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New strata building defect bond scheme – what you need to know

05 August 2017 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Following recent changes to NSW Strata laws[1], the Building Defect Bond Scheme is scheduled to commence on 1 July 2017 (Note: …

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Building licence applications NSW – subcontractors

23 July 2017 | Construction & Infrastructure |

I wrote previously about the difficulties applicants may have with the often complex and confusing process of lodging an application with …

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Builders licence applications NSW – navigating the process

21 June 2017 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Two recent cases in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) highlight the difficulties applicants may face at times fulfilling the …

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Commercially sensible contracting

05 June 2017 | Construction & Infrastructure |

“Sure, I can run your contract negotiations for you, but what I’d really like is for you to feel comfortable knowing …

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An overview of construction & projects in Australia

17 November 2016 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Nexus has provided an expert chapter on Construction and Projects in Australia, for the Practical Law Global Guides site.
Founder Marcus McCarthy and …

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How to obtain an EOT for your construction project

16 November 2016 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Without an express extension of time (EOT) provision in a contract, the law says that the Contractor will have ‘reasonable time’ …

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Five tips for managing project delay and construction project delivery

01 November 2016 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Whether it is constructing the infrastructure to connect major roadworks across a city, or building a granny flat in your backyard, …

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Renewal proceedings in NCAT

05 May 2016 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Rectification not money is the most likely order in a home building defects claim in the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal …

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Security of payment reform – where to from here?

02 February 2016 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The seemingly endless cycle of changes to security of payment legislation across the country continues.
NSW is once again looking at reforming …

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Quantity Surveyor liability – developer awarded damages for negligent work

13 January 2016 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Assessing claims during construction can be risky business for quantity surveyors and superintendents.  In the recent matter of LM Investment Management …

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Home warranty insurance – more reforms for a broken system

12 January 2016 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The Home Building Compensation Fund is once again up for review after the NSW Government determined the current structure is not …

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5 simple rules for drafting a liquidated damages clause

20 November 2015 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and current Justice of the Hong Kong Court of …

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Claiming against home building insurance

08 October 2015 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Contractors are required to insure their work if the value of that work will exceed $20K (this is provided for in …

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Security of payment update: retention trust accounts for head contractors

07 May 2015 | Construction & Infrastructure |

Pursuant to the latest changes to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment legislation in NSW, head contractors must establish …

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Home Building Compensation Fund – how to claim

09 April 2015 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The Home Building Compensation Fund in NSW is designed to protect consumers where their builder dies, disappears or becomes insolvent (Insured …

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