Why we need to ditch the spreadsheet to manage Progress Claims. Let’s get one thing straight. If you’re in the construction industry and trying to keep track of Progress Claims, Excel really, really sucks. If you’re a contractor drowning in what feels like 1000 differing spreadsheets from each of your subbies, or whether you’re one [...]
Payment disputes are bad news for large construction companies; they jeopardise relationships with suppliers, consume administrative resources, undermine staff morale and often cause project delays. So why do disputes remain so common in the Australian construction industry? Research suggests the value of such disputes routinely runs into tens of millions of dollars and that they can take [...]
When it comes to building disputes, design and construct (D&C) contract disputes are a real conundrum. They are protracted, difficult to disentangle and fraught with unintended consequences. The D&C animal is a confusing and opaque beast and within the building industry has a tendency to mutate as rarely is one D&C contracting iteration similar to [...]
. When delivering on significant building and infrastructure projects, choosing the right contractors to carry out construction and engaging them in an effective manner is key. . How to choose the right contractor for the job.
. It is always good to have as much knowledge as possible of Payment Claims and Dispute Resolutions. No contract party ever wants to end up in litigation from disputes about completion of works or non-payment. However, sometimes these issues do end up in the courts and that is when the promise of payments are a lot of […]
. With the release of the Economics References Committee December 2015 report: “Insolvency in the Australian construction industry”, there has been a greater focus on current and future reforms and if they are making any positive impact for subcontractors and head contractors alike. We look at NSW current payment claim issues. Why are Payment Claims are […]