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  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    DECON 2013 User Guide

    The DECON 2013 User Guide provides a plain English description of the substance of the DECON 2013 Lump Sum Contract to help in the understanding of the administration of the contract.

  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

    Employment and Agreement Making

    Agreement Making The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) substabtially changes the process and nature of agreement making and emphasises collective agreement making. The scope of matters that an agreement can cover has been expanded by the FW Act. This fact sheet outlines the agreement making process, types of agreements and content of agreements. […]

  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 […]