Manufacturing a good result
by Michael Hiscock
on December 19 2014
Advanced manufacturing & engineering,
Construction & engineering
When you think of construction contracts being “JCT” or “bricks and mortar”, think again. The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (“HGCRA”) applies very particular payment structures, notice requirements and dispute procedures where the contract creates “construction operations”. That is very widely defined and if you are in the manufacturing sector, note that it covers “industrial plant” and “installation in any building of fittings forming part of the land” (although note it does not cover work on power stations, waste treatment plants, pharmaceuticals or food production, or delivery-only non-installation contracts).