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The BIM Fork - are smart contracts in construction more likely to prosper with or without BIM? (2019)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (2019). The BIM Fork - are smart contracts in construction more likely to prosper with or without BIM?. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 11,

This paper examines the question of whether smart contracts implementation in the construction industry necessarily needs to follow on from Building Information Modelling (BIM) in their development. BIM is the cornerstone of the United Kingdom Govern... Read More about The BIM Fork - are smart contracts in construction more likely to prosper with or without BIM?.

BIM fork: Are smart contracts in construction more likely to prosper with or without BIM? (2019)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (2019). BIM fork: Are smart contracts in construction more likely to prosper with or without BIM?. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.1061...%29la.1943-4170.0000316

Forum papers are thought-provoking opinion pieces or essays founded in fact, sometimes containing speculation, on a civil engineering topic of general interest and relevance to the readership of the journal. The views expressed in this Forum article... Read More about BIM fork: Are smart contracts in construction more likely to prosper with or without BIM?.

Smart contracts in construction: Views and perceptions of stakeholders (2018)
Journal Article
Mason, J., & Escott, H. (2018). Smart contracts in construction: Views and perceptions of stakeholders

Smart contracts and blockchain technology are at the forefront of technological advancement in the financial services industry. The basic premise involves the creation of an automated contract capable of satisfying common conditions and reducing the... Read More about Smart contracts in construction: Views and perceptions of stakeholders.

A framework to assist in the analysis of risks and rewards of adopting BIM for SMEs in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Lam, T. T., Mahdjoubi, L., & Mason, J. (2017). A framework to assist in the analysis of risks and rewards of adopting BIM for SMEs in the UK. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 23(6), 740-752. https://doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2017.1281840

© 2017 The Author(s) Published by VGTU Press and Informa UK Limited, [trading as Taylor & Francis Group]. Building information modelling (BIM) adoption amongst larger construction firms and innovators seems to be on the increase. However, there is... Read More about A framework to assist in the analysis of risks and rewards of adopting BIM for SMEs in the UK.

Get smart (2017)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (2017). Get smart

‘Smart’ contracts could be the next big thing in construction technology but will developers learn the lessons of BIM implementation? Sometimes it’s better to keep things simple

Power indicators in international construction law and key national differences (2017)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (in press). Power indicators in international construction law and key national differences. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment,

Construction law practice varies greatly between different jurisdictions and within the civil/common law traditions. A degree of commonality is discernible around the two dominant principles of freedom to contract and pacta sunt serva. Less uniformit... Read More about Power indicators in international construction law and key national differences.

Intelligent contracts and the construction industry (2017)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (2017). Intelligent contracts and the construction industry. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 9(3), https://doi.org/10.1061...%23sthash.wMgQa56Q.dpuf

Advances in technology have resulted in a fast changing landscape for construction contracts. Lawyers struggle to keep up with the pace of innovation and the need to provide legal solutions and accommodate new approaches. Building Information Modelli... Read More about Intelligent contracts and the construction industry.

An examination of clients and project teams developing information requirements for the Asset Information Model (AIM) (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Navendren, D., Mahdjoubi, L., Mason, J., & Shelbourn, M. (2015, September). An examination of clients and project teams developing information requirements for the Asset Information Model (AIM). Paper presented at BIM 2015 Conference

The client brief not being met by the final construction project could be due to a lack of clarity and collaboration causing substantial difficulties. As the final end-product on a construction project is most heavily influenced by decisions made in... Read More about An examination of clients and project teams developing information requirements for the Asset Information Model (AIM).

Isn't all loss consequential? (2015)
Journal Article
Connell, A., & Mason, J. (2015). Isn't all loss consequential?

A review of contractual damages in the construction law context

Developing capability of public sector procurement in Ghana: An assessment of the road subsector client (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Addo-Duah, P., Westcott, A., Mason, J., Booth, C., & Mahamadu, A. (2014, May). Developing capability of public sector procurement in Ghana: An assessment of the road subsector client. Paper presented at Construction Research Congress 2014

The Ghanaian public sector procurement is experiencing a paradigm shift from a clerical role to a more strategic function targeting optimum achievement of value for money. For this to be fully realised, the skills of the workforce must be developed t... Read More about Developing capability of public sector procurement in Ghana: An assessment of the road subsector client.

