upcoming events

Passive Fire the Burning Issues

This meeting is a high-level introduction to passive fire and what you need to know about issues impacting building compliance, and what can be done to improve industry practice. With a growing industry awareness and response to historic issues, how do we best move forward and support industry change to achieve best practice outcomes and demonstrate compliance. With industry leaders Alan Page, Technical Director - Passive, PFITS Consultancy and Jonathan Laird, Project Manager and Director Proform Group.

15 October 2019 Christchurch

17 October 2019 Wellington

22 October 2019 Auckland

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SCL(HK) One Day International Conference 2019

Change Management and Claims

8 November 2019

Hong Kong Football Club, Hong Kong

Conference Flyer and Registration Form



SCL(India) Conference

International Conference on Construction Law and Arbitration - CIArb

6 - 8 December 2019

Conference website

9th International SCL Conference 2020

SCL New Zealand is proud to be hosting the

9th International Society of Construction Law Conference

Auckland 4-6 November 2020

We invite you to register your interest constructionlaw2020.com

SCL Presenter Invitation

Do you have a Construction Law related topic?

Anyone who wishes to present to the Society of Construction Law on a construction law related topic is invited to email the Secretary, Jonathan Forsey, indicating their interest in presenting and summarising their proposed presentation topic.

Jonathan Forsey
Secretary
Society of Construction Law New Zealand

2019 Events

September

SCL Mock Mediation

24 September 2019 Auckland

The session covered the nuances of mediation and how to reach a successful outcome via amicable mediation. John Green played the role of the Mediator and Dr Naseem Ameer Ali and Stuart Robertson the Narrators.

Mock Mediation notes, Mediation in the Construction Industry Chapters and CPD Attendance register in the Members Only Area

 

August

SCL Essay Prize Winners Presentations

Sarah Martin

The Development of the Law on a Builder’s Duty of Care

Carlos Smith-Diaz

Where are my Retentions? Insights from the Ebert Construction Insolvency and Practical Advice for Subcontractors

Essays, presentations and CPD Attendance registers in Members Only Area

 

July

2019 SCL Conference

Fundamentals of Construction Law – the project lifecycle

Covering all phases of a construction project, from procurement, insurance, performance, to termination and resolving disputes.

Presenters presentations and papers in Members Only Area 2019 Conference


June

Demystifying Delay

Emily Simnor 

Emily broke down the key elements of delay analysis, drawing on her experience of working on large international construction disputes to provide real-world examples.

Presentation and CPD Attendance registers in Members Only Area


May

HMNZS Aotearoa – the nuance of design and construction of New Zealand’s largest naval ship

Commander Des Tiller and Mr Aidan Kay

This presentation covered some of the nuances of design and construction of New Zealand’s largest naval ship – HMNZS Aotearoa, including the commercial challenges for contracting and managing a complex engineering project. It discussed the challenges of complying with local and international maritime laws and regulations and the work done to ensure the vessel will be safe and compliant, and fit for purpose.

CPD Attendance registers in Members Only Area

 

April/May

Drafting Insurance Clauses in Construction Contracts

Donald Gardner, Marsh

A review of insurance considerations and implications for the drafting of insurance clauses for construction contracts, focusing on the NZS3910 suite (incl. 3916 & 3917).  The presentation will review how insurance responsibilities affect the parties’ risks and the potential cost of a project, and review the extent of cover available as this relates to the contract clauses.

Presentation, Paper and CPD Attendance registers in Members Only Area

March

NZS3910 – it ain’t broke, so don’t fix it? 

Peter Degerholm & Paul O'Brien 

Peter Degerholm put the proposition that NZS3910 (and related) conditions of contract need to be regularly reviewed and updated, and that we need to start now. Paul O’Brien as co-presenter provided a well-informed contractor perspective.

The session covered some questions that the construction industry should be asking:

  • What works well in 3910?
  • What are the opportunities for improvement?
  • What are its shortcomings?
  • Who should decide what to keep, what to change?
  • What is the process?
  • If not 3910, then what?

Presentation, video of Auckland session and CPD Attendance registers in Members Only Area

2018 Events

November

 

The role of expert witnesses and common tensions that arise between experts and lawyers

Janine Stewart, Stephen Price and James White

an interactive session on the role of the expert witness in construction disputes, and debate the common tensions that typically arise in the expert / lawyer relationship.

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Presentation, Chicago Paper and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

The intersection of the construction industry and technology

Jack Gordge

the construction industry has so far escaped the widespread digital disruption that has had such a significant impact on other industries. At the same time, construction projects continue to face unique efficiency problems with considerable capacity for the digitisation and automation of services delivery.

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law and Gallaway Cook Allan, Dunedin

 

Understanding construction procurement in NZ

A construction industry panel discussion

Chair: David Kelly, CE Registered Master Builders Association

This panel discussion was facilitated by SCL to discuss concerns regarding construction procurement in New Zealand. This has been raised by the Master Builders Association who are seeking feedback from SCL Members about provisions and practices included in some construction contracts.

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law and Registered Master Builders Association

Auckland  video and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

October

NEC4

What has changed from the NEC3 contract suite?

Fiona Bennett

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Audio, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

August

Presentation by Society of Construction Law 2018 Essay Prize Winners

Zane Fookes

The Inclusion of a Methodology in Construction Contracts: A Question of Control and Liability

Jack Gordge 

Programmable Construction: Disrupting the Construction Industry with Blockchain Technology

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

essays, presentations and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

July

SCL AGM and Annual Dinner

Associate Judge Kenneth Johnston QC, special guest speaker

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Cordis, Auckland


June Meeting

Claims to documents - Documents win cases

Polly Pope and Michael Taylor

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

May Meeting

Fire Safety and ACP Cladding – Could Grenfell happen here?

Helen Macfarlane

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

April Meeting

FIDIC amendments

Graeme Christie and Jo-Anne Knight

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area

 

February/March Meeting

The Engineer to the Contract: 

How the role evolved and the part played in dispute resolution

Stuart Robertson

Hosted by: Society of Construction Law

Paper, Presentation and CPD Attendance register in Members Only Area