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  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    ABIC MW-2018 User Guide

    The Australian Building Industry Contract (ABIC) suite of documents has now been marketed for seven years. The contract is regularly reviewed. This document sets out the changes made by the ABIC joint venture to the main contract during 2007 and 2008, marketed as the 2008 version of the Major Works Contract MW-2008.

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Unavailable Products

    Sometimes building materials and products are specified by an owner, but become unavailable for reasons such as strikes, shipping delays, high demand etc. This presents the owner and the builder with a dilemma which must be worked through carefully. If these circumstances arise most building contracts provide that the builder must notify the client and […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Construction Times

    While many contracts specify a definite time period in terms of “x” number of calendar or working days (which exclude weekends and public holidays), some contracts do not and this space is left blank. This does not mean that the builder has an infinite amount of time to complete the project. Courts have ruled on […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Bathroom Tips

    Tips to having a healthy bathroom Brand new bathrooms look clean and fresh. Sparkling tiles and tapware and transparent shower screens. But with use, the build up of soaps, cleaners, and general debris makes areas of the bathroom a breeding ground for mould and start to look old and tired quickly.   Invest in the […]