Monthly Archives: October 2017

In breaking news, the Queensland State Parliament has debated and passed the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 (BIF Bill).  For further information on the BIF Bill, please see our previous Construction Alerts dated 24 August 2017 and 13 October 2017. Amendments The BIF Bill has been passed with 144 amendments.  We briefly discuss the most significant amendments […]

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It is common practice for certificates of practical completion to certify a date of practical completion a short period before the date that the certificate is issued.  In other words, the actual date of practical completion is back-dated in the certificate. In a recent judgment in Abergeldie Contractors Pty Ltd v Fairfield City Council [2017] NSWCA 113, […]

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Introduction The United Kingdom’s Technology and Construction Court’s recent decision in North Midland Building Limited v Cyden Homes Limited [2017] EWHC 2414 addresses a number of pertinent issues in relation to the prevention principle and concurrent delay.   Namely:  that parties can exclude concurrent delay claims by inserting express clauses into their contract; and how the prevention principle […]

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On Friday last week, the Public Works and Utilities Committee, the Queensland State Government’s committee tasked with reviewing the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 (BIF Bill), has tabled its findings in Parliament.  Click here to read the report in full. In short the committee has recommended the Bill be passed with very few recommendations […]

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