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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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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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