Next Generation Smart Contracts – Improving Temporal Specificity

We are pleased to announce that following on from the supply chain school workshop in 2019, a research paper on Improving Temporal Specificity written by Associate Professor Chris Clack and Alan Midgely was presented by Chris at UCL’s CBT Research Showcase on February 20th 2020. The construction industry contributes approximately £117 billion or six per cent to the UK economy[1], and Infrastructure contributes a further one to two per cent[2]….

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The Golden Thread of Responsibility

  Professor David Mosey Director, Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London has produced the third in a series of Videos on FAC1 and collaborative working.  This video explores how Futures Housing Group has used the FAC-1 framework alliance contract to combine agreed cost savings with new opportunities for small local contractors and more integrated support for their residents. We also hear the Housing Forum’s assessment of…

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DLT in Construction 2

We are pleased to highlight that Alan was invited to chair the second of the Supply Chain Schools events on DLT in Construction on Thursday 21 March 2019. Feedback from Wilmott Dixon on the session: Great morning with Action Sustainability [supply chain school] and a few experts from the hashtag#blockchain world exploring, discussing and hashtag#debating emerging applications in the built hashtag#environment sector. I’ve been actively seeking practical applications for some…

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Constructing, A.Blockchain

Blockchain – what does it mean for construction? Supply chain school Alan helped to coordinate, and delivered a speech at, a conference on Blockchain in the construction industry. The event was coordinated by ActionSustainability’s supply chain school  which provided with the following outputs: Attendees received insight and understanding of Blockchain technology and its potential application in construction supply chains – especially linked to advancing sustainable construction outcomes. The speakers shared…

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Adjudication

We are pleased to note that expert evidence provided by Alan for an adjudication in May 2018 was instrumental in the Adjudicators decision to award in favor of his client. In particular he received the following commendations: “Had a chance to look over the decision….I read a pleasing amount of “I agree with Mr Midgley.” I was also happy to note no sign whatsoever of any agreement with [the other…

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What really happened at Carillion?

For those who are interested in the facts, the attached parliamentary report should make an interesting read. Parliamentary report into the collapse of Carillion …When dividends are paid on the basis of expected profits, the company is effectively borrowing money to pay its shareholders… …In the five years from 2012 to 2016, Carillion paid out £217 million more in dividends than it generated in cash from its operations…

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Carillion: Retention Title Vesting Clauses – Do they provide security over goods ?

This July 2016 SCL paper by Michael Mendelblat, may make an interesting read for those facing a dispute over goods or materials on site, the ownership of which has come into question as a consequence of the recent and unfortunate demise of Carillion.

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