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Wednesday 3 Jul 2019

NAWIC, WGE and SOCLA invite you to a social evening of speed networking around the theme of ‘Building your Personal Brand’.

This event is open to men and women working at all levels within the industry.

Tickets: $20, members and non-members welcome

Tickets available from nawic.com.au

Contact: waevents@nawic.com.au for further information

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Wood & Grieve Engineers, 226 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Thursday 20 Jun 2019
The Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth venues are now at capacity.  Thank you for your interest in this event.

The Society is pleased to present an interactive panel discussion on ‘Standard Form Construction Contracts – Key Issues and Developments in Australia and Overseas.’

The Society has arranged for a number of prominent speakers to contribute to this event (in person at their location and via video conference for all other venues) - it promises to be an informative and interesting evening.

Confirmed speakers and topics are as follows:

  • Dr Donald Charrett (Melbourne) - FIDIC – Recent Developments and Key Tips and Traps
  • Steven Evans (Brisbane) - NEC Suite of Contracts – Recent Developments and Key Tips and Traps
  • Professor Ian Bailey AM SC (Sydney) - AS11000 – Status update
  • Donna Charlesworth (Perth) - Australian Standard forms of contracting – key trends in Western Australia

More information, including time, location and rsvp details are available on this flyer

Please note the SoCLA online registration system is only for the Sydney event. 


Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Thursday 13 Jun 2019

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is honoured to host this panel discussion which features prominent experts in the field of international arbitration.

Come along to hear about recent developments in the Asia-Pacific region including the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on international arbitrations as well as what can and is being done to increase Australia’s profile as a seat of arbitration.

There will be an opportunity to put questions to our esteemed panel and moderator on the evening.

More information and rsvp details are available on this flyer.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Brookfield Place, Tower 2 Podium Level, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Wednesday 12 Jun 2019

Online registration for this event has closed.

Please email to see if places are still available.


The NSW Government Construction Leadership Group (CLG), a forum of leaders from all the key NSW Government agencies engaged in the delivery of the large, long term pipeline of infrastructure investment in NSW, has been established to drive reform across government in the development, procurement and delivery of infrastructure and building projects. In June 2018, the CLG published the NSW Government Action Plan which recognises that the NSW Government can only achieve its infrastructure objectives in partnership with the private sector.

Sonya Campbell will discuss the work being done by the CLG to turn the 10 commitments in the Action Plan into a program of specific measures to be rolled out progressively by the CLG, including development of the NSW Infrastructure Pipeline and Portal, Procurement Method Guidelines, Guidance on Security for Construction Projects and Interactive Tendering Process Guidelines. 

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Minter Ellison, Level 40, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Wednesday 5 Jun 2019

Online registration for this event has now closed.  Please email if you wish to attend. 

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, please email

SoCLA's Young Constructors Committee and Consult Australia's FutureNet are presenting a panel event on 5 June 2019.  It will provide in-depth insights and lessons learned regarding disaster recovery in Victoria and elsewhere from public policy, engineering and legal perspectives.

More information is available on this flyer.


Clayton Utz, Level 18, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tuesday 28 May 2019

Online registration for this event has now closed.  Please email mong.tongkummark@corrs.com.au if you wish to attend.

This presentation will provide a refresher on the law surrounding defects and rectification issues on large-scale construction projects with a focus on lessons learned from recent case studies such as the cladding issues on the Lacrosse building in Melbourne and structural issues on the Opal building in Sydney.

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 25, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne
Wednesday 22 May 2019

Networking is made up of more than just a string of contacts. You need a plan with a specific focus that will help you pursue the kind of relationships that move you closer to your objectives. There is also no one size fits all approach – everyone has a personal style so therefore you need to design an approach that will work for you.

This seminar will be conducted by Sue-Ella Prodonovich, one of Australia's leading advisors on business development and marketing for professional services.

More information is available on this flyer.

Online registration for this event has now closed. Please email if you wish to attend.

Clayton Utz, Level 28, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Thursday 9 May 2019

There are a wide and varied number of paths that can be taken in pursuit of a career construction law.  Our panel of three professionals will discuss each of their different experiences in construction law, and share some tips and tricks about how they got where they are today.

More information is available on this flyer.


Lander & Rogers, Level 15, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane
Thursday 2 May 2019

This event is now at full capacity and registrations have closed.  Thank you for your interest in the event.

SoCLA and HWL Ebsworth Lawyers invite you to attend this informative presentation by David Weinberger, barrister at 9 Wentworth Chambers.

In the complex and booming construction and infrastructure environment, it is important that those involved in projects understand what they are getting in terms of insurance, as not all insurance products are the same.

In this presentation, David will highlight the importance of understanding construction risk early on and what to consider in formulating adequate insurance cover for projects.

He will cover the different insurance products available as well as contemporary case law to provide an insight into the commercial and legal challenges associated with such insurance products.

By sharing industry "lessons learnt", David's presentation will offer key takeaways for contract drafters, dispute lawyers and project managers to minimise and deal with potential insurance related disputes.

More information is available on this flyer.

Please email if you are no longer able to attend.

HWL Ebsworth, Level 14 Australia Square, 264-278 George Street, Sydney
Thursday 4 Apr 2019

There’s no doubt that to be a successful construction professional you need Resilience. But looking behind the buzzword, what really is Resilience? Both on a personal and an organisational level?

The SoCLA is not only focused on providing events tackling the hard legal topics, but we are also focused on exploring the non-legal tools required to become a better construction professional. Mandy Scotney, Psychotherapist, business leader & founder of Chirp, will explore the skills and behavioural strategies to build and support resilience for individuals and within teams and organisations. Drawing from neuroscience research and self-management techniques, this event will provide you with applied techniques to thrive in our industry.

Mandy will explore whether resilience is something you can learn, she’ll explore how to build it, and discuss protective factors that can be employed to guard against burnout and the other negative impacts of stress in our workplaces and lives. Finally, she’ll consider resilience in our teams and organisations, focusing on how current and future leaders can create a positive workplace climate in order to promote and support resilience across the business.

Please rsvp using the REGISTER tab at the top of this page.

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Piper Alderman, Level 23, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place


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