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.
Getting the Contract Right
A key part of any procurement activity, particularly in the construction and infrastructure sector, is to get the contract right.
New Laws to Impact on Parties’ Right to Terminate
The construction industry will soon have tighter regulations placed on the ability of parties to enforce the right of termination based on insolvency events.
Mid-Level Bureaucrats Responsible for Adding Costs to Housing
At the end of September, South Australian Labor Premier Jay Weatherill announced that the bidding process by the private sector to develop the former Royal Adelaide...
Building Contracts – Important Things to Look Out For
If you are about to enter into, or have already entered into, a building contract in relation to a residential building, there are some critical things...
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.