06

Feb

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT BASICS – Part 1

Part 1 – Who are you?  Who are you contracting with? One of the first things that we look at when a client comes to us is who the relevant parties are.  It is necessary that we think about this for a number of reasons. Despite their size or experience, clients are often confused about what their […]

21

Jan

PRIME COST SUMS AND PROVISIONAL SUMS

This week, Aleisha MacKenzie and Michael Burgess take a look at Prime Costs and Provisional Sums which can often be a point of dispute between a home owner and their builder in domestic building contracts. Often the cause of this dispute is because owners (and often builders) do not understand what PC and PS are and the[…]

06

Dec

When is a company a “construction company?

Background The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) must not grant a license if a person is an excluded individual for a relevant event. An individual becomes excluded if they are a director, secretary or influential person for a construction company, within one year immediately before a ‘relevant company event’. In 2014 and 2015 the Queensland Building[…]