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ANALYSIS: A new report, commissioned by the Federal government, addresses the infrastructure and construction industry's frustrations about the ever-changing and disjointed nature of Australia's security of payment laws. 23 May 2018
ANALYSIS: Dame Judith Hackitt has recommended a wide-ranging and ambitious package of building and fire safety reforms. 18 May 2018
On 22 June 2017, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) updated its existing suite of standard form New Engineering Contracts with the issue of NEC4.
The fact that the underlying contract was never signed will not always be fatal. Whether a contract has been formed will require close consideration of the facts.
Recent decisions have given some clarification on the notice period needed when a sub-contractor on a FIDIC contract requests a time extension or an extra payment due to an unexpected event or circumstance.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
ANALYSIS: Despite the political backlash, and irrespective of whether the budget represents a decrease in spending on previous years, in absolute terms Australia's Federal budget for 2018-19 is a healthy infrastructure budget. 10 May 2018
ANALYSIS: The Winfield Rock report is an important and timely contribution to the discussion on improving uptake of building information modelling (BIM). However, advocates of the technology should be doing more to speed up and enhance its wider adoption.... 10 May 2018
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