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Building, Engineering, Construction

Practice Area

Broadley Rees Hogan’s Building, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure (BECI) team offer a full suite of front end (transactional), back end (litigation) and regulatory services to the building, construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors.

Drafting and Negotiating Building and Construction Contracts

Our team has acted for principals, building and civil contractors, engineers, architects and other consultants in relation to various types of projects, including:

  • Significant ‘flat land’ residential developments
  • Low rise and high rise residential, retail, commercial and mixed-use developments
  • Significant commercial developments
  • Health and aged care developments
  • Major road and rail infrastructure projects
  • Projects in the mining sector

Contract Analysis and Risk Assessment

We can analyse and advise on legal and commercial risks relating to Building and Construction Contracts, Delivery and Supply Agreements, Tripartite Deeds, Alliance Contracts,  Independent Certifiers Deeds and other associated building and construction documentation in a commercial and relevant manner.

Construction Contract Administration

We advise principals, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and contract administrators in relation to contract administration (particularly in relation to progress claim management).

Our clients seek our advice to develop strategies to assist the smooth and effective operation of building and construction contracts and to avoid disputes.

Security of Payments

Our team is experienced in acting for claimants and respondents in security of payment matters pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIPA)

We understand the strict deadlines and requirements made of parties subject to the BCIPA.

We can provide advice concerning the analysis or preparation of:

  • Payment claims.
  • Payment schedules.
  • Adjudication applications.
  • Adjudication responses.

Our team is also experienced in acting for parties prosecuting or defending adjudication review proceedings in superior courts.

Construction Dispute Resolution

Our team proactively seeks to identify cost-effective strategies to assist our clients to resolve disputes that arise in building and construction matters.  Our experience extends to:

  • litigation, arbitration and mediation of contractual disputes;
  • time-related claims such as liquidated damages and delay claims, prolongation, extension of time claims and acceleration;
  • variation and latent condition claims;
  • defective work and negligence claims;
  • disputes concerning release of security; and
  • debt recovery.

Building & Construction Disputes

At Broadley Rees Hogan we understand that, despite the parties’ best intentions, planning and management of building and construction contracts, disputes can arise.

Our team recognises that each dispute involves a unique set of facts and issues that require an in-depth analysis to develop and implement a resolution plan that will meet our clients’ objectives.  That plan may, in addition to litigation or arbitration, incorporate other forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and expert determination.

Our People

Jon Broadley | Director
Stuart Rees | Managing Director

For more information, please contact:

Jon Broadley , Director
D +61 7 3223 9104
F +61 7 3221 5518
M +61 0413 751 522
Stuart Rees , Managing Director
D +61 7 3223 9105
F +61 7 3221 5518
M +61 0411 421 561