A brilliant design can only become a brilliant reality if the building work is well managed and design quality is protected throughout the construction phase. As superintendent, or adviser to the superintendent, consultants can achieve this by understanding and vigorously fulfilling the duties of that role. However, this can be the most difficult part of the project, where consultants with no legal training are called upon to interpret building contract provisions drafted by experienced solicitors.
Our intensive seminar aims to demystify interpretation of building contracts and provide practical support for some of the most difficult scenarios consultants face in a contract administration role.
Catherine Bell (Melbourne) and Julian Mellick (Sydney) from Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers will explain interpretation of some contentious provisions in building contracts, such as extensions of time, and look into what it means for a superintendent to act “fairly”. informed Risk Managers Natalie Sullivan and Wendy Poulton will focus on inspection and certification duties, and examples of claims against consultants in their contract admin role. Tony Grist (Hassell, Sydney), and Harry Nicholas (Hayball, Melbourne) will draw on their experience to provide practical guidance on how to achieve successful outcomes.