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Tuesday 26 Mar 2019

The Warren Centre will host their second Expert Hour webinar at 11:00 am on 26 March 2019 with Stephen Kip, author of the Fire Safety Engineering Regulation Report.

 First time webinar registrations are FREE.  FIND OUT MORE HERE

Download their second report in this series, Fire Safety Engineering Regulation, available for FREE.

Thursday 14 Mar 2019

Members in Sydney may be interested in attending the Sydney Build Expo on 14-15 March at the Horden Pavilion.

Click here for more information or to register for a free ticket.


Thursday 21 Feb 2019

Opportunities for appointment to building and plumbing boards 2019

The Minister for Planning is seeking expressions of interest from Victorian’s interested in being appointed to the:

•           Building Appeals Board;

•           Building Advisory Council;

•           Building Regulations Advisory Committee;

•           Plumbing Advisory Council; and the

•           Victorian Building Authority Board.

Expressions of interest open March 2019.

More information is available on this postcard

Thursday 21 Feb 2019


The Warren Centre will host their first Expert Hour - which is an online Webinar Series on 27th February at 11am. 

Episode 1, Quiz the Author with Dr David Lange; Fire Safety Engineering; Education Report. 

Registration to your first webinar is free. Follow this link to find out more!


Thursday 21 Feb 2019

Limited spaces are available at  the Safe Cladding, Buildings and Facade Innovation Summit, taking place at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park on 26 and 27 February 2019.

View the full 2-day program here to see what topics will be covered and the full speaker line up.
Secure your seat now here.  Attend with your colleagues and take advantage of our group discounts.

Monday 4 Feb 2019

The Society offers the Brooking Prize annually for the best essay submitted in the field of construction law.

It is named after The Hon Robert Brooking AO QC in recognition of his Honour’s pioneering contribution to the study and practice of construction law in Australia.

Papers are now invited for the 2019 Brooking Prize

Entries must be received in WORD or PDF format by 4:00 pm Sydney time on 5 June 2019.

Further information can be found in the Rules.

Wednesday 23 Jan 2019

SoCLA is pleased to announce the 2019 National Conference will be held in Perth at The Westin on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 August 2019. 

Welcome drinks will be held on the evening of Thursday 1 August 2019.

The conference theme is “Doing it Overseas - the legal tips and tricks for taking Construction Smarts to foreign jurisdictions”.


Wednesday 31 Oct 2018

Our latest "Let's Connect" submission (by Maike Barton) is "The Impact of the Government Procurement Agrement to Procurement Laws in Australia".  This paper analyses the impact of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) within the World Trade Organisation (WTO), procurement legislation in construction law in Australia. This paper proposes a study of the relationship between the entities (Australian Government and GPA) outlining how and why the GPA affects the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR’s).  Members can download the paper from the Resources section.

Monday 22 Oct 2018

Our latest "Let's Connect" submission is  'Subjective objectivity - As built critical path analysis". Submitted by Tommy Wakefield-Smith, this paper looks at the different methods of delay analysis defined by the Delay and Disruption protocol 2nd edition, some of their issues, and ‘subjective objectivity’ and bias by reference to Nobel Prize winner Dr Daniel Kahneman and his work on ‘Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases’. 

Members can download this document from our Resources section.

Monday 10 Sep 2018

Be sure to check out Jaclyn Masters' review of Dr Donald Charrett's newly published text "The Application of Contracts in Engineering and Construction Projects".  Further details about Dr Charrett's text can be found here and it is available for purchase here.



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Mentoring Program

Applications for our 2019 Mentoring Program are now open. Further information about our mentoring program and how to apply can be found here.

Applications close Thursday 18 April 2019.