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Posted Feb 27, 2017 Podcast: Innovation in Construction
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Following a successful programme of industry seminars and events in 2016, Kreisson launched the 2017 Seminar Programme with featured presenter Professor Andrew Harris on 16 February 2017. Andrew leads Laing O’Rourke’s global centre of excellence, which aims to transform the company’s capabilities through innovation, R&D and enhanced technical performance. Much of this is centred on identifying, […]

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Posted Feb 22, 2017 When Developers and Strata Managers Don’t Mix
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NEW STRATA REFORM The new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (the Act) which came into force on 30 November 2016 creates circumstances under which a strata manager is not entitled to be appointed as the strata managing agent of a scheme until after the end of the period of 10 years commencing on the date […]

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Posted Feb 22, 2017 Payment Claims: A Valid Reference Date is an Essential Requirement
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In the recent decision of Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd [2016] HCA, the High Court: confirmed that a valid Reference Date is required in order for a purported Payment Claim to be valid under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“the Act”); and […]

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Posted Feb 22, 2017 Door Closes on Challenges to Decisions of Adjudicators
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The question of when a decision of an Adjudicator can be set aside was revisited by the Court of Appeal in the judgement Shade Systems Pty Ltd v Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd (No 2) [2016] NSWCA 379 delivered on 23 December 2016 (“the Probuild case”). In a unanimous judgment, the Court of Appeal confirmed […]

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