Category Archives: Victoria (BCISoPA)

When are you finished? Practical Completion

Many construction contracts, especially bespoke one-off contracts, are not managed by an independent superintendent (architect or engineer) and do not provide for a mutually acceptable definition of “practical” or “substantial” completion.  As a result, many contractors find completion is unreasonably … Continue reading

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Don’t trust a Trust

Beware trading with trusts. A common vehicle to operate a family business is by way of a discretionary family trust or trading trust.  It is dangerous to trade or contract with a trust unless you know full details of the … Continue reading

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Construction Payment is a specialised knowledge area

Construction payment and cash flow is a critically important aspect of your business, yet the management of payment processes and collection is often relegated to the office junior or the accounts department, often the least equipped to deal with payment. … Continue reading

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Why Choose a Quantity Surveyor to Value Your Payment Claims?

A recent Queensland Supreme Court decision highlights the value of choosing competent professionals to value disputed progress payments.  A recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision (Syntech Resources Pty Ltd v Peter Campbell Earthmoving (Aust) Pty Ltd & Ors) considered the … Continue reading

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Dates and Times – Getting it Right.

Over the past year the AIQSANA has seen an extraordinary number of adjudication applications and responses overturned or rejected because claimants and respondent are missing important deadlines for giving and receiving notices. The object of Security of Payment Acts (Payment … 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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So, What is Your Payment Policy (subtitle – You never stop learning)

Recently, at a government consultative forum, I questioned the effectiveness of Quality Assurance in connection with providing a seemingly simple service.  I expressed the view that, at times, it just adds overheads without any tangible benefit.  I was immediately taken … Continue reading

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