As part of RICS' response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the built environment, each isurv channel has moved to a rolling update cycle to ensure content is as up to date as possible. This page will be updated with new updates to reflect the changing situation as it develops.
Section author Roland Foster has updated Failure to perform, Delays to completion of construction, Application of loss of profit, Variations and disruption and Global, acceleration and formula claims.
This section features up-to-date information on the effect of COVID-19 on insurers, such as the introduction of 'cessation of works' and 'contagious diseases' exclusions under policies.
Tendering and procurement
Building information modelling (BIM)
Updates throughout this section reflect the increasing importance of BIM due to changes in working practices brought about by COVID-19.
Commencement of works
Conceptual cost planning
Construction site fire safety
Construction site fire safety now includes statistics and CIBSE guidance for 2019.
Extensions of time
JCT Minor Works
There have been minor updates throughout this section to ensure it stays up to date, such as an update to the current position regarding liquidated damages clauses.
Loss and expense
Establishing the claim has been updated to address loss and expense in the context of COVID-19.
Managing client relationships
Seeking feedback has been updated, particularly regarding the timing of when to do so during a project.
Scottish construction contracts
Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 has had a considerable impact on site safety measures, which is covered in this update.
Taking the brief
The most important update to this section relates to the applicability of the force majeur clause to contracts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
See iConsult to review the latest RICS standards and guidance drafts.