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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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CPD CPD Security of Payment 2012/5 – ENTITLEMENT –No. 2 – What’s in a Payment Claim?

ENTITLEMENT – Part 4 The Building and Construction Industry Payment’s Act 2004 (The Payments Act), No. 2 – What’s in a Payment Claim? Quick Facts: Business Failures – 400 Queensland businesses went into legal protection in July and August.  Was … Continue reading

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Alternative payment policy – Go to jail; Do not pass GO !!

A British family sitting down to breakfast at home were horrified to find vengeful builders had scaled their roof to tear it down. James and Julia Arthur and their two young children watched helplessly as the man who had built … Continue reading

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CPD Security of Payment 2012/3 – Entitlement part 2

John Lowry FAIQS, AIAMA, ICECA, Reg Adjudicator (Qld) ENTITLEMENT – Part 2 Entitlement is your right to payment of the amounts claimed in your payment claims. It also establishes your rights in relation to the amounts you are required to … Continue reading

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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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Can part of an invalid adjudication decision be removed by the Court?

The Supreme Court of Queensland was recently asked to decide if an invalid part of an adjudication decision could be separated from the rest of the decision, thereby allowing the rest of the decision to stand. The answer was No.  … Continue reading

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Quantity Surveyors Kick a Goal with Schools

The final Task Force report on the Building the Education Revolution is now out and the winner is..West Australia. The expert Task Force  analysed in detail the successes or failures of the national roll-out in Australia’s schools. Commenting on the … Continue reading

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