The new Construction Act: Views and perceptions of construction industry stakeholders (2012)
Journal Article
Booth, C. A., Proverbs, D. G., Mason, J. R., Sinden, G. F., Sinden, G., Mason, J., …Booth, C. (2012). The new Construction Act: Views and perceptions of construction industry stakeholders. Structural Survey, 30(4), 333-343. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630801211256670

Purpose: Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 introduced major changes to the way in which construction contracts are administered. The payment and adjudication provisions, in particular, have been well received by th... Read More about The new Construction Act: Views and perceptions of construction industry stakeholders.

Law & the built environment (2010)
Book
Wood, D., Chynoweth, P., Adshead, J., & Mason, J. (2010). Law & the built environment. Wiley Blackwell

Law and the Built Environment is a core textbook for all students undertaking compulsory law modules on construction, real estate and property management programmes. This single text provides an accessible introduction to the many areas of law studie... Read More about Law & the built environment.

Corruption of the commercial process revisited (2010)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (2010). Corruption of the commercial process revisited. Construction Law Journal, 26(4), 235-249

This article is based on a report entitled “The Corruption of the Commercial Process” (“the Report ”) written over twenty years ago by John Huxtable, the then Chairman of the Confederation of Construction Specialists. The Report is a passionate call... Read More about Corruption of the commercial process revisited.

Ethics in the construction industry: The prospects for a single professional code (2009)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (2009). Ethics in the construction industry: The prospects for a single professional code. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 1(3), 194-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/17561450911001252

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider the potential for generating improved levels of ethical conduct within the construction industry through the introduction of a single industrywide professional code. Design/methodology/approach – Th... Read More about Ethics in the construction industry: The prospects for a single professional code.

Delivering improvements in ethical behaviour in the construction industry through the implementation of contractual good faith provisions (2008)
Book Chapter
Mason, J. (2008). Delivering improvements in ethical behaviour in the construction industry through the implementation of contractual good faith provisions. In P. Fewings (Ed.), Ethics for the Built EnvironmentTaylor and Francis

The interaction between ethical principles and legal rights and duties was noted in a paper given by Uff 2003 as: “extending the definition of acceptable professional conduct”. The paper makes the argument that an ethical approach may hold the key t... Read More about Delivering improvements in ethical behaviour in the construction industry through the implementation of contractual good faith provisions.

Specialist contractors and partnering (2008)
Book Chapter
Mason, J. (2008). Specialist contractors and partnering. In H. Smyth, & S. Pryke (Eds.), Collaborative Relationships in Construction, 27-42. Wiley-Blackwell

This chapter presents and analyses data gathered on specialist contractors’ experiences and views on partnering in the United Kingdom through questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The purpose of carrying out the work was to raise awareness o... Read More about Specialist contractors and partnering.

The views and experiences of specialist contractors on partnering in the UK (2007)
Journal Article
Mason, J. R., & Mason, J. (2007). The views and experiences of specialist contractors on partnering in the UK. Construction Management and Economics, 25(5), 519-527. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190701326828

The views and experiences of specialist contractors on partnering have to date received insufficient attention in the UK where the focus has been centred on the client-main contractor relationship. An investigation into the position of specialists br... Read More about The views and experiences of specialist contractors on partnering in the UK.

Contracting in good faith – giving the parties what they want (2007)
Journal Article
Mason, J. (2007). Contracting in good faith – giving the parties what they want. Construction Law Journal, 23(6), 436-443

Examines the duty of good faith as an express obligation contained in the newer standard forms of construction contracts. Describes good faith provisions in other jurisdictions and the seeming hostility of the English judiciary. Discusses the benefit... Read More about Contracting in good faith – giving the parties what they want.