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April 2022

Cost escalation/fluctuation clauses

hosted by SCL(NZ) and NZIQS

Marcus Hogan NZIA Professional Practice Director
Lawrie Saegers Managing Director, Rawlinsons

Recording, PPT & CPD Attendance in Members Only Area

March 2022

Achieving Better Value through Tender Processes

hosted by SCL(NZ)

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)

Recording, ppt, Aurecon's report & guidance notes, CPD Attendance in Members Only Area

Broader Outcomes Guidance  These modules provide practical guidance to help government buyers consistently apply broader outcomes into their tender documents.

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 approx 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.

2022 Essay Prize Competition

Society of Construction Law Essay Prize Competition 2022

Entry now Closed

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

Winners will be announced at the SCL 2022 AGM 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.
 

 

Dates to Watch

8 December 2021 - Entry Forms received with proposed topics

15 December 2021 - Essay topics approved

14 April 2022 - Essays to be received

July 2022 - Prize winners announced at SCL AGM or Annual Dinner


2021 First Prize: Lydia Sharpe

UNPRECEDENTED! NZS3910, Risk Allocation and Covid-19


2021 Second Prize: Oscar Ji

Force majeure and the doctrine of frustration in the COVID-19 world: drafting suitable force majeure provisions


2021 Recommended for Publication:

Sonia Ginders BUILDABILITY – DESIGN BY STEALTH? Buildability, pre-construction services, and the blurred line with design

Victoria Bortsova Centrality of Price in New Zealand Procurement: Time for Change

 

Past essay winners published in Members Only Area

Upcoming SCL(NZ) meetings

19 May 2022

Amending NZS 3910:2013
Should we re-write the role of the Engineer?
Can we do better in allocating risk?
How do we procure in an uncertain world?

5:30pm for 6:00pm to 7:30pm (in person & zoom)

Natasha Possenniskie
Peter Degerholm
Helen Macfarlane
Moderator - Naseem Ameer Ali

Auckland venue tbc

Hamilton in person hub

Wellington in person hub

Christchurch in person hub

Dunedin in person hub

Zoom

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overseas SCL Events

SCL (NORTