Category Archives: Contract Management

Technologies that will (not might) change construction as we know it

McKinsey Global Institute recently identified 12 technologies that will disrupt business as we know it. According to its estimate, the total potential impact could be between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year by 2025. The top 6 are directly … Continue reading

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Links in the Chain – BIM – Integration -Contract -Management

I want to share this video from The B1M, an excellent video resource for all things BIM. I was immediately struck by the first 30 seconds, where it sets the challenge for organisations wanting to leverage the maximum from emerging technologies. … Continue reading

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Out of time, out of luck: harsh time bars defeat EOT claim

Time bars in contacts have an important function as a method to maintain control and management of cost and time blowouts. They can be difficult to comply with, however non-compliance can be very dangerous, particularly with extensions of time claims. to succeed, every person in your crew (office and site), must understand their responsibility and be engaged with the process. Continue reading

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Survive 2016 …. 7 tips for contractors

An excellent contribution from Ian Heathwood, principal at McKays Solicitors, specialists in construction law.  Added comments in italics are the opinions of the editor, Payment Really Matters.   Some sectors of the building and construction industry have done well in … Continue reading

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What Can the Building Industry Learn from the All Blacks

I want to re-blog this thoughtful article from Prof. Kim Lovegrove, an eminent Australian lawyer (and clearly a rugby fan).  Of course he is absolutely right; sustained success comes from commitment, teamwork, focus, management, process, planning and more.  Sadly the … Continue reading

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Why Construction Daily Site Diaries Fail

Until now, a daily site diary was the only way to record information at a construction site or workface remote from project and organisational management and administration. Project information management systems are slowly taking hold for management to management (project … Continue reading

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How an $8.00 Fee Can Save Your Business

How an $8.00 Fee Can Save Your Business The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a federal government register where details of security interests in personal property can be registered and searched in compliance with the PPSA. The Personal Property … Continue reading

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