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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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Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Business

Breakout paper given at IAMA national conference 2012.  Verscase Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia. LEVERAGING MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROFIT on Prezi

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CPD – ENTITLEMENT – Part 4 The Building and Construction Industry Payment’s Act 2004 (The Payments Act), No. 5 – Duplicate Contracts and Defects

Duplicate Contracts When the documents aren’t up to a lump sum price contractors often sign a cost-plus contract for the work plus a lump sum contract for the Bank to help the client with its funding.  It can be a … Continue reading

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Suspending Work on Site – Another very good reason to use Payments Acts for “Business as Usual”

Lately, we have seen a rash of subcontractors voting with their feet over non-payment and other disputes on site.  The trouble is, by not complying with legislation, they put themselves in a very vulnerable position rather than a very strong … Continue reading

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Payment and Licencing – Think about it; every time.

I took a call this week from a distressed (small) subcontractor who had not been paid for his work.  He had been working as a labour-only subcontractor to a licenced subcontractor.    The subcontractor was terminated by the builder who … Continue reading

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How Tablets will Transform Construction

A person with a lot of money (The Owner) decides that they want a building and so they hire an architect. This architect in turn hires a bunch of engineers and all of them start furiously designing the building until The … Continue reading

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“Social Technology” will not drive business value – “Social Business Collaboration” will

“Social technology” is a term that gives business executives heartburn. Based on the increasing level of buzz, I’m betting Rolaids and Alka-Seltzer are enjoying banner sales years. But antacids are not the answer for company leaders skittish about social in … Continue reading

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