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  Building and Construction Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 26, Number 2, April 2010
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  • EDITORIAL
  • The value of construction contracts
        p.77                                                                                        +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • Constructing the great Australian dream: Formation of domestic building contracts in Victoria
        David Ulbrick
        p.78                                                                                        +cite        
        This article investigates a range of issues relative to domestic building contracts in Victoria, including the need for a special class of domestic building contracts, signposts to when a commercial arrangement associated with a large scale residential development will fall into the Victorian domestic building regime and finally aspects of the formal requirements of the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic).
  • How a $27,000 consultancy project turned into a $53 million judgment
        Scott Lambert and Andrew Mewing
        p.101                                                                                      +cite        
        In the recent case of BHP Coal Pty Ltd v O&K Orenstein & Koppel AG [2008] QSC 141, McMurdo J aptly described the complex position taken by the parties: "As will be seen, the arguments, like the bucket wheel itself, have left few stones unturned". Without examining every complex factual and legal issue, there are some simple but important messages concerning: (a) the need for appropriate and clear contract documentation; and (b) the liability of consultants and implied warranties under s 74 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth).

  • REPORTS
  • J-Corp Pty Ltd v Mladenis
        p.106                                                                                      +cite    
  • Ed Ahern Plumbing (Gold Coast) Pty Ltd v JM Kelly (Project Builders) Pty Ltd
        p.116                                                                                      +cite    
  • Hervey Bay (JV) Pty Ltd v Civil Mining and Construction Pty Ltd
        p.130                                                                                      +cite