Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?
Despite mounting pressure following the recent ACCC investigation of UberEats, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair...
Novation is Damaging Construction Outcomes: Architects Say
The increasing prevalence of novation in construction contracts is undermining project outcomes and building quality, a survey of architects has found.
Key Considerations in Building Contract Variations
Even though this subject has been written about extensively on this platform, key considerations and ideas behind building contract variations ought to be restated as they...
The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers
When growing up, many Australians are told to study, get into tertiary education and get a job.
Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
For a contract to design a public facility worth $320,000, one architectural firm reports spending $9,000 simply to prepare their bid.
Avoiding Pitfalls in Client Briefs and Specifications
In any project, the client brief sets the foundation of the client/architect relationship, whilst specifications detail how buildings are constructed.
WA Public Sector Contracting Must be Cleaned Up
“here are underlying systematic issues that mean that most of the projects were subject to an environment needing improvement and reform.”
Engineers Must Learn ‘Winning’ Negotiation Strategies
For many engineers, talks surrounding fees and terms of engagement can cause plenty of discomfort.
The Security of Payment Act and its Important Consequences
The Security of Payment Act is meant to be critical for builders to get paid for construction works that they do.
Blockchain will Revolutionise Australia’s Property Sector
In commercial leasing, one set of processes which creates headaches for all involved is the current paper based system of arranging bank guarantees for landlords in...
CIMIC Group Secures Billions in New Contacts
Construction giant CIMIC has announced three new major contracts for its companies, including design and construction for Victoria's multi-billion dollar West Gate Tunnel project.
What Protection Do NSW Buyers Have Against Unfair Sunset Clauses
Wind back three years and you could pick up an average apartment in the inner Sydney suburb of Ultimo for around $560,000.