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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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    What does an ECI agreement cover?

    An ECI agreement is normally used where the principal wishes to divide the project into two phases: an ECI phase and a construction phase. This article summarises what you will typically find in an EC...

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    What is a qualifying cause of delay under AS 4300?

    Clause 35.5 identifies the causes of delay for which the contractor can claim an extension of time under AS 4300.  Compared with other forms of contract, the list of qualifying causes is relatively br...

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    How to claim a variation under AS 4300

    This article explains how to claim a variation under the Australian Standard AS 4300-1995 Conditions of Contract for Design and Construct. It includes a flowchart to explain the process.

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    How does security of payment work in Victoria?

    The purpose of the security of payment legislation is to promote cash flow down the contracting chain.  It does this in two ways.  First, it contains a number of general protections for contractors.  ...

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    What is a construction management contract?

    A construction management contract is one type of Early Contractor Involvement (or ‘ECI’) arrangement, and differs from a traditional lump sum model in a number of respects. This article explains the ...

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