Posted Apr 14, 2015 Newsflash: Senate has announced Inquiry into insolvency in the Building and Construction Industry

On 4 December 2014, the Senate announced an Inquiry into insolvency in the Australian Construction Industry. The Inquiry will be conducted by the Senate Economic Reference Committee and the terms of reference include a review of the following: The cause of insolvency in the construction industry; The amount of money lost by secured and unsecured…

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 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…