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    When can you terminate a construction contract for breach of contract?

    If a party breaches a construction contract, this will sometimes entitle you to terminate - but not always. This article explains how it works.

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    How to prepare effective contract qualifications

    Principals and head contractors are normally reluctant to allow changes to their preferred forms of contract, regardless of how onerous they might be. Consequently, the preparation of tender qualifica...

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    What is a Deed of Collateral Warranty?

    In a construction context, a deed of collateral warranty is a deed signed by a subcontractor that contains warranties and other obligations in favour of the ultimate principal on the project.

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    What is a "global claim" under a construction contract?

    A global claim is where a contractor makes a claim for a single amount of money by reference to multiple underlying causes or events. They typically arise in the context of delays where there are mult...

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    Common amendments to AS 4902

    Most informed principals consider AS 4902 to be too heavily weighted in favour of the contractor. Consequently, it is fairly normal to see AS 4902 issued with amendments or special conditions. This ar...

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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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