Building and Construction Law Journal (BCL)
Bridging the theory and practice of building and construction law
About the Journal
The Building and Construction Law Journal (ISSN: 0815-6050) provides an arena for the debate of relevant changes in building and construction law at both a national and international level. This journal provides an update on legislative change, as well as debate and analysis on building and construction claims, disputes, contracts and court decisions.
Every issue of the journal covers core subject-areas plus specially headnoted multi-jurisdictional building and construction law reports.
Michael Christie SC was admitted to the Bar in 1991. He is a graduate of Sydney and Oxford Universities and was formerly a part-time Lecturer at Sydney University Law School. He worked professionally with the former General Editor, the late John Dorter, over many years. More recently, he assisted Mr Dorter in relation to the journal and has been acting editor.
New South Wales and Queensland – Christopher Larcos
Victoria and Tasmania – John Sharkey AM
South Australia – Patrick O’Sullivan QC
Western Australia – Ian Nosworthy
South East Asia (Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore) – Professor Lawrence Boo
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We are pleased to announce that Michael Christie SC has been appointed as the new General Editor of the Building and Construction Law Journal (BCL), commencing with Volume 32 Part 1. Mr Christie was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and brings the expertise of many years acting extensively across construction industry disputes. He is a graduate ...more
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal pays tribute to the late John B Dorter, who presided over the BCL as General Editor for many years, with a speech originally delivered by leading lawyer John Cooper; and an editorial homage by the new General Editor, Michael Christie SC. This Part also includes the following articles: “The measured mile: How to conduct the analysis” – Robert J Gemmell and Professor Randolph Thomas; “Contract Works insurance: Impact of industry body exclusions” – Patrick Mead. Also in this Part are Reports on the following cases: Australian Vintage Ltd v Belvino Investments (No 2) Pty Ltd; Ryan v Worthington; and Nichols v Earth Spirit Home Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The resolution of construction law disputes in the 21st century: A view from the other side of the bar table – John Sharkey AM; “Fair play on the building site: How extending unfair contract term protections to small businesses will impact construction projects – Alisa Taylor; and “The quantification of loss caused by disruption: How applicable is the measured mile method? – Robert J Gemmell. Also in this Part is a Report on the following case: Sugar Australia Pty Ltd v Lend Lease Services Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The period of limitation in Victorian building actions” – David Levin; “Validity of premature adjudication applications: Challenges in Singapore’s approach” – Sze Hui Jasmine Low; and “Contract is king and time bars that bite: CMA Assets Pty Ltd v John Holland Pty Ltd [No 6]  WASC 217” – David Ulbrick. Also in this Part are Reports on the following cases: Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd v Samsung C & T Corporation; Lamio Masonry Services Pty Ltd v TP Projects Pty Ltd; and Patrick Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “Enforcement of adjudication determinations” – Javad Asghari, Kristian Cywicki and Wayne Jocic; and “Extension of time notification and the superintendent’s discretion – the ongoing tug of war between principal and contractor” – Kirsty Smith. Also in this Part are Reports on the following cases: Cavasinni Constructions Pty Ltd v New South Wales Land and Housing Corp; CMF Projects Pty Ltd v Riggall; and Cardinal Project Services v Hanave.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “Is evaluative mediation the preferred model for construction law disputes?” – Chris Lenz; and “Interface risk” – Paul Tobin. Also in this Part are Reports for the following cases: Facade Treatment Engineering Ltd v Brookfield Multiplex Ltd and Kronenberg v Bridge.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “Termination for convenience: Good faith and other possible restrictions” – Albert Monichino QC and Reports for the following cases: Caltex Refineries (Qld) Pty Ltd v Allstate Access (Australia) Pty Ltd; Johnston v Brightstars Holding Company Pty Ltd; and Queensland Building Services Authority v JM Kelly (Project Builders) Pty Ltd. Also in this Part is an editorial and a book review.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following article: “Judicial review of security of payment adjudications: Key doctrinal uncertainties and proposals for reform” – Philip Marquet; and Reports for the following cases: McNab Developments (Qld) Pty Ltd v MAK Construction Services Pty Ltd (2013 and 2014) and Gwelo Developments Pty Ltd v Brierty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “Expert determination: Misconception and misapplication” – AA de Fina; and “An unacceptable wait for acceptance” – Paulina Fishman; and Reports for the following cases: PPK Willoughby v Eighty Eight Construction; Mahony v Queensland Building Services Authority; Valorne Pty Ltd v Building Appeals Board; and Kellett Street Partners Pty Ltd v Pacific Rim Trading Co Pty Ltd.
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following: Topic of Interest: “Standard forms of contract in the Australian construction industry: How are they being used?” – John Sharkey AM, Matthew Bell and Wayne Jocic; Article: “Kratos unbound? The new IAMA Arbitration Rules” – Reece Allen and Roger Quick; and Reports for the following cases: Romaldi Constructions Pty Ltd v Adelaide Interior Linings Pty Ltd (No 2); Metier 3 Pty Ltd v Enwerd Pty Ltd; Beyfield Pty Ltd v Northbuild Construction Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd; and Alliance Contracting Pty Ltd v James.