of records and how the procedures might be implemented in such a way as to avoid disputes arising because of a wrongful termination. Read More →

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