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Design and Building Practitioners Bill:....

Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 The Government seeks to impose a number of new obligations on design and building practitioners to improve documentation and compliance with building standards in the built environment in New South Wales.  The DBP Bill...

What is a “Construction Contract....

New definition of a “section 4 arrangement”? In the judgment of Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd v Timecon Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 685, the New South Wales Supreme Court considered the interpretation of section 4 of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment...
Recourse to security and “no injun....

Recourse to security and “no injun....

Security under construction contracts Construction contracts in use in Australia often require security to be provided by the contractor for the performance of its obligations under the contract.  Commonly, the security is in the form of retention money, bank...

Combustible cladding laws: a definitive....

Combustible cladding Did you know that aluminium composite panels (ACP) were invented in Germany in the 1960s for use as a bed frame?  After nearly 60 years of ACP use, controversy has sparked world-wide.  The Grenfell Tower catastrophe in the United Kingdom and the...

The devil in the detail of Payment Sched....

The devil is in the detail – how detailed do Payment Schedules need to be under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW)? | Style Timber Floor Pty Ltd v Krivosudsky [2019] NSWCA 171 Payment Schedules On 16 July 2019, the New South...

When to elect to proceed to Adjudication....

A case note on Seymour Whyte Constructions v Ostwald Bros (in liq) [2019] NSWCA 11 The Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken” begins with the despondent protagonist standing at a fork in the road expressing woe in not being able to go down both roads.  A similar fate...

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