Construction Contracts

Design and Construct vs Construct Only Contracts (2023)

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Construct Only Contracts: No Design ResponsibilityA Construct Only Contract is a type of construction contract where the contractor is solely responsible for the construction phase of a project. Under this contract, the contractor is not involved in the design or planning stages, which are typically completed by the owner or a separate design consultant before […]

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Time Cost Quality: Mastering the Project Management Triangle

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For Project Managers and Principals (and Contractors too) it is essential that they understand the balance between time cost and quality. The Project Management Triangle, often called Time Cost Quality or the Time, Cost, Quality Triangle is a model that demonstrates the constraints of project management and highlights the interdependence of three key factors: time,

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A Practical Guide to your Building Contract (November 2023)

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Whether you’re an experienced business owner, a new Project Manager or a Contract Manager in the Construction Industry in Australia, you need to understand your building contract to ensure you successfully manage your project and contract. This article provides practical insights into how building contracts work so you can apply them to your construction projects

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Understand the Construct Only Contract in Australia (2023)

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How to Understand the Construct Only Contract The term “construct only contract” is widely used within the Australian construction and building industries. It refers to a traditional form of procurement where a contractor enters into an agreement for the construction of a project, the design of which has been undertaken by a third party. This

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AS 4000-1997: A Guide for Contractors in the Australian Construction Industry

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Introduction This guide aims to provide Contractors with insights into the AS 4000-1997 General Conditions of Contract, which is widely used in the Australian construction industry. Understanding the key provisions, objectives, and risks associated with this standard contract is essential for Contractors to effectively manage construction projects and mitigate potential risks. Key Takeaways Familiarising yourself

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Understanding your Fixed Price Building Contract in the Construction Industry (2023)

Key Takeaways Fixed Price Building Contracts are agreements where the contractor commits to complete a project for a predetermined fixed price. These contracts are beneficial for price predictability and are best suited for projects with well-defined scopes. Contractors might include a buffer in the initial cost to protect against overruns, which can make these contracts

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Dealing with Construction and Building Materials in Your Construction Contract in 2023

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Introduction Construction contracts are complex, and current Construction Industry challenges around construction and building materials shortages, as well as thousands of builders being locked into fixed price contracts, add to the challenge. This article discusses how to deal with construction and building materials in your building contract, whether you have already signed a contract or

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AS 4000-1997: A Guide for Principals in the Australian Construction Industry

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Introduction In this guide, we examine the AS 4000-1997 General Conditions of Contract from the perspective of Principals in the Australian Construction Industry. AS 4000-1997 is one of the most widely used of all the standard construction and building contracts used in Australia and is the construct-only contract in a suite of standard form contracts

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