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Monday 13 May 2019

Members are advised that the following new texts have been published which may be of interest:

  1. The Application of Contracts in Developing Offshore Oil and Gas Contracts, 1st Edition, by Philip Loots and Donald Charrett.   SoCLA members can receive a 20% discount on this text.   Please email for details.
  2. Contract and the Australian Consumer Law, by John W Carter and Laina Chan.  

If you would like further details of these texts or to purchase please click (1) here and (2) here.   

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Members may be interested in the Future of Construction Forum presented by Cloud A2K Technologies. The forum will take place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Sydney and is free of charge. 

For further details please click here

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.

Monday 25 Mar 2019

Members in Sydney may be interested in The Future Building Seminar this Wednesday and Thursday 27 and 28 March 2019.

Key Speakers from Norton Rose Fulbright, Australian Building Codes Board, BIS Oxford Economics, Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Laing O'Rourke, Edelman, Innovative Growth Solutions, Resilient Futures and the Supply Chain Sustainability School !

Key Topics include The Future of Building is Already Here, Charting the Future of the NCC and Standards, Exposing the Local and Global Economic Trends Shaping the Building Industry, Tackling Building Non-Conformance, Restructuring the Building Supply Chain Before the Robots and Tech Giants Take Over, Tackling Diminishing Public Confidence in the Building Industry, Getting Products Specified in a Digital World, Pragmatic Sustainability, and Improving the Evidence Base Relating to Non-Conforming Building Products !

More information and ticket sales are available here.



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”.



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National Conference

Our 2020 National Conference will be held in at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Tasmania from 23-25 July 2020. Click here for further information

Mentoring Program

Applications for our 2020 Mentoring Program close on Friday 17 April 2020. Further information about our mentoring program can be found here.
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