Posted Mar 18, 2013 What you should know about Owners Corporations

Strata Managers are well aware that Owners Corporations have an obligation under Section 62 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996, to manage, upkeep and repair common property. Dealing with defect claims When issues of defects arise, Owners Corporations must act in order to discharge their statutory obligations. The problem facing Owners Corporations however is […]

Posted Feb 18, 2013 ‘Dealing with Change’ – Variation Management. 8 Practical Tips.

Variations and design changes are a fact of life in construction projects. The expectation that variations and design changes occur is recognised in many standard form contracts which contain provisions to ensure that variations are claimed and valued fairly in accordance with the rules that were agreed to by the parties.

Posted Jan 21, 2013 Recent Amendments to the Home Building Legislation

The NSW Government has recently implemented some significant changes to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW). Recent Changes Stage 1 commenced on 25 October 2011 and Stage 2 commenced on 1 February 2012. Changes to the Home Building Act 1989 (HBA) include: Definition for the date of Completion to overcome the previous difficulties faced by […]

Posted Jan 14, 2013 Importance of Good Documentation

Good contract management requires good documentation which records what has or has not been done on a construction project. Good documents and document control are necessary in construction projects: to establish what was agreed under the Contract; for the efficient management and execution of a project; for the maintenance of reliable information that can be […]