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A Ten Point Plan for Contract Negotiation

(20 minutes) Effective contract negotiation is an important skill for consultants working in the construction industry. In this course, informed Risk Manager, Natalie Sullivan, outlines her top 10 tips for contract negotiation.

$20.00

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A User’s Guide to Professional Indemnity Insurance

(20 minutes) This course considers the essential features of professional indemnity insurance, including what types of claims are commonly covered by a professional indemnity policy, some key insurance terms and the concept of ‘claims made and notified’ insurance.

$20.00

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Sometimes, despite best intentions, consultants do find themselves involved in conflicts and disputes. Find out what Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is and whether it may be an available avenue for you in the event of a dispute.

$60.00

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Australian Legal System

(20 minutes) A high-level overview of Australia's legal system, from parliaments to the courts, illustrated by examples relating to the construction industry.

$20.00

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Chains of Responsibility

(60 minutes) Including Proportionate Liability, Collateral Warranties and Engaging Sub-Consultants. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Climate Change Consideration in Design - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, leading sustainability architect, Caroline Pidcock and informed Risk Manager, Kathryn Budd, examine how construction professionals can respond to climate change and what liability might flow from professionals failing to adapt their practices.

$60.00

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Collateral Warranties

(20 minutes)An introduction to collateral warranties and their use in the construction industry. This module explains what collateral warranties are, how they work, why they are problematic for your PI insurance, and what steps you can take to mitigate the insurance risks if you are asked to sign on

$20.00

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Construction Phase Issues

(60 minutes) Includes Contract Administration, Inspections and Certificates and Six Case Studies on Specification, Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Consultant Engagement Issues

(60 minutes) Including Joint Ventures, Engaging Sub-Consultants and Unfair Contracts. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Contract Administration

(20 minutes) A concise consideration of the role of the contract administrator and what is included.

$20.00

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Contract Administration - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, the presenters recap the duties of a contract administrator to both clients and builders, and review examples of where, with the best of intentions, contract administrators can go astray.

$60.00

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Contract Execution - How to Guide

(20 minutes) We often taking signing a contract for granted. This course outlines the importance of valid contract execution; consequences of improperly executed contracts and what to look for when signing on the dotted line.

$20.00

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Contracts In-Depth - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Wendy Poulton, Principal of informed Lawyers, examines some of the key legal provisions in consultancy agreements, such as termination, and Natalie Sullivan , informed by Planned Cover analyses some common professional indemnity insurance risks.

$60.00

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Contracts Intensive

(60 minutes) Limitation of Liability Clauses Explained, Contract Execution - How to Guide, Unfair Contracts Each topic within this course lasts for 20 minutes, making a total of one hour.

$60.00

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Copyright Essentials for Construction Professionals - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Rohan Singh, DLA Piper, outlines what copyright protects, what moral rights are, as well as highlighting the main issues you should consider when creating or using copyright work

$60.00

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Cost Control

Before taking on a project, negotiating a clear scope of services is critical for consultants.

$60.00

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Creators v Copycats: Protecting your Intellectual Property

Copyright and moral rights are intended to protect the interests of creators from copycats. However, in practice it’s not quite that simple and copyright is in fact a highly specialised area of the law.

$60.00

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Defective Building Products Recap - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager Wendy Poulton provides an update on the state of investigations into the Lacrosse Building fire, considers the impact of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and recaps some of the resulting investigations and legislative changes up to March 2018.

$60.00

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Demystifying the Jargon Pt 1: Insurance Terms

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager Natalie Sullivan and Planned Cover National Business Manager, Cos Cirocco explain some commonly used insurance terms and the important practical implications they have for your insurance cover

$60.00

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Demystifying the Jargon Pt 2: LegalTerms

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan explain some common legal concepts and outline how they can be used in contracts and related documents to offer you protection or to increase your risk exposure.

