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Thursday 13 Jun 2019

The recent paper "Defects on large-scale construction projects – what you need to know following recent cases including Opal and Lacrosse" presented by Michael Whitten QC and Andrew Downie is now available to download from our Resources.  Members will need to be logged in to access the paper.


Wednesday 5 Jun 2019

For the past eight years, the School of International Arbitration at the Queen Mary University of London has conducted a major empirical survey into International Arbitration.  Previous QMUL surveys are available here
This year's survey focuses on efficiency in international construction arbitrations and aims to identify the causes of inefficiency in resolving international construction disputes, suggest practical steps forward, and challenge perceptions.  The QMUL media release and recent Kluwer Arbitration Blog post providing further information about the survey are available here and here
Members are invited to share their experience by completing the survey here.  The survey will remain open until Friday 26 July 2019.

Thursday 30 May 2019

Members in Melbourne may be interested in attending the MLS Alumni Breakfast Seminar with Phillip Greenham on Tuesday 4 June 2019 from 7.00am - 8.30am.

Location: Slate Restaurant Bar, 9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.  Please click here to register.

Friday 17 May 2019

Nominations for the SoCLA Board are now open

The notice calling for nominations can be found here and nomination form can be found here.

The notice calling for nominations provides further information in relation to the Society and the role of the Board.

Nominations close on 30 May 2019 at 5 pm (AEST).
Any enquires regarding the process should be directed towards chair@scl.org.au and admin@scl.org.au.

Monday 13 May 2019

Several new papers have been added to the SCL International website in recent weeks.

You can access these at https://www.sclinternational.org/members/papers and will need to be logged in first.

Please email  if you have any questions regarding registering on the SCL International website.  Registration is free for SoCLA members.

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.



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