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This product is a comprehensive resource on building law and regulation in Queensland. It is a must-have for all in the building and construction industries, including builders, developers, surveyors, architects and lawyers, both in the private and public sectors.
Queensland Building Service incorporates the key regulatory instruments governing building work, contracts, security of payment and dispute resolution plus extensive authored annotations explaining the meaning of each provision. The service includes full text key legislation:
- Building Code of Australia (annotated)
- Queensland Development Code (annotated)
- Building Act 1975 (Qld) (annotated)
- Building Regulation 2006 (Qld)
- Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (Qld)
- Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (annotated)
- Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 (annotated)
- Commercial and Consumer Tribunal Act 2003 (Qld) (annotated)
- Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 (Qld) (annotated)
- Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974 (Qld) in full text (annotated)
- Regulations under all Acts in full
- Key Explanatory Notes and Second Reading Speeches for selected Acts.
The commentary and legislation is regularly updated by a prominent author team, who share their invaluable knowledge and experience.
The chapter "A Guide to Investigating Construction Disputes" by Cameron Ford is intended to assist lawyers who are leading, or are part of, an investigation team and non-lawyers setting up and running investigations into large construction disputes. The methodology can be used in disputes of any size and type.
Investigations will usually be into whether the company has a claim under the contract against another party for a variation, extension of time etc, or whether it has a defence to such a claim. They can also be investigations into incidents or events which do not give rise to a claim under the contract as such, but might give rise to a claim for breach of contract, negligence or a claim under the Trade Practices Act, now Competition & Consumer Law.
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From: Building and Construction Law Journal - (2009) 25 BCL 154
Reviewed by lohn Dorter
"Current, comprehensive, and convenient"; this valuable service indeed is. It does live up to its claim of providing up-to-date law plus expert insight when and where you need it, both online and in three looseleaf volumes.
National uniformity has, unfortunately, been eroded in a number of construction areas,
particularly the application of the Building Code of Australia and the security of payment legislation.
Commendably, these three well-known authors cover the field in Queensland, where construction is, in truth, very active.
Now that security of payment claims are increasing so rapidly in Queensland, the annotations with relevant case law, including that from other States, are especially valuable.
Similarly, the formidable Queensland Building Services Authority is so significant in its reach that most practitioners will appreciate the material and annotations provided by the learned authors.
Although all three authors are well known in the industry, potential buyers may be somewhat confused about their respective contributions. Both the promotional material and the frontispiece represent the work as being by all three of them and in the order listed above. However, the individual volumes suggest otherwise. The reader is immediately given the representation that Mr Pyman is the author of only volume 3 and that Mr Macleman and Mr Anderson only are the authors of volumes I and 2. Perhaps the publisher could readily clarify this in both the promotional material and the frontispiece or preface.
Technically, the production is excellent and a pleasure to use.
- Review: (2009) 25 BCL 154 [PDF 32160]
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