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Construction Update: Design & Building Practitioners (DAB P Act) Regulation

28 April 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The new NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 aims at better regulating construction quality and improving consumer confidence. With most of the Act coming into force from 1 July 2021, practitioners involved in the construction of class 2 buildings should review their business practices to ensure they meet three key elements.

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Nexus Construction & Infrastructure Q1 2021 Round Up

13 April 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The latest economic figures released for the NSW residential sector* have revealed a mixed picture – not quite the best of times and yet, not the worst of times either.

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Webinar: Understanding the NSW Securities of Payments Act (SOP Act)

22 March 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

With recent amendments to the Act, it is crucial for builders and suppliers to understand these changes and how to best use the Act to benefit their cashflow. Through our SOP webinar is a great introduction for those seeking to better understand the Act and how they can use it to support their business.

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Construction Update: Builders License Applications – Can overseas experience count?

16 March 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Recent decisions in the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) have confirmed overseas experience can be taken into account when considering whether an applicant for a general building license in NSW has enough acceptable experience. Based on two recent cases with NSW Fair Trading, there is now strong legal support for an argument that overseas & other experience should be accepted where it is adequately verified.

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Construction Update: Know the differences between your State Security of Payment Regimes

09 March 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus' Construction & Infrastructure team provides a review of the key industry legislative changes which took place in 2020.

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Strata Management Update: Understanding the NSW 2% Defect Bond Scheme – How & when does it apply?

04 March 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW Defect Bond Scheme helps resolve building defect issues for owners in strata by securing 2% of the contract price for rectifying defective building works.

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Strata Management Update: Blanket bans prohibiting pets in strata rules are now invalid

26 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

If you are an owner of property in a strata scheme, a recent court decision may make it easier to keep a pet at your property. 

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Construction Update: Bring the Noise – NSW EPA Seeks Feedback On Draft Construction Noise Guideline

17 February 2021 | Construction & Infrastructure |

The NSW EPA is seeking feedback with a view to ensuring that its draft Construction Noise Guideline addresses four key criteria.

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Combustible Cladding Update: Victoria Prohibits Use of ACP Containing Greater Than 7% Polyethylene

05 February 2021 | 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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March 2021 Countdown For NSW Residential Builders

13 January 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

From 1 March 2021, as part of a significant reform for the residential construction industry, NSW residential builders will be able to utilise the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) ('the SOP Act') to obtain outstanding payments from owners.

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Nexus Construction & Infrastructure Top Tips for 2021

15 December 2020 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

As we close 2020 and move into 2021, businesses in the construction industry should consider preparing their businesses for the following activities over holiday shutdown period

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Nexus Construction & Infrastructure 2020 Round Up

09 December 2020 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus' Construction & Infrastructure team provides a review of the key industry legislative changes which took place in 2020.

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Combustible Cladding Update: 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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Nexus Law Group strengthens Construction & Infrastructure practice with new National Practice Director

23 November 2020 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus Law Group announces the appointment of Ben Robertson as Partner and National Practice Director of Construction & Infrastructure team.

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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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