Construction Law

Construction companies can be prosecuted for operating in war zones

Construction companies can be prosecuted for operating in war zones

The question that begs to be answered in this article is whether construction and engineering companies can be liable to prosecution under international law because of their operations in conflict or war zones for crimes against humanity and abuse of human rights. I will also draw the nexus between business operations and parental liability under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business a... »

Artificial Intelligence and the Construction/Built environment: Are robots ethical?

Artificial Intelligence and the Construction/Built environment: Are robots ethical?

Most of us welcomed the advent of artificial intelligence, otherwise known as AI in the Construction/Built Environment industries. [rml_read_more] However, some did so with a pinch of salt. The field of artificial intelligence (AI), which refers to work processes of machines that would require intelligence if performed by humans, is evolving rapidly and is poised to grow significantly over the com... »

Contractual Responsibilities: The ‘Spirit of The Contract’

Contractual Responsibilities: The ‘Spirit of The Contract’

Ethics, professionalism and communication. These are the pillars of a successful project – especially when considering it’s all-important, and equally onerous, contract and terms. As in most industries, there’s a hierarchy of stakeholders involved in construction projects and egos can often impede doing the right thing; sadly, often at the expense of the communities who rely on the project t... »

The Built Environment and our health

The Built Environment and our health

One of our responsibilities as the built environment, human rights and sustainability experts is to analyse and develop work and home spaces that are safe and healthy for everyone. One had to realise late that the environment we thrive in or not, can affect our health and even our healing. »