“Good Faith” Pay Increases Are a Breach of the Building Code
FWBC is aware that some contractors may be considering “good faith” pay rises outside the scope of their enterprise agreements.
Are Cost-Plus Contracts ever a Good Idea?
Recently, I was in a matter before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) regarding a million dollar cost-plus contractual dispute.
The Legalities of Interpreting Contracts
Construction contracts are often difficult to interpret because of the influence of the surrounding facts and circumstances.
Section 173 a Potential Threat to Property Development
Property investors in Australia can be subject to vexing restrictions on future land development that could severely impact the potential of their latest acquisitions.
Why Tiny Details Can Lose You Big Money in Construction
If there’s one industry where small things can lose you big bucks, it’s construction.
Australian Standard Contracts not Enshrined in Law
The new year seems to have taken off at a reasonable pace in the construction and engineering sectors, despite a definite shrinking of project availability.
EUAs Helping to Make Melbourne More Sustainable
Only two per cent of Australia’s buildings are considered ‘new’ each year, while the remaining 98 per cent represents one of the key challenges in achieving...