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Project Bank Accounts – No Panacea to Payment Issues
Business
Tuesday November 28 2017

Project Bank Accounts – No Panacea to Payment Issues

Governments around the country are embracing project bank accounts as an act of faith rather than a result of considered analysis.

NSW Building Consumers Hit with Thousands in Unexpected Payments
Residential
Thursday August 10 2017

NSW Building Consumers Hit with Thousands in Unexpected Payments

Residential building customers in New South Wales are being forced to cough up with thousands of dollars in payments over and above what they believed they...

Architects Should Avoid Critical Risks When Signing Contracts
Business
Wednesday July 26 2017

Architects Should Avoid Critical Risks When Signing Contracts

In any commercial agreement, rules by which the parties will abide are determined by the contract.

Happy Construction Starts With Ending Unhappy Site Preliminaries
Business
Thursday July 20 2017

Happy Construction Starts With Ending Unhappy Site Preliminaries

By the time the builder arrives on site, you should already have your contract running smoothly for you.

Ensuring Preferred Building Contracts Comply With Building Laws
Business
Thursday June 8 2017

Ensuring Preferred Building Contracts Comply With Building Laws

It is common practice in the building industry, particularly with more high end residential construction, for the builder and owner to enter into “architect administered” domestic...

Are Short Version Specs Selling You Short?
Business
Thursday May 11 2017

Are Short Version Specs Selling You Short?

Writing specifications are a necessary part of running a design practice, providing all that micro detail that can never be shown on the drawings or in...

What Do You Mean the Builder Didn’t Read the Spec?
Business
Wednesday April 5 2017

What Do You Mean the Builder Didn’t Read the Spec?

It's a refrain that's too often heard: “the builder doesn’t read the specification.”

Why Risk Specifying Manufacturer Detail?
Business
Thursday March 23 2017

Why Risk Specifying Manufacturer Detail?

Designers and architects have to document their fully resolved design in drawn and written form so that a contractor can build it as it was designed.

How to Provide a Specification on All Your D&C Projects
Business
Tuesday March 14 2017

How to Provide a Specification on All Your D&C Projects

Like it or not, design and construct (D&C) building procurement seems to be popular, especially for government or large commercial projects.

Business
12 Dec, 2017
SNC-Lavalin Reaches Agreement to Repay Quebec

Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has reached agreement to pay restitution to seven Quebec municipalities for obtaining contracts through questionable means.

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