• Session 1: National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia. Session 2: Performance Securities - Options and Risks.  Session3: Insurance - Managing Construction Risk. Session 4: Drafting Mini-Masterclass.

    National Construction Code (NCC) of Australia

    The NCC was adopted on 1 May 2019 and introduces significant changes. The NCC is administered by the relevant States and Territories (in Victoria under the Building Act 1993) and broadly covers the following:

    • NCC Volume One applies to multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings and structures.
    • NCC Volume Two applies to residential and non-habitable buildings and structures.
    • NCC Volume Three applies to plumbing and drainage for all classes of buildings.

    This session will discuss the above changes including:

    • Performance Based Compliance Options;
    • Acceptable Construction Practices (ACP).

    Presented by: Persa Buchanan, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer Lawyers

    Performance Securities - Options and Risks

    The issue of which Performance Security to choose when drafting building and construction contracts can be critical when things go wrong. This session will demystify this often complex area and provide guidance on the options and risks associated with those options. This session will discuss and compare options including:

    • Banks Guarantees

    • Insurance Bonds

    • PPSR Securities

    • Cash Retention

    • Letter of Comfort

    • Mortgage

    • Longer Payment Terms and Offsetting Provisions

    • Separate Bank Account

    • Related Party Guarantee

    Presented by: St John Frawley, Partner, Thomson Geer - Recommended Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer, Doyles Guide 2019

    Insurance - Managing Construction Risk

    What are the risks to your client if you fall short of giving the proper advice regarding the usual and perhaps more unusual insurance cover applicable to your client’s project? Insurance issues include policy coverage, terms and conditions, exclusions, defective work and design, indemnity and subrogation, project coverage and gaps.

    This session will provide an overview of the insurance related risks including subtleties and nuances that building and construction lawyers need to know and how to best protect their clients’ interests.

    Presented by: Alexandra Golding, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Drafting Mini-Masterclass 

    Navigating through the Construction Contract The session will provide a brief overview of the key features of standard form construction contracts, focussing on Australian Standards. In particular, we will cover some essential drafting tips and traps (both from the Principal and the Contractor’s perspective) in respect of the key risks of time, cost, quality and the role of the Superintendent.

    Presented by: Ben McLeod, Special Counsel, Maddocks

    ISBN: 978-1-925857-64-1

    What is included:

    Videos of the presentation in mp4 format.

    Paper materials in pdf format.