Construction projects consist of many moving parts, with various stakeholders, including Principals or homeowners, financiers, architects, engineers, design consultants, tradespersons, project managers and certifiers. Due to the nature of construction projects, there are commercial and legal risks and challenges that are specific to the area. At LegalVision, our Construction and Infrastructure lawyers have expertise in dealing with these risks and challenges and advising various stakeholders on commercial and residential construction projects.

LegalVision’s Construction and Infrastructure lawyers regularly assist:

  • owners and tenants carrying out commercial fitout and refurbishment projects, including:
    • preparing Australian Standards and bespoke construction contracts; and
    • reviewing and passing through provisions from Agreements for Lease and Leases;
  • principals carrying out medium to large-scale commercial projects, from tender to completion, including:
    • selecting procurement strategies to best suit the principals’ needs;
    • preparing tender documentation and reviewing and assessing tender responses;
    • preparing or reviewing and negotiating construction contracts (including consultancy contracts, construct-only contracts, design-and-construct contracts, supply contracts, logistics contracts, project management contracts and private certifier contracts); and
    • administering construction contracts;
  • subcontractors and suppliers involved in major infrastructure projects (both public and private), including:
    • reviewing major infrastructure construction contracts; and
    • negotiating with tier 1 building contractors;
  • national and multinational medical equipment suppliers, including:
    • reviewing and negotiating construction contracts in relation to the supply and installation of medical equipment in hospitals; and
  • developers, homeowners and contractors on residential building projects, including:
    • reviewing and negotiating industry standard lump sum and cost-plus contracts (including HIA, Master Builders Association and Australian Standards contracts); and
    • advising clients on key risks arising out of these contracts.

As with all of our lawyers, our Construction and Infrastructure team take a commercially pragmatic approach and address the key risks and deal-breaker issues arising from construction contracts and projects, saving our clients time and costs (particularly during contract negotiations).

LegalVision’s construction team has developed a body of articles that seek to clarify the complex issues facing participants on construction projects across Australia. They translate their expertise in construction law in a pragmatic, practical and commercial way, so that you can more easily identify, understand and manage the risks and challenges you may face.

If you have any questions or require assistance, our experienced Construction and Infrastructure lawyers can assist as part of our LegalVision membership. For a low monthly fee, you will have unlimited access to lawyers to answer your questions and draft and review your documents. Call us today on 1300 544 755 or visit our membership page.

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