Building and Construction

Building and Construction

Range Lawyers are experienced in building and construction law, including front and back end work for principals, head contractors, sub-contractors and consultants. We prepare construction contracts, building contracts, sub-contracts and ancillary agreements as well as advise and assist in the preparation of tender packages. We can work with your project managers to create commercial contracts and agreements that will protect your interests in building disputes. We can assist you with commercial legal advice in connection with the management of your project where we can provide you with the contract administration tools to streamline the internal management of construction contracts.
We also provide advice and dispute resolution services in relation to specific problems arising from construction contracts. We have acted in matters including:
  • Drafting bespoke contracts and advice on standard contract documentation
  • Contract disputes
  • Claims in quantum meruit and restitution
  • Security of Payment
  • Defect claims
  • Damage to strata property
  • Mediations, Arbitrations and Expert Determinations
  • All aspects of contract administration
Our lawyers have advised on various other matters relating to building and construction law, some of which are detailed below.

General Contract Advice
  • Advice on procurement strategies, tender packages and contract negotiations
  • Drafting and advising on standard forms of a variety of building contracts and construction and engineering contracts including construct only, design and construct contracts, sub-contracts, trade contracts, consultancy agreements, project management agreements, construction management contracts, early contractor involvement contracts, supply agreements, purchase order terms and framework agreements
  • Advice on legal issues in connection with Queensland Building Construction Commission Act and Building Code of Australia
  • Advice on commercial and domestic contracts
  • Advice on flat-land subdivisions, hotels, residential (single dwellings and low, medium and high density), commercial, industrial and mixed-use developments, roads, gas, water and power projects
Contract Administration and Dispute Resolution
  • General construction contract administration advice and management relating to time and cost claims
  • Advice on defective work claims and drafting and preparing documentation and project management agreement for rectification works
  • Advice on various claims in connection with construction contracts in regard to, for example, variations, delay and disruption, prolongation and liquidated damages
  • Advice on mediation, arbitration, expert determination, adjudication and litigation (as the last resort)
  • Advice on professional liability claims
  • Security for payment claims and payment schedules
  • Adjoining owner disputes
Building Defects:
  • Advice on rectification of defective works (minor and major defects) under the contract and statute
  • Advice to Body Corporates and individual owners in regard to building defects and building defect claims
  • Advice on home building insurance
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