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Changes to Qld security of payment regime to commence in December

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Security of Payment|

The Queensland Government has announced the next stage of reforms to the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act (Qld) 2017 (BIF Act) will commence on 17 December this year. What are the changes?  These ‘Chapter 3’ changes will significantly change the previous regime under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIPA). 

Coal Industry Act changes and your insurance

November 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Earlier this year, the NSW Government passed the Coal Industry Amendment Act 2018 (NSW) (the Amendments). The Amendments amend the Coal Industry Act 2001 (NSW) and the insurance industry participants require. The Act will have significant impacts to the coal industry by: introducing a definition for employer of a coal industry to mean “any employer

Potential upheaval of security of payment laws in NSW: 6 key changes proposed

November 7th, 2018|Categories: Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Home Building, Security of Payment|

Is it back to the future or a brave new world with the latest changes to the security of payment regime in NSW? What’s happened? Earlier this year, NSW Fair Trading released a consultation paper on proposed draft changes to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (SOP Act) open for

NSW government expands combustible cladding ban

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Construction disputes, Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Home Building, Strata Defects|

The NSW Government’s latest response to the numerous combustible cladding tragedies both overseas and in Australia came into effect on 22 October 2018.  The impact of these regulations is as follows: Aluminium composite panel ban Prior to the 22 October regulations coming into effect, the NSW Government took steps to limit the use of combustible

Building Information Modelling (BIM) – what is it and what are the risks?

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Construction Contracts, Construction disputes, Construction Law, The Future|

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a model based approach and process for creating and managing information on building and infrastructure projects. The model gives architecture, engineering and construction professionals the insight and tools to plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure. There are different dimensions to a BIM system. These dimensions refers to the

What do you do when your contract price has been undervalued in the strata building bond and inspections scheme?

October 24th, 2018|Categories: Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Home Building, Strata Defects|

Under the building bond and inspection scheme (the Scheme) developers will need to lodge a building bond that is 2% of the contract price. The developer will need to lodge the bond to the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (the Secretary). Unfortunately, this has created an incentive for developers to undervalue the contract price

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