$60.00

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Demystifying the Jargon Pts 1 & 2

(120 minutes) In these two recorded webinars, informed Risk Managers Natalie Sullivan and Wendy Poulton and Planned Cover National Business Manager, Cos Cirocco explain some commonly used insurance and legal terms and the important practical implications they have for your risk and liability.

$100.00

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Design & Building Practitioners Act NSW 2020 - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Lander & Rogers solicitors, Dearne Wellington and Elizabeth Berwick explain the key features of the NSW Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 and consider the impact of the introduction of this legislation on consultants in the construction industry.

$60.00

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Do we have agreement on that? Contract negotiation, formation and more - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers Felicity Dixon and National Sullivan examine the fundamentals of contract negotiation and formation. Issues considered include: the essential elements of a contract, the 'battle of the forms', contract negotiation theories and strategies.

$60.00

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Electronic Documents

(20 minutes) This practical session focuses on the risks associated with using and storing electronic documents, and explains some practical tips to overcome these risks.

$20.00

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Employment Issues in a Changing World - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Mark Sullivan, Lander & Rogers Lawyers considers how practices can managing flexible work arrangements; the workplace documents which are required; and the impact of technology and social media on workplaces.

$60.00

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Employment Law During COVID-19 - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Mark Sullivan, Partner Workplace Relations & Safety, Landers & Rogers Lawyers discusses the employment issues that have arisen for businesses and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

$60.00

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Engaging Subconsultants

(20 minutes) There are insurance risks associated with engaging subconsultants. This module explains some of the risks and why you should avoid engaging subconsultants. However, the session also sets out some of the steps you can take to protect your practice if you do have to engage subconsultants.

$20.00

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Engineering Case Studies

(20 minutes) Through examples drawn from civil and structural, mechanical, HVAC and geotechnical engineering, we illustrate some common causes of engineering failures and highlight the factors that make for successful defence of a claim.

$20.00

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Engineers and Project Managers

(60 minutes) Project Management, Inspections and Certificates, and Engineering Case Studies

$60.00

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Expert Witnesses

Are you wondering how an expert witness might assist your case? Or what it’s like to be an expert witness? Or even, is there any money in it?

$60.00

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Fitness for Purpose

(20 minutes) This course examines the concept of "fitness for purpose" - as a contractual obligation and as a term implied by law or statute. The course considers the possible insurance implications of agreeing to "fitness for purpose" obligations and looks at a recent UK decision on the topic.

$20.00

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Getting Confident with Contracts - Part 1: A Practical Perspective

Managing consultancy agreements is a major challenge for consultants. Reading and negotiating contracts takes your key team members away from other vital tasks in the early stages of a project. And yet, without that time investment, you could be left exposed to significant risk.

$60.00

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Getting Confident with Contracts - Part 2: Industry Pro Forma Contracts

Australian Standard Contracts are widely recognised as acceptable for use on projects in construction and engineering. Pro forma contracts have also been developed by the Australian Institute of Architects and Consult Australia which have become accepted industry benchmarks.

$60.00

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Getting Confident with Contracts - Parts 1 and 2: A Practical Perspective & Industry Pro Forma Contracts

Managing consultancy agreements is a major challenge for consultants, especially when working with the ever-expanding contracts used on government, commercial, or institutional projects. Although time consuming, reading and negotiating contracts is an essential investment.

$100.00

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Great Expectations: Risk Management for Domestic Projects - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Natalie Sullivan & Kathryn Budd, consider strategies to reduce risks and achieve success on domestic projects.

$60.00

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Happy Endings: Learning from what others did right - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager, Natalie Sullivan and Focus Underwriting Claims Manager, Subashini Padmasekaran examine case studies with "happy endings" for the consultants involved.

$60.00

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Harmonious Sub-Consulting - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers Natalie Sullivan and Cordilia Thomas, consider how lead consultants and sub-consultants can working effectively together. Topics discussed include: vicarious liability; managing the risks; and claims involving sub-consultants.

$60.00

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Home Building Contracts - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Nathan Abbott and Jonathan Mills of Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, take a detailed look at some of the more commonly used standard form suites of building contracts – ABIC, HIA, MBA – and examine their similarities and differences

$60.00

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Inspections and Certificates

(20 minutes) A practical look at some of the key services performed by consultants involved in construction phase services - site visits, observing the progress of the works and issuing compliance certificates.

$20.00

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Inspections and Certification - A Case Study in Setting Boundaries - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Natalie Sullivan and Architect/Expert Witness, Peter Quigley, discuss how and when to draw your boundaries in relation to site visits, inspections and certification of projects. Learn practical steps which may help you reduce your liability exposure.

$60.00

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Insurance and Liability

(60 minutes) Includes Contract Administration, Proportionate Liability and PI Fundamentals. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Legislative Update

(60 minutes) Including Proportionate Liability, Unfair Contract and Security of Payment. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Lessons to be Learnt from Engineering Claims - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan examine the involvement of engineers in litigation and disciplinary proceedings to illustrate where problems can arise and how the Courts have interpreted an engineer’s professional liability.

$60.00

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Liabilities in Landscapes - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan examine the risks and common pitfalls in landscape architecture.

$60.00

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Lifecycle of a Consultancy Practice - Webinar Recording

 (60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Simon Gray - NSW State Manager, Planned Cover and Natalie Sullivan, Risk Manager informed by Planned Cover discuss some of the crucial issues you should consider throughout the evolution of your practice – from start up, through growth and  resolution

$60.00

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Limitation of Liability Clauses Explained

(20 minutes) Through examples of contract clauses and court judgments, we look at how limits of liability can protect you, and the risks of others using limit of liability clauses against you.

$20.00

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Managing Projects

(60 minutes) Project Management, Contract Administration, Engaging Sub-Consultants. Each topic within this course lasts for 20 minutes, making a total of one hour.

$60.00

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Managing The ‘Paperwork’

(60 minutes) Including Electronic Documents, Contract Administration and Inspections and Certificates. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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More on the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and Regulation - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Lander & Rogers solicitors, Dearne Wellington, Elizabeth Berwick are joined by Planned Cover NSW State Manager, Simon Gray to take an in-depth look at the NSW D&BP Act and recently drafted Regulations.

$60.00

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Partial Services - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager, Natalie Sullivan, considers the areas of risk for consultants providing partial services and how those risks can be managed.

$60.00

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Payment, Paperwork and Project Management

(60 minutes) Security of Payments, Inspections and Certificates, Project Management. Each topic within this course lasts for 20 minutes, making a total of one hour.

$60.00

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Performance Securities - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, presenter Nathan Abbott, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, considers the advantages and disadvantages of the most common forms of performance security, such as bank guarantees, bonds, cash retention and director guarantees.

$60.00

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Practice Fundamentals

(60 minutes) Safe Design Update, Inspections and Certificates, Engaging Sub-Consultants. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Practice Management

(60 minutes) Including Electronic Documents, PI Fundamentals and Security of Payments. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Pre-Fabricated Construction – Lets Talk About Some Pressure Points Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) Isla McRobbie, Jackson McDonald Lawyers, provides an overview of pre-fabricated construction and discusses ‘pressure points’ associated with this method of procurement and how those might be addressed on a project.

$60.00

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Preventing Negligence - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) How do you know when you’re in danger of making a negligent decision? How can you put yourself in a better position to defend yourself against negligence claims? These questions and more are considered in this recorded webinar.

$60.00

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Product Specification Post Lacrosse

Wendy Poulton, informed by Planned Cover, provides a snapshot of the Lacrosse judgment and appeals and looks at the insurance issues in technical compliance certificates before being joined by Aaron Poupard, ARM Architecture, who discusses his recent interstate experience.

$60.00

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Project Managers

(20 minutes) While the role of project manager is now well established in the construction industry, its scope is variable. This course covers scope definition, contract administration, and liability for other parties’ work, illustrated with examples.

$20.00

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Proportionate Liability

(20 minutes) An overview explaining the concept of proportionate liability and a brief history of its implementation in various legislation enacted in each Australian state and territory.

$20.00

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Proportionate Liability - More than just an abstract legal concept - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) This webinar recording, presented by Katherine Allsop, Senior Associate, YPOL considers the fundamentals of proportionate liability legislation and discusses the implications of proportionate liability on multi-party construction related litigation.

$60.00

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Reclaiming the Consultant's Design Role Webinar Recording

(180 mins) What will it take to enable consultants to embrace their new (old) role at the centre of design, especially on novated or D&C projects? This webinar offers different perspectives - consultants, legal and risk management.

$120.00

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Record Keeping - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) We spend most of our professional life creating, using, saving and deleting documents in many different forms. In this recorded webinar,  informed Risk Managers Cordilia Thomas and Kathryn Budd guide you through the process of document management and record keeping.

$60.00

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Residential Projects - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) This webinar recording considers the sometimes unique risks involved in working on domestic construction projects and offers strategies on how those risks can be managed. Case studies are used by the presenters to illustrate.

$60.00

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Safe Design Update

(20 minutes) This course is an introduction to safe design obligations, and a recap of developments up to early 2017. Remind yourself which states have adopted the “nationally harmonised” law, what the key obligations are, and what designers should be doing.

$20.00

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Safe Design Update - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan provide an overview of your obligations, to help you satisfy yourself that you have the right systems in place to meet them.

$60.00

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Scope of Services

Before taking on a project, negotiating a clear scope of services is critical for consultants. Consultants need to satisfy themselves that they have the knowledge, expertise and resources to perform the services that fall within their scope but also need to be aware of pitfalls and protections.

$60.00

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Security of Payment

(20 minutes) An outline of the core principles of security of payment legislation. This presentation is specifically about the Victorian “SOP” regime, but its core concepts are generally helpful to understand legislation in other states.

$20.00

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Seven Things All Consultants Should Know About Contracts - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) The challenge of managing and negotiating contracts can be reduced by familiarity with some key concepts, backed up by good systems and resources. Our Risk Managers draw on their experience reviewing consultancy agreements to share tips for contract management.

$60.00

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Six Case Studies on Specification

(20 minutes) A practical analysis of specification issue by way of six litigated cases. This course covers foreseeable use of premises, engaging specialists, and the role of trade sub-contractors and manufacturers.

$20.00

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Slip Resistance: Getting it Right - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Richard Bowman, Principal of Intertile Research, takes an in-depth look at slip resistance and the steps which construction professionals can take so that the floor surfaces they are specifying will result in safe, trafficable areas.

$60.00

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Starting Out - Part 1

(60 minutes) Includes PI Fundamentals, Working Overseas and Security of Payment. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Starting Out - Part 1 & 2

(120 minutes) Includes PI Fundamentals, Working Overseas, Security of Payment, Inspections and Certificates, Electronic Documents and Engaging Sub-Consultants.. Click Read More for more information.

$100.00

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Starting Out - Part 2

(60 minutes) Including Inspections and Certificates, Electronic Documents and Engaging Sub-Consultants. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Tales from the Trenches - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar Paul Bannon, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers and Natalie Sullivan, informed Risk Manager, discuss recent claims to highlight the issues which are resulting in litigation against construction professionals and consider how those claims may have been avoided.

$60.00

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Tales from the Trenches: Litigation Trends - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Isla McRobbie, Partner, Jackson McDonald, shares her insights into the current litigation environment and trends in construction litigation.

$60.00

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Technology and More

(60 minutes) BIM Risks, Contracts and Insurance; Electronic Documents; Professional Indemnity Fundamentals Each topic within this course lasts for 20 minutes, making a total of one hour.

$60.00

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Technology in Practice: Building Information Modelling - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Rodd Perey - Principal and Design Technology Director at Architectus, discusses the use of BIM on construction projects in Australia, the challenges for the way BIM is currently being utilised and provides his thoughts on the future of BIM.

$60.00

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Technology in Practice: Drones in the Construction Industry - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) Hear from James Lawrence, Mills Oakley Lawyers on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations for commercial drone operation, the potential liability risks for drone operators and insurance issues you to be aware of before venturing into the air with your RPA.

$60.00

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The Lacrosse Tower Fire: The Judgment - Webinar Recording

( 1 hour) In this recorded webinar, Sarah Metcalfe, Norton Rose Fulbright, takes an in-depth look at the much-anticipated judgment in the Lacrosse Tower fire litigation which was handed down in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 28 February 2019.

$60.00

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The Pressure Is On: Developers In The Construction Industry - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, hear from Harry Pontikis of Master Builders Financial Services on recent changes in the finance environment and impact of these changes on the construction industry.

$60.00

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The State of Play - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, presenters Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan - informed Risk Managers - consider the current ‘state of play’ on several significant issues in the construction industry, including reforms in the area of building defects and non-conforming products.

$60.00

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The Superintendent's Role as Certifier

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Architect and Expert Witness, Peter Quigley,  considers the role of a contract administrator when performing his/her functions as a certifier.

$60.00

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Trends In Contracting

(60 minutes) Including Engaging Sub-Consultants, Collateral Warranties and Joint Ventures. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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Understanding Joint Ventures

(20 minutes) Providing services as part of a joint venture has implications for your professional indemnity insurance. This module explains the different structures you can use to set up a joint venture, and the steps you should take to make sure that you are properly insured.

$20.00

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Understanding Novation - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan take an in-depth look at novation and examine the consultant's role on a project post novation, particularly in light of the Lacrosse Tower fire judgment.

$60.00

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Understanding the Many Roles of A Superintendent - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, Architect and Expert Witness, Peter Quigley, draws on his experience in practice and his involvement in claims against professionals to provide insights into the key functions performed by superintendents of building contracts.

$60.00

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Unfair Contract Terms - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) This webinar recording includes an overview of the key features of the unfair contract terms provisions under the Australia Consumer Law and considers how the law applies to consultants - both as recipients of contracts as well as issuers of contracts.

$60.00

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Unfair Contracts

(20 minutes) An introduction to the changes introduced by new legislation (effective from Nov 16) extending unfair terms legislation to small business contracts.

$20.00

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What do you mean by BIM?

(20 min) BIM can be merely a smart tool, or it can radically transform legal relationships. How do you clarify what BIM means for your project? How can you use BIM and stay within professional indemnity insurance cover?

$20.00

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When Things Go Wrong: More Tales from the Trenches - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, John Moore, Thynne + Macartney Lawyers, discusses the issues that are resulting in claims against consultants and provides an insight into the dispute resolution process – from dispute to litigation and finally, resolution.

$60.00

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Why Briefing Matters - Webinar Recording

(60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Managers, Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan examine why briefing matters, through a consideration of case studies and the legal obligations of consultants in relation to briefing.

$60.00

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Working Jointly: Responsibilities and Risks - Webinar Recording

( 60 minutes) In this recorded webinar, informed Risk Manager, Felicity Dixon considers the various ways consultants can work together on projects and examines the risks and responsibilities involved in engaging in joint work.

$60.00

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Working Overseas

(20 minutes) Robert Caulfield draws on ten years’ experience of working in Asia and the Middle East to provide an overview of the advantages and challenges of working overseas.

$20.00

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Working Overseas and More

(60 minutes) Including Working Overseas, Joint Ventures and Collateral Warranties. Click Read More for more information.

$60.00

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