Project Delivery: Can it be Extended?
In any building project, time is a critical element not only for the property owner but also for the builder.
A Timely Reminder for Defect Claims
The New South Wales NCAT decision of Huynh v Devine Building Pty Ltd NSWCATCD 93 handed down by Senior Member Robertson is a timely reminder...
Security of Payment Claims Myths
I often come across contractors who tell me about the claim they just served, or ask me questions about the claim they’re about to serve.
Security of Payment: Why Not a Single Act for the Whole Country?
A single version of the Security of Payment Act is a mirage of wonders lingering on the horizon. Could it happen? It seems so.
Federal Security of Payment: Confusion Reigns
A single version of the Security of Payment Act is a mirage of wonders lingering on the horizon. Could it finally actually happen?
NSW: Builders Insurance ‘Black Hole’
The NSW Home Building Act requires that a licenced builder provides an insurance certificate to their clients prior to commencement of residential building works when the...
Changes to the WA Construction Contracts Act
On December 15, some important changes came into effect in relation to the Western Australia Construction Contracts Act. These changes make it easier to take payment...
Are you Leaving a Construction Project? Document the Hell Out of It!
It is very common for disputes to erupt over the state and value of completed works at the time the contractor leaves a work site.
A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words – What Does Yours Say?
It's good to see more and more contractors using photos to support claims for their work. A few years back that was a novelty.