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10 things you should know about AS 4000

Although AS 4000 is one of the most widely used construction contracts in Australia, many people remain unfamiliar with the detail. Below are ten feat...

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Are time bars enforceable?

Time bars prevent a party from exercising a right under a contract outside a prescribed timeframe.The general rule is that time bars are enforceable, ...

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What is the prevention principle?

The 'prevention principle' is a legal doctrine that protects a contractor from liquidated damages for delays caused by the principal. The basic idea i...

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Can you be awarded an extension of time without claiming one?

A recent case in NSW shows that a superintendent can be required to grant an EOT even where the contractor is barred from claiming one. Whether this i...

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What is the 'date of practical completion' under AS 4000?

In NSW at least, the date of 'practical completion' under an unamended AS 4000 is the date the certificate of practical completion is issued - even if...

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How to claim an EOT under a construction contract

This article explains how to claim an EOT, and addresses some of the areas where mistakes are often made.

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