Construction Law International - March 2017




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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Myanmar – the emergence of a new construction law jurisdiction in Asia
Goh Wanjing looks at Myanmar’s next phase of property development, focusing on Yangon, where the bulk of private property development has taken, and will continue to take place.


Legal aspects of Building Information Modelling: a world view (Part II)
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.


Time-related obligations in Austria
Thomas Frad describes a series of time-related concepts under Austrian law, including liability for delays, how these types of risks are assigned under the law and under the standard forms in Austria, and how concurrent delay is understood.


Recent reform of the French Civil Code
The most important French Civil Code reform known in France since 1804 entered into force on 1 October 2016. As a result of the reform, some new provisions have been introduced in the French Civil Code that apply to contractual obligations.






From the Editors

From the Co-Chairs

FIDIC Initiative

Updates from around the world
United Kingdom

Book review
Construction All Risks Insurance by Paul Reed QC and Contributors ‘has the benefit of being both accessible and readable’ says Christopher Symons QC.