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Thursday 15 Apr 2021

Online webinar presented by Kiri Parr, Tony Barry and Rob Nelson-Williams

Australia is seeing an emerging discussion about the use and adoption of standard contracts in market. This debate flows from concerns about the complexity and value of the bespoke contracts that are widely used in the Australian market and the multiple initiatives of government agencies and authorities to remodel their relationship with the construction industry to improve long term outcomes.

This webinar will examine the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Suite of Contracts, an internationally renowned and widely used suite of contracts but which is rarely seen in the Australian market.

More information is available on this flyer.

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86468310528?pwd=alhTR0VqOTlPUWpsL3lOTjFxaHdBZz09

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Online webinar
Thursday 11 Mar 2021

Much has been written over the years on the application of the so-called “duty to warn” to construction projects.

In more recent times, the building industry has been rocked by the combustible cladding crisis. Public inquiries, litigation and building industry reform initiatives have ensued, as stakeholders and regulators look to apportion blame, allocate rectification costs and prevent situations like the Grenfell fire from recurring.

This presentation by Owen Hayford is based on his ‘highly commended’ entry in SoCLA’s 2020 Brooking Prize essay competition.

More information is available on this flyer.

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The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82164933876?pwd=NWgrOUhIUWRhR1Z3WXhzOTRhczhOQT09

 

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SoCLA online webinar
Thursday 11 Feb 2021

Governments are relying heavily on the construction industry to lead the economy out of recession but the industry is sick. Profitability is at an all-time low and productivity growth over the last thirty years trails that of other significant industries by 25 per cent. Women make up only 12 per cent of the construction workforce and construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than a workplace incident.

Could a global pandemic provide a long awaited catalyst for real and lasting change to how projects are procured and delivered?

Join the Australian Constructors Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Davies, as he shares his thoughts on the opportunity for change, the form it could take and what it might mean for contracts.

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Online webinar
Tuesday 1 Dec 2020

Say farewell to the old year in a new way! Dust off your knowledge for a few rounds of trivia conducted by our professional Quizmaster. This event will be an evening of fun and networking.

You can register as an individual or form a team of 5 and compete against other teams to see who will be crowned! Swap tables during the breaks and network with other SoCLA Members.

Check out this video to see how the event works.

Limited numbers so register early to avoid missing the fun.

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Location:
Online Event
Thursday 19 Nov 2020

SoCLA is offering a complimentary series of Leadership webinars for our members with local experts who will share their own unique perspectives and insights on leadership practices that they have experienced through their careers and beyond.

This online series may particularly interest those involved in the SoCLA Mentoring Program, though all SoCLA members are welcome to attend.

Episode 1 features Chris Burke, Chief Counsel for the National Disability Insurance Agency. Chris is the  only  Australian or  New  Zealand woman  to  have  climbed 10  out  of  14  of  the  world’s highest  peaks  over  8,000m.

The webinar will be hosted on a new interactive forum, providing attendees the opportunity to ask questions, participate in polling and network with other attendees before and after the event.

We invite attendees to submit two questions for our guests to discuss. 

The most thought-provoking and conversation-inspiring questions will be used to guide the conversation. Submit  your questions before 5pm on 17 November

More information is available on this flyer.

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Location:
Online webinar
Thursday 12 Nov 2020

Join a panel of representatives from Resolution Institute, SoCLA and the MBA as they review and discuss in detail all of the key aspects of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment BCISP Bill as recently introduced to State Parliament.

Panellists:  Lee Panotidis, Cathryn Greville, Deon Baddock and Bavani Rengasami 

As COVID-19 restrictions apply there will be limited access to the venue, but on-line access will be available simultaneously.

Members are invited to join the event through this WebEx link shortly before the above time:

Please RSVP and register as we still need to record reservations and attendances for WA CPD requirements.

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Location:
Jackson McDonald, Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth (and online simultaneously)
Thursday 15 Oct 2020

This online webinar will be presented by Laina Chan and Ewan McKay.

More information is available on this flyer.

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Location:
Online webinar
Monday 21 Sep 2020

This webinar will be presented by Owen Hayford, Partner, DLA Piper on Monday 21 September 2020 at 5:00 pm AEST.

The PPP model has been implemented with success in the Australian market over many decades, but the commercial landscape continues to change. Contractors are pushing back on the traditional PPP risk allocation whereby all construction phase risks are transferred to a D&C contractor via a fixed price, fixed time contract. Governments are responding by saying that they propose to explore new ways of allocating or sharing risks. Is there an opportunity for equity investors to share some of risks that were previously taken by D&C contractors, in a way that provides a better value for money outcome for governments and taxpayers? And how will the desire of parties for more collaborative approaches to procurement and contracting manifest itself in the PPP model? Owen will explore these and other questions.

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Location:
Online Webinar
Tuesday 1 Sep 2020

This webinar will be presented by Veno Panicker of Blackstone Waterhouse, Pedram Danesh-Mand  of KPMG and Julian Hemms of ConnellGriffin.

Many major projects often suffer from poor risk assessment and allocation whereby the Clients tend to ‘pass down’ the poorly assessed risk to its Contractor/s through various standard disclaimer (exculpatory) clauses. Notwithstanding the current volatile market with COVID-19, we have seen many examples of such consequences of poor risk allocation over the past decade and the corresponding fallout to all parties and the public.

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Location:
Online Webinar
Tuesday 18 Aug 2020

Our three speakers from Melbourne TEC Chambers will be speaking on:

  • “What’s happened to quantum meruit claims following Mann v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 32?” – Nick Gallina
  • “A new approach to quantum meruit claims” – Laina Chan
  • “Pleading Unjust Enrichment Claims” – Dr Richard Manly QC

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