Ec Harris Global Construction Report

850 Words Aug 19th, 2015 4 Pages
EC Harris Global Construction Report 2013 has indicated that failure to communicate effectively among architects, designers, contractors and procurement teams in the construction industry features first in the list of reasons why building trade has remained a hugely fragmented industry in UK lagging behind the rest of the international community. As per the officials of Construction Industry Council, separate and uncoordinated involvement of a designer, architect, an engineer and a building contractor who finally arrives to undertake the actual work itself will lead to substandard work and increased financials (Opler& Sokobin, 1995). On the legal side, there has been an assertion that legal contracts of collaboration is becoming obsolete and will remain obsolete as long as constructor and employer recognise their mutual interdependence.
This is challenged by Bishop D et al wherein he claims that collaborative working is largely unconstrained and impromptu and is not based on tried and tested contractual structures. The decision given in the case of Birse Construction v St David Ltd (2000) is a confirmation to the fact a written contract that provides greater clarity on the rights and obligations and lessens the probability of a court decision that is not in accordance with the party’scomprehension of the terms of engagement (Partnoy & Thomas, 2007). According to Egan Report, as there is a scarcity of regular workloads that support multi-venture cooperation, remarkable…
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