Published Papers

Aug 2006 – Balanced Baselines
This paper discusses the use of a Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR) to reduce risk, costs and disputes in construction contracts.

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March 2006 – Rebalancing Risk and Reward
The efficient management of risk in construction projects requires contractors and clients to work together to deliver the right project for the right price using a practical, cost effective contractual framework that support this innovation. This paper will outline some fundamental pre-conditions to the development of efficient risk balanced contracts that encourage effective relationships and efficient project delivery.

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Aug 2005 – Parallel Delays
This paper canvases the state of the law dealing with parallel delays and provide practical advice on the best ways of assessing and dealing with the consequences of parallel delays within a contract.

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Jun 2005 – SoP: A new answer to an old question
The Building and Construction Industry, Security of Payment Acts now in force in most Australian States are causing a radical re-think of many traditional project management and contract management processes. All professional contract administrators must manage every aspect of a contract on the assumption that all outstanding issues will be included in a claim under the Act in the next month. It is no longer acceptable to let claims remain unanswered.

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May 2005 –Key Security of Payment Act Judgements
Some of the key judgements and their primary effect on the Security of Payment Acts are listed in this paper.

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May 2005 – Security of Payments Presentation
Rethinking Construction – Recent Developments in the Security of Payments Law– May 2005 Presentation to IAMA / CIOBA (in Qld / NSW / Vic)

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Apr 2005 –Defective Work Claims
Defective work claims is the most common claim made by building owners against their building or construction contractor. This paper canvases both contractual and common law aspects of making and defending claims for defective work.

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Oct 2004 – Adjudication Pressurises Project Administration
The Building and Construction Industry, Security of Payment Acts now in force in most Australian States are causing a radical re-think of many traditional project management and contract management processes. All professional contract administrators must manage every aspect of a contract on the assumption that all outstanding issues will be included in a claim under the Act in the next month. It is no longer acceptable to let claims remain unanswered.

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Jul 2004 – Pay Now Argue Later
Overview of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act, presented to the QMBA Breakfast – 12th July 2004

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