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Posted Feb 28, 2020 In the Future, know the Power of Instructions
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Futurepower Developments Pty Ltd v TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd t/as TRN Group [2019] NSWSC 15541 On 18 October 2019 His Honour Justice Rein delivered a decision in Futurepower Developments Pty Ltd v TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd t/as TRN Group [2019] NSWSC 1554 which found that a developer was unable to rely…

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Posted Jan 30, 2020 Combustible Cladding Update 2020
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THE CHALLENGE OF INNOVATION Innovation in building design and materials has led to combustible cladding being used on the external walls of many Australian medium and high-rise buildings.  However, fires in Melbourne ‘s Lacrosse building (November 2014), London’s Grenfell Tower in June 2017 and the Neo fire In Melbourne (February 2019) have revealed the latent…

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Posted Dec 10, 2019 “Are we there yet?” Release of First Report of NSW Inquiry into Regulation of Building Standards, Building Quality and Building Disputes
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On 4 July 2019 a Parliamentary Inquiry was established by the NSW Government as part of the Government’s reform initiatives to report on the regulation of building standards, building quality and building disputes. On 13 November 2019 an Interim Report was issued by the Public Accountability Committee1 making 19 recommendations each of which are dealt…

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Posted Nov 26, 2019 “Delay Dismay” New Supreme Court Case on Construction Delays
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Case note: White Constructions Pty Ltd v PBS Holdings Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 1166 Delay and disruption in construction disputes often require detailed expert analysis to prove the effects on a project of a qualifying cause of delay. In preparing expert analysis, experts commonly use one of the methods set out in the Society of…

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Posted Nov 14, 2019 Regulation Overhaul for Certifiers
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As part of the overhaul of the building and construction industry, the NSW Government have released the draft Building and Development Certifiers Regulation 2019¹ (draft Regulation). The draft Regulation is needed in order to bring the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 (the Act) into force. The Act and draft Regulation are intended to simplify and strengthen the…

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