Collaborative Contracts in Construction: What are they, and when should they be used?

2019-07-16T22:00:55+10:00July 16th, 2019|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, Construction Contracts, General Counsel Services, Legal Project Management, The Future, Uncategorized|

Collaborative contracting is increasing in popularity for project delivery in Australia. So what does it actually mean, and when is a collaborative contract appropriate? The idea behind collaborative contracts is to give all parties the incentive to see a project succeed. In order to do this, they are designed to combat the negative commercial incentives

NSW Construction Leadership Group: What is it? And what does it do?

2019-07-16T17:54:27+10:00July 10th, 2019|Commercial & Corporate Advisory, Construction Contracts, Construction Law, News, The Future|

The NSW Construction Leadership Group (the ‘CLG’) is a government body led by Infrastructure NSW. The CLG was established to promote innovation and reform throughout the development, procurement and delivery of government projects. The NSW government recognises the importance of the public-private partnership in achieving the State’s infrastructure goals. Accordingly, the CLG oversees the "Ten

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

2019-07-02T11:36:00+10:00October 25th, 2018|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

How close is Australia to a driverless future?

2019-07-02T11:36:11+10:00June 12th, 2018|The Future|

The Victorian State Government is the latest state to trial driverless vehicles. The Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) allows for permits to be granted to individuals or organisations who wish to participate in the trial of automated vehicles. The permits will be available based upon performance and proof of necessary insurance policies and safety management.

NSW clears the lane to test driverless vehicles

2019-07-02T11:36:23+10:00August 22nd, 2017|The Future|

The NSW Government has taken an important step towards preparing the state for a future where people are no longer behind the wheel. On 10 August 2017 the Government passed the Transport Legislation Amendment (Automated Vehicle Trials and Innovation) Bill 2017.  The Bill greenlights the trial of highly or fully automated vehicles, as approved by