2022 Essay Prize Competition

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Society of Construction Law Essay Prize Competition 2022

 

First Prize: $3,000 Second Prize $1,500

Winners were announced at the SCL AGM 14 July 2022

The SCL New Zealand’s essay prize is modelled on essay prizes offered by other Societies of Construction Law, such as the Hudson Prize offered by the UK Society.
The competition is designed to encourage an interest in construction law amongst undergraduate or recently graduated students and is open to those who have graduated within the last 5 years.

Eligibility

Entry is available to persons who have an interest in construction law and as at 31 October 2021 were New Zealand residents and:

 were undergraduate students at a tertiary institution in New Zealand, or
 had graduated from any tertiary institution with their first degree or diploma within the previous five years.

Essays have to be a maximum of 5000 words with an emphasis placed on contribution to the study or practice of construction law or to the application of construction law in the industry.
 

 

SCL proud to announce 2022 winners

2022 First Prize: Chante Fourie

I See a Red Door and I Want it Painted Black 


2022 Second Prize: George Sabonadière 

The Missing Piece?  The case for mandating Dispute Resolution Boards for major public infrastructure projects in New Zealand


Chante and George present their essays in August see flyer

2022 Recommended for Publication: (in no particular order)

Oscar Ji Delay liquidated damages post-termination: orthodoxy as the blueprint for New Zealand? 

Jaime Laing The Future Of Force Majeure:  When Climate-Related Disasters No Longer Count 

Lydia Sharpe reclaiming the future:  The construction industry and New Zealand’s fulfilment of its Obligations under international climate change law

 

Essays  published in Members Only Area

ABOUT THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF CONSTRUCTION LAW

The New Zealand Society of Construction Law was formed in 2005 to promote research and education in the field of construction law and a means by which people from throughout the industry could come together to discuss issues relating to construction law.

The Society has over 900 members from all sectors of the construction industry, including:
 
  • lawyers
  • architects
  • engineers
  • quantity surveyors
  • contractors
  • project managers
  • insurers
  • academics

BRANCH MEETINGS

The Society meets regularly for presentations by speakers, and these meetings also provide an opportunity for informal networking. Meetings are usually held monthly in:
 
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
We endeavour to also broadcast meetings via Zoom and host a meeting in Hamilton and Dunedin during the year if possible.

There is no cost to members to attend these meetings. 

Copies of presentations, papers and some recorded sessions presented at these meetings are available to members in the 'Members Only' section of the website.

Most recent meetings

July 2022

Dr Matthew Bell, Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School

presented his Hudson Prize winning essay Contract Damages for Defective Construction Work: An Unresolved Puzzle?

Dr Bell's Paper, Presentation and Recordings in Members Only Area

June 2022

Construction caselaw 22 and 28 June

hosted by SCL(NZ)

Surviving sudden death – When is a payment claim arguably invalid?
presented by Sam Holden and Ron Qin
Squeaky clean payment schedules
presented by Glen Holm-Hansen and Alice Eager

The dark side of construction and the law
Presented by Brendan Cash and James France

Recording, PPT & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area

Upcoming SCL(NZ) meetings

August

SCL essay prize winners Chante Fourie and George Sabonadière present their essays

(5:30pm for 6:00pm to 7:30pm)

Download Flyer 

AMINZ Construction Day

AMINZ Construction Day

Celebrating 20 years (almost!) of the Construction Contracts Act

13 September 2022
Dentons Kensington Swan, Auckland
SCL Members at AMINZ member rate $345
Flyer | Register

10th Intl SCL Conf 2023

SCL(Turkey)

10th International Society of Construction Law Conference 2023

Winds of Change

18-20 October 2023

Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey

Flyer

updates will be posted here as received

Now in Members Only Area

July 2022

Dr Matthew Bell, Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School

presented his Hudson Prize winning essay

Contract Damages for Defective Construction Work: An Unresolved Puzzle?

Presentations, Recording & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area

 

June

construction caselaw / construction law development
 

22 June - Auckland &webinar 

Surviving sudden death – When is a payment claim arguably invalid?
presented by Sam Holden and Ron Qin

Squeaky clean payment schedules
presented by Glen Holm-Hansen and Alice Eager

Presentations, Recording & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area

 

28 June - Wellington & webinar

The dark side of construction and the law: 
presented by Brendan Cash and James France

Presentations, Recording & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area

 

 

May

Amending NZS310

19 May 2022 online hosted by Beca and in all centres

Natasha Possenniskie
Peter Degerholm
Helen Macfarlane
Moderator - Naseem Ameer Ali

Presentations, Recording & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area

 

 

April

Cost escalation/fluctuation clauses

27 April via zoom hosted by NZIQS

Marcus Hogan NZIA Professional Practice Director

Lawrie Saegers Managing Director, Rawlinsons

Recording & ppt in Members Only Area

 

 

March

Achieving Better Value through Tender Processes

9 March via Zoom hosted by Aurecon

Blake Lepper (Te Waihanga, New Zealand Infrastructure Commission)
Norm Castles (NZ Lead – Infrastructure Advisory, Aurecon)
Trevor Manners (Associate – Aurecon Infrastructure Advisory)
Victoria Ware (Consultant – Aurecon Infrastructure Advisory)

Presentation recording in Members Only Area

 

9th International Society of Construction Law Conference

4-5 November 2021 virtual

Delegates - recordings on the Conference Portal until 28 Feb 2022

Papers in the Members Only Area

 

 

 

2021 Members Only Area for meetings and presentations

2020 Members Only Area for meetings and presentations

2019 Members Only Area for meetings and presentations

 

Congratulations 2022 Essay Prize Winners

 

First Prize - Chante Fourie

I See a Red Door and I Want it Painted Black

 

Second Prize - George Sabonadière

The Missing Piece?  The case for mandating Dispute Resolution Boards for major public infrastructure projects in New Zealand

 

Recommended for Publication: (no order)

 

Oscar Ji

Delay liquidated damages post-termination: orthodoxy as the blueprint for New Zealand? 

 

Jaime Laing

The Future Of Force Majeure:  When Climate-Related Disasters No Longer Count

 

Lydia Sharpe

reclaiming the future:  The construction industry and New Zealand’s fulfilment of its Obligations under international climate change law

Essays published in Members Only Area

New Members Welcome

The Society welcomes new members

Anyone with a strong interest in construction law is invited to apply for membership.

 

2022/23 subscription rates (GST inclusive):

$143.75  individual or less than 3 in company
$115.00 for 3 or more in same company

Membership Application Form

 

 

New SCL(Intl) papers are continuall added to the SCL International website

SLC(NZ) members can access these papers on the SCL(Intl) website

 

Need help accessing the members area of SLC(Intl)? 

Contact SCL(NZ) Manager Melanie Whittaker

 

WORLDWIDE CONNECTIONS

The New Zealand Society maintains ties with its sister societies in other parts of the world so that members are kept up-to-date about news and upcoming events in the construction industry in those jurisdictions.

New Zealand members have access to papers published on the SCL(International) website.

2019 SCL Fundamentals of Construction Law – the project lifecycle Conference

2019 conference delegates

2017 SCL Wellington Transmission Gully site tour

Transmission Gully site visit 

2015 Christchurch Key Projects in the Christchurch City Rebuild tour

Christchurch Town Hall site visit 

 

2019 conference delegates

2017 SCL Wellington Transmission Gully site tour

Transmission Gully site visit 

SCL 2015 Christchurch city tour participants

The Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct site visit

SCL(NZ) HOSTS A BIENNIAL CONFERENCE


2021: SCL(NZ) is proud to be hosting the 9th International Society of Construction Law 'Building for Change' Conference

3-5 November 2021

Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand

Weta Workshop Unleashed! gala dinner venue

visit the conference website to register for updates and all information


2019: Fundamentals of Construction Law – the project lifecycle - Auckland conference papers

23 July 2019 (preceded by SCL AGM)

Level 5 Lounge, North Stand, Eden Park, Auckland.

This conference covered themed project lifecycle stages of a construction project, from procurement, insurance, performance, to termination and resolving disputes.

2017: Identifying and Managing Obligations, Wellington - Wellington conference papers

15 June 2017: Site Tour - Transmission Gully

16 June 2017:  Conference at Te Papa, Wellington (keynote Richard Wilmot-Smith QC of 39 Essex Chambers, London)

2015 : Best Practice Procurement and Contracting in NZ Construction & Infrastructure - Christchurch conference papers

13 August 2015 : City Tour- Key Projects in the Christchurch City Rebuild (photos above)

14 August 2015 : Conference at The Chateau on the Park (photos below)

2014 : When the Contract Gets Dirty – applying the contract to on-site reality - Auckland conference papers

2012 : Construction Law Core Skills Seminar, Fundamental Topics in Construction Law presented by Leading Industry Practitioners - Auckland conference papers

 

2019 SCL Fundamentals of Construction Law – the project lifecycle Conference - Auckland

2017 Identifying and Managing Obligations - Wellington

2015 Best Practice Procurement and Contracting in NZ Construction & Infrastructure Conference - Christchurch