Engineers Must Learn ‘Winning’ Negotiation Strategies
For many engineers, talks surrounding fees and terms of engagement can cause plenty of discomfort.
The Gordian Knot of Affordable Housing
Stendhal, the famed 19th Century French Realist, once observed that “only great minds can afford a simple style.”
Hourly Rates: Are You Selling Time or an Outcome?
We see a lot of disputes about hourly rates work, but often it isn’t the rate the parties are arguing about - it’s the work.
Why Should the Community Pay a Building Union Tax?
The issue of tax, how we raise and how we spend it, is one of the major conversations that we are having ahead of the 2016...
Is Free Advice Undermining Your Value?
Part of an architect's work entails offering advice, but at what point should you be paid for your work?
Be Wary of Additional Fees When Entering Strata
Strata owners should remain well apprised of some of the gratuitous fees that management companies can levy upon the unsuspecting.
Are Fees Marked as ‘Penalties’ Enforceable?
A recent decision of the Full Federal Court has brought attention back onto the issue of whether imposition of fees in commercial agreements could be unenforceable...
Are Low-Ball Fees Cannibalising the Engineering Sector?
In a tightening market, competition is fierce and fees are getting lower and lower. What does this mean for the sector and how can better procurement...
NZ:Broadlands to Repay Overcharged Customers
Broadlands Finance will repay customers $3.3 million in overcharged fees and interest as part of a settlement with the Commerce Commission.