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COVID 19 Construction Update: NSW construction sites shut down until end of July 2021

19 July 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

On 17 July 2021, the NSW Government issued a public health order directing that work not be carried out on construction sites in Greater Sydney. "Following construction sites being shut down over 17 – 18 July 2021, builders and subcontractors should review their contracts closely and attend to issuing contract notices for extensions of time and suspension of work as applicable," said Nexus National Practice Director Ben Robertson.

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

30 June 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

"With NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 coming into force on 1 July 2021, there will be a 12 month transition period to allow industry to adapt to the new provisions," said National Practice Director Ben Robertson.

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COVID 19 Update: Business Interruption Insurance Policy

30 June 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

"As we reported last year, business interruption policy insurers lost a significant test case in the NSW Court of Appeal when the court found that many exclusion clauses, which insurers sought to rely upon to deny claims for business interruption due to COVID 19, were invalid," said Nexus National Practice Director Construction & Infrastructure Ben Robertson.

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Construction Update: NCC 2022 Revisions

30 June 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

"A revision of the National Construction Code is planned for 2022 and the scope and impact of the proposed changes highlighted in this first draft will be significant," said Nexus National Practice Director Construction & Infrastructure Ben Robertson.

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Nexus publishes 2021 Construction & Projects Guide with Thomson Reuters Practical Law

15 June 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

“We are always proud to contribute to this global series,” said Nexus National Practice Director Construction & Infrastructure Ben Robertson, “Our Q&A Guide to Construction & Projects in Australia provides an in-depth overview of the main trends developing in the local construction and projects market."

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Nexus Construction sponsors HIA Hunter NCC 2022 breakfast briefing

31 May 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus Construction is proud to announce it is an event partner supporting the HIA Hunter’s NCC 2022 breakfast briefing, 7am Wed 9 June 21, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

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Nexus Construction hosts free NSW Security of Payments Act seminar in Newcastle

31 May 2021 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Nexus Construction is proud to announce it is hosting a free educational seminar on the NSW SOP Act at 10.30am Wednesday 9 June 2021, Hamilton Room, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle.

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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," said National Practice Director Ben Robertson.

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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: 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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