Monthly Archives: January 2012

Do you REALLY want to take that RISK?

Construction is inherently a high-risk business.  To succeed you must daily manage a multitude of risks   However, there are risks that you may not wish to take, or at least understand and make provision for. Every contractor should assess the … Continue reading

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CPD 2012/1 – Introduction to the BCIPA – Getting Paid

Introduction to the BCIPA – Getting Paid John Lowry FAIQS, AIAMA, ICECA, Reg Adjudicator (Qld) Cash Flow is the lifeblood of your business. Without it the business will fail, whether it is viable in other respects or not. Cash Flow … Continue reading

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What will you be doing in 10 years?

“Humans have been doubling what we know and what we can do every 30 years since the Renaissance, and after each lifetime of such change, it is always easy for an older person to believe that life is now “too … Continue reading

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Termination of a Contract kills a Payment Claim in Queensland

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland has confirmed that a common provision in most Australian Standard construction contracts has the effect of excluding the operation of the security of payment scheme from contracts that have been terminated. … Continue reading

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The Power of 1 – Empowering your people – a new management paradigm

Security of payment acts around Australia have upped the stakes for disciplined contract management.  It (better contract management) was an intended outcome on the part of State governments. One of the consequences is that payers have tightened up contract conditions. … Continue reading

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Dan Pink – Motivation

The surprising truth about what motivates us

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The Definition of Mining under the BCIPA

A recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision demonstrates the importance for resources companies of understanding the role that security of payment legislation plays when carrying out mining-related construction works. In Queensland, the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA) … Continue reading

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