Entries by Michael Gallucci

Legal ruling highlights importance of preparation

Preparation is crucial when taking a construction dispute to court, a new legal ruling has underlined. Construction consultancy MPG says the High Court decision should also serve as a reminder to contractors that they need effective programmes in place before commencing a contract in case there is a dispute in future. The claimants in Clutterbuck […]

MPG joins high profile international bid team

MPG already has a track record of providing quantity surveying and other services for big design projects such as stadia, airports and rail stations worldwide. It now hopes to create more opportunities to work on similar large developments as part of the Design International consortium

Don’t litigate, mediate

By Michael Gallucci LLM MRICS MCIArb MAE, Managing Director, MPG construction consultants We don’t know just how many construction contracts end in dispute, but it’s plain to see the sector is far more prone to legal wrangling than other spheres of business. The issue was officially recognised with the launch of the Conflict Avoidance Pledge, […]

Act now on heat network rules to avoid fines

ACT NOW ON HEAT NETWORK RULES TO AVOID FINES Landlords and developers face unlimited fines because of a lack of awareness of the regulations covering heat networks. There’s no denying that the regulations create an administrative headache for agents, and an unwelcome cost burden for landlords, but managing the process well could help reduce energy […]

How contractors should respond to the Carillion collapse

Michael Gallucci, managing director of construction consultancy MPG, advises firms affected by the collapse of Carillion how to respond.  When contracting on construction projects, it’s imperative to have appropriate written agreements and programmes in place. Often, contracts give both parties the right to terminate if one or either becomes insolvent. That means you can walk […]