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  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    AS2124 -1992 – General Conditions of Contract and Tendering; Form of Tender (AS 2125-1992); and Form of Formal Instrument of Agreement (AS 2127-1992)

    General Conditions of Contract (AS 2124 – 1992). These editions of AS2124, AS2125 & AS2127 (bound together) were prepared by the Standards Australia Committee on General Conditions of Contract. While these are the latest editions, the 1986 editions remain as current Standards, the 1981 editions remain as available superseded Standards and the 1978 editions are […]

  1. | 26 Jul 2013

    DECON 2013 Design and Construct Contract

    DECON 2013 is a Design and Construct contract which is used when the contractor provides all of the services necessary to complete a building project including provision of the design.  The principal engages the contractor to undertake the responsibility for adopting a design that follows the principal’s project requirements and obtaining all licenses, permits, consents, […]

  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. | 26 Jul 2013

    ABIC SW-2018 User Guide

    A practice note for general guidance in understanding ABIC SW-2018 Simple Works Contract.

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Tiles and Lippage

    Lippage is a condition in floor tiling where one edge of a tile is on a different plane to an adjacent tile. In plain terms this means that one tile is higher than another giving the finished surface an uneven appearance. When large tiles are used on surfaces with compound falls to a floor waste, […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Timber Floorboards – maintenance

    Timber flooring is a popular and attractive treatment however you have some work in front of you to achieve your desired result. Remove all existing floor coverings and assess the quality of the floorboards. If the boards have been sanded before, you need to know how much of the board is left and how much […]

  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

    Waste Management Contractors

    Most of the contractors who specialise in recycling construction and demolition materials in Western Australia will negotiate removal logistics and prices for materials with you so that solutions are tailored to your project. Enquire about different costs for any separated waste. Ensure that at all times collectors implement litter management controls like covering their loads […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Redevelopment Authorities

    The WA Government has established a number of redevelopment authorities to expedite the development of land in WA. They operate by suspending local and state planning laws and introducing redevelopment schemes to govern development in a defined area. Current redevelopment authorities include: Armadale Redevelopment Authority The Armadale Redevelopment Authority (ARA) is tasked is to plan, […]

  1. | 6 Jun 2013

    Retaining Walls on Boundaries

    Retaining walls are not dividing fences and are subject to different legislative requirements. When installing retaining walls along boundaries, they must be wholly constructed inside the property – unless you have you consent of the adjoining landowner. It is a good idea to have the boundary line pegged by a licensed land surveyor to be […]