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Wise Up Wednesday: Failure Is Not An Option… Or Is It?

“Failure is Not an Option” is a phrase associated with Gene Kranz and the Apollo 13 Moon landing mission. Although Kranz is often attributed with having spoken those words during the mission, …

Wise Up Wednesday: Safeguard Against Construction Risk

How Much Risk Are You Prepared To Take? Business is a risk we all know that right? You need to safeguard against construction risk. There is no business that does not involve …

Streetwise Consultant Jo Smith Is Helping Subbies Get Paid

The Construction Industry Is Tough, But It Doesn’t Have To Be So Hard! My name is Jo Smith and I am a director and professional contractual consultant at StreetwiseSubbie. I spend most …

Wise Up Wednesday: Resolving Contractual Disputes – Bad Contractors = Bad Business!

Resolving Contractual Disputes – Bad Contractors = Bad Business We know from 28 years of resolving contractual disputes that bad Contractors or Clients are very bad for your wealth and maybe even your …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday! Avoid Problems With Construction Contracts

How to Avoid Problems with Construction Contracts When it comes to helping Specialist Contractors to avoid problems with construction contracts, there are none so blind… This week’s Wise up Wednesday was inspired …

Wise Up Wednesday: Understanding Is The Key

Complex contracts set out by large Contractors can often leave you struggling to understand what it is that you are actually being asked to sign up to, or may have already unwittingly …

Should You Be Issuing Payment Notices?

If you employ Sub-Contractors this week’s blog is for you; it’s about the all important topic of Payment Notices. Is Your Payment Mechanism “Adequate”? Every construction contract (as defined in the Construction Act) must …

Another Two Specialist Contractors Bite The Dust…But Who’s Counting?

Another One Bites The Dust… (It’s two actually – but no-one seems to be counting) Just read about not one, but two Specialist Contractors that have bit the dust this week… McGrath …

Delays on construction site? Ignore it now and you’ll regret it later!

  ARE YOU BEING DELAYED ON SITE? If you are please; don’t ignore it don’t simply accept it as normal don’t throw more men at the job to catch up don’t simply …

Construction Disputes: 3 Crucial Factors Determine Whether You Win or Lose

Where’s the evidence? This week’s “Wise Up Wednesday” is about a recurring problem that catches Specialist Contractors out over and over again. It’s all about the evidence! Or to put it another …

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