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 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
In any commercial agreement, rules by which the parties will abide are determined by the contract.
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
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?
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?
It's a refrain that's too often heard: “the builder doesn’t read the specification.”
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
Like it or not, design and construct (D&C) building procurement seems to be popular, especially for government or large commercial projects.
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.