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Monday November 19, 2018

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The Pros and Cons of Contract Employment for Engineers
Business
Wednesday October 10 2018

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. For most, this involves working for a company as...

Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
Business
Monday September 10 2018

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
Business
Wednesday June 6 2018

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
Business
Wednesday April 25 2018

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
Business
Thursday March 15 2018

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
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

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
Business
Thursday February 1 2018

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
Business
Friday December 15 2017

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
Residential
Tuesday November 28 2017

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...

Business
Oct 6 2018
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...

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Business
13 Dec, 2017
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.

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Residential
6 Dec, 2017
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.

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