The potential dangers in high-rise apartment living have come under the spotlight recently: the Opal Tower in Sydney with its “construction issues” and the fire in the Spencer Street block in Melbourne – both requiring evacuation of residents. These events follow on the Lacrosse Apartments fire in Melbourne of some years ago, and the Grenfell ...more
The latest Part of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes the following articles: “The old rule, the true rule and contract administration notices in construction” – Andrew Mewing; and “Contractors’ global loss of productivity claims” – David McAndrew. Also in this Part are Reports on two cases: Phontos v Tresedar Pty Ltd; and EGL Management Services v Northern SEQ Distributor-Retailer Authority.
The August 2012 issue of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes an article by JE Lunn which proposes various methods by which traditional dispute resolution procedures may be modified to improve efficiency; an article by Richard Manly SC considering the benefits that a liquidated damages clause can provide to contracting parties from practical, commercial and economics perspectives; and an article by Thomas Denehy and Paula Gerber which provides a comparative study of dispute avoidance procedures in use around the world to determine what constitutes world’s best practice when it comes to the prevention and management of construction disputes. There is also a Book Review and a Report.
The last Part of the 2011 volume of the Building and Construction Law Journal includes articles on expert determination as a means of resolving general disputes arising under construction contracts and fixed time/fixed price collaborative contracts. There is also a Topic of Interest regarding suing for defects and joint or several tortfeasors. This issue also includes a book review and four Reports.