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    The different types of construction contract explained

    This article explains the different types of construction contract, and explains how to choose the right type of contract for your next project. Although the same general principles should apply ...

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    What is a provisional sum?

    A provisional sum is an allowance included in a fixed price construction contract for an item of work that cannot be priced by the contractor at the time of entering the contract.

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    10 differences between AS 4000 and AS 2124

    Both AS 2124 and its successor AS 4000 are widely used forms of construction contract in Australia. Although they have many similarities, there are some significant differences.

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    Introduction to AS 2124

    The Australian Standard AS 2124-1992 General Conditions of Contract remains a widely used form of construct only head contract, despite it having been succeeded by AS 4000-1997 and now being ...

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    What is the defects liability period (DLP)?

    The defects liability period (or 'DLP') is a fixed period of time, starting from the date of practical completion, during which the contractor has an express contractual right to return to the ...

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    9 types of security under a construction contract

    When you think of performance security under a construction contract, cash retentions and bank guarantees come to mind. However they are not your only options.

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    How to claim a variation under a construction contract

    Construction contracts usually contain specific procedures for claiming a variation - which, if not followed, can result in your entitlement to claim being lost. There are six basic steps to ...

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    Introduction to AS 4000

    AS 4000, more formally known as the Australian Standard AS 4000-1997 General Conditions of Contract, is one of the most widely used forms of head contract for construction projects in Australia.

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    Can contract notices be sent by email?

    With businesses conducting the majority of their day-to-day communications by email, it can be easy to assume that email will be a valid form of communication under a contract.  However that will ...

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    What is Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and how does it work?

    Early contractor involvement (or 'ECI') is a method of construction contracting that allows a builder to become involved, and potentially start work, before the design has been completed.

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    What's the difference between arbitration and mediation?

    Arbitration and mediation are two very different processes that allow parties to resolve disputes outside of court. Mediation involves a facilitated negotiation, whereas arbitration involves a ...

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    What is a fiduciary duty?

    A fiduciary duty exists where a person or company is required to put another person's interests before their own. It arises from a relationship of trust and confidence, such as the relationship ...

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    How to claim for a latent condition under AS 4902

    This article explains how to make a claim for a latent condition under AS 4902. It includes a flowchart to explain the process.

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    How to claim a variation under AS 4902

    This article explains how to claim a variation under AS 4902. It includes a flowchart to explain the process.

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    Introduction to AS 4902

    AS 4902, more formally known as AS 4902-2000 General Conditions of Contract for Design and Construct, is one of the most widely used forms of head contract for design and construct projects in Austral...

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    How does security of payment work in Queensland?

    The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) took effect on 17 December 2018. The Act’s predecessors, the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) and the Subc...

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    How to make an adjudication application in Queensland

    This page explains how to make an adjudication application under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld).

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    How to respond to a payment claim under security of payment in Queensl...

    If you receive a payment claim under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld), you have limited time to prepare a payment schedule.  This article explains the process.

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