Commencement of works
Commencement of works was reviewed throughout and received a minor update.
Cost management received minor updates throughout.
Defects was updated throughout to reflect the impact of the Building Safety Act 2022 on the Defective Premises Act 1972. For more details, see the following pages:
Disputes arising from procurement
Disputes arising from procurement was updated throughout to reflect the Procurement Bill.
A summary of the case Dana UK AXLE v Freudenberg FST GmbH was added to Expert witness.
FAC-1, TAC-1, PPC2000 and TPC2005
References were made to the government document Constructing the Gold Standard and FAC-1 in use was updated with recent examples.
Health and safety in construction
Insolvency in construction
Insolvency in construction was updated throughout.
JCT contracts received minor updates.
Loss and expense
Loss and expense received a minor update referencing the 2022 case Orchard Plaza Management Company Limited v Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited.
Non-standard bespoke forms of contract
Non-standard bespoke forms of contract received a minor update.
Party walls disputes
Planning and programming
Planning and programming received minor updates throughout.
RICS Forms of Consultant's Appointment
New RICS Forms of Consultant’s Appointment were published in May 2022 across a number of construction and related disciplines. Three versions of template Appointment Forms, 14 Scope of Services and explanatory notes are available in three separate jurisdictional versions: England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Scottish construction contracts
Two new pages were added to Scottish construction contracts:
- The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 and
- Building standards 2022: technical handbooks.
Recent statistical data from HSE was added to the Site inspections section.
Tender price appraisal
Minor amendments were made to Tender price appraisal.
Tendering and procurement case law
Tendering and procurement case law was reviewed throughout and updated to reflect recent case law.
See iConsult to review the latest RICS standards.