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NSW Government Launches Project Remediate

27 November 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

NSW Government launches Project Remediate, a program focused on providing financial assistance and technical/quality assurance measures to the owners of residential apartment buildings affected by high risk combustible cladding.

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Surety Bonds vs Bank Guarantees: Understanding the pros & cons

18 September 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

COVID is having a significant braking effect on the economy and construction contractors are not immune. 
Depending on jurisdiction, contractors may already …

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The Eternal ‘Battle of Forms’ – Purchase Orders v Quotations

25 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

A constant problem in construction and procurement is parties arguing about whose terms apply when both have issued their standard terms.  …

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An interview with Levi Gardner from CRE Insurance

23 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

In an interview with Levi Gardner from CRE Insurance, Simon Forsteling discusss whether current policies held by or readily available to builders and designers are likely to meet insurance requirements of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019.

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Security of Payment Act – Securing your Cashflow during the Pandemic

19 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

We understand that cashflow is difficult to maintain in during this pandemic, particularly for the construction industry when site operations have been scaled down to comply with the current social distancing measures.

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Bolstering Consumer Confidence – the practicalities of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019

16 June 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The Design and Building Practitioners Bill (the Bill) has now been passed as of 3 June 2020 and assented on 11 June 2020. An overview of the major reforms introduced by the Bill were discussed in our previous article here. This article digs deeper into the detail of the Bill, and looks at some of the more practical implications on builders and designers.

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Time and Delay Costs for Provisional Sum ‘Blow-Outs’

20 May 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

There is a concerning trend in modern construction contracts to use the provisional sum mechanism as a buffer which can be drawn on to cover variations without impacting the contract sum, or for scope items for which there is a lack of design/engineering detail.

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6 Steps to handle construction project delays as a result of COVID-19

25 March 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The impacts of the COVID-19 virus on supply chains, site shutdowns and labour shortages are already deeply affecting the construction sector.  …

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Can a Principal be liable for Wet Weather Season costs?

20 March 2020 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Update: Click here to view this artictle as published in the Australian Construction Law Newsletter 
In the tropics, we get “the wet …

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Nexus Lawyers Strengthen S18F Defence Precedent for Home Builders in NSW

04 December 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Good News for Builders – the Section 18F defence has been expanded
In the Supreme Court case of Strata Plan 83572 v …

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SOPA Over The Holidays

27 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The present you don’t want to get – Dealing with SOPA payment claims over the holidays.
Unfortunately, the Christmas break poses as …

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NSW Parliament Passes Tighter Building Regulations

26 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 has been read for the third time and passed on 13 November 2019 by …

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The end of Interim Occupation Certificates

19 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Interim Occupation Certificates cease to exist from 1 December 2019 but what replaces them? More stringent certification processes perhaps makes builds …

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Construction Law Update 2020

31 October 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Construction law is an ever-changing landscape, which is why we work closely with our valued clients to stay ahead of the game. Here are some of the recent changes affecting the industry.

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