Construction Law International - December 2016




Construction Law International is the magazine of the IBA International Construction Projects Committee.

Launched in March 2006 and published quarterly, Construction Law International is a thought-provoking magazine with a balance of substantive and practical articles and news that anyone involved in the international construction industry will wish to receive.

In addition to feature articles, each issue includes latest updates from around the world, case updates and regular columns from experts across the globe. Construction Law International is sent to all members of the International Construction Projects Committee as part of their membership package. Back issues are available online.

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Legal Aspects of Building Information Modelling: A world view (part 1)
Six authors have contributed to this article, presented originally at a session organised by the IBA International Construction Projects Committee for the 2016 IBA Annual Conference. It explores the progress in adoption and the legal and contractual implications of BIM.


Performance bonds: the unconscionable conduct exception in Malaysia
Thayananthan Baskaran considers the interplay in the Malaysian construction industry between the construction contract, which is conditional on breach, and the performance bond, which is unconditional.


David Thomas QC: Ten years in the life of construction law: the view from London 2006–2016
In his column, David Thomas QC continues the series celebrating ten years of Construction Law International, by providing the London perspective on the last decade of construction Law.






From the Editors

From the Co-Chairs

FIDIC Initiative

Updates from around the world

England and Wales
United States

From the Construction Law campus
SCL Academic Forum on Construction Law

Book reviews
Construction Law
by Julian Bailey ‘the most comprehensive and coherent treatise on construction law currently available’, says Matthew Bell

Construction Schedule Delays
by Dale and D’Onforio ‘in the top rank of reference texts on the subjects of scheduling and delay’, says Douglas S Oles, FCIArb.