4 December, 2023
ways to terminate the construction contract

Termination of Construction Contracts

In this blog post, we will discuss contract termination in construction, exploring the reasons and rules under which you can legally terminate the contract to avoid costly consequences. What Does Terminating a Construction Contract Entail? Terminating a construction contract involves cancelling the agreement before all parties have fulfilled their obligations. Upon valid termination, these obligations cease to exist. Contract termination […]
3 November, 2023
cost control in construction

Cost Control in Construction

In this blog post, we will explain what cost control in construction is, why it is important, and how to effectively implement best practices for cost control in your construction project. What is Cost Control in Construction? Cost control in construction involves managing and monitoring expenses like materials, labour, and overhead costs to keep projects within the initial budget. This […]
2 October, 2023
progress claims in construction

Progress Claims in Construction

Progress claims are an essential part of the construction process. They allow builders and contractors to get paid for the work they have completed, while also providing clients with a way to track the progress of their project. On this page, you’ll discover reliable information on how to prepare and submit valid progress claims, manage disputes, and get paid on […]
7 August, 2023
cost summary report

Cost Summary Report

In the following blog post, we will explain what a cost summary report is—a necessary prerequisite for your Development Applications required by the local council. We will provide a template example and also explain when and how to complete it. What is the purpose of the cost summary report? A cost summary report is a document that presents cost estimates […]
5 July, 2023
cost plan vs cost estimate

Cost Plan vs Cost Estimate

Since construction projects are complex and dynamic, it is crucial to estimate and plan the project cost in advance. In this blog post, we emphasise the difference between cost plans and cost estimates and provide advice on when to choose one or the other. What is cost estimating? Cost estimating is particularly useful in the early stages of a construction […]
2 June, 2023
cost plus building contract

Cost-Plus Building Contracts

When embarking on a new building project, there are two types of building contracts available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages: cost-plus contracts and fixed-price contracts. In this blog post, we will delve into a detailed description of cost-plus contracts in the context of building projects. What is a cost-plus building contract? A cost-plus building contract entails the project […]
8 May, 2023
sustainable design principles

Sustainable Design Principles

The sustainable design aims to minimise negative environmental impact while maintaining high design quality, safety, and providing optimal health and comfort for occupants. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the main principles of sustainable design in Australia. The importance of sustainable design principles in Australia Sustainable design is gaining a lot of attention in the era […]
3 April, 2023
Early contractor involvement (ECI)

Early Contractor Involvement (ECI)

Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) is a well-known term in the construction industry and among quantity surveyors. Let’s explore its importance, meaning and benefits for construction projects and contract parties in this blog post. What is Early Contractor Involvement? ECI is a construction contracting method that enables a builder to become involved in the work on a construction project before the […]
2 March, 2023
sustainability in construction

Sustainable Construction: Building for a Better Future

The construction industry has become increasingly aware of the negative impact that building can have on the environment, and sustainability is no longer something that can be ignored. In this article, we will explore what sustainable construction is, why it is important, and how to apply sustainable practices to building projects. What is sustainable construction? Sustainable construction refers to the […]