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21/04/2017 – MelBIM Report – Finding Common Ground

This week I had the opportunity to present at a MelBIM forum. If you’ve been to an event by MelBIM, or its sister groups interstate, you’ll know what a fantastic atmosphere it is when you put two hundred or more BIM specialists in a room and talk about the latest leaps being made by this […]

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07/04/2017 – Partial Services – Article

In a poll conducted during our recent webinar, 53% of participants responded that they are retained to provide “partial” services on more than half of their current projects, and 79% responded that they considered providing partial services on a project was riskier than providing full services. Assuming that the trend to “partial services” is to […]

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10/03/2017 – Are You up to date on Safe Design?

Our risk managers field a lot of questions about “safe design” obligations when we’re delivering seminars. That’s not surprising. Designers naturally strive to produce good designs that protect workers as much as possible. On top of that, work health and safety law imposes alarmingly high maximum penalties, as a serious deterrent. The very worst breaches […]

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20/02/2017 – 2016: The Year in Contracts

TIn addition to our professional development products, informed provides a contract review service to help consultants understand the insurance and risk implications of professional services agreements. Reviewing over 1300 contracts each year puts us in a unique position to observe changes in client-drafted contracts, and gives us a general snapshot of the construction industry. In […]

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03/02/2017 – Starting Out

The informed team, with some third party experts, have packaged two hours of web-based seminars covering the key aspects for consultants. We’ve called these two modules “Starting Out” …where we keep it straightforward for each topic – in each case asking:  (1) What are these issues? (2) What are the specific risks involved for you?

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