Construction Law International - March 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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Concurrency world tour
John Livengood takes us on a tour of concurrent delay, kicking off in England, where much of the world’s construction law was developed.


Failure properly to constitute a DAB under the FIDIC terms and conditions of contract
What happens when a DAB under FIDIC is not properly constituted? Andrew Burr sets out several illustrations, based on judgments of the courts of various jurisdictions and arbitral awards.


Hospital construction in Chile: the treatment proposed for this critically ill patient
A number of obstacles confront hospital construction in Chile. Alex Wagemann offers an independent view of the situation and offers some potential remedies.






From the Editors

From the Co-Chairs

Updates from around the World

England and Wales
New Zealand
From the ICC

From the Construction Law campus
Lawyers from outside the US are sometimes surprised at the ways in which that law differs from what they’re used to seeing. Troy L Harris highlights some of those differences.

Book review
The European Society of Construction Law’s Studies in European Construction Law is a unique book that takes a unique approach, says Murray Armes.

David Thomas QC
Penalties and liquidated damages in English law: a centenary review by the Supreme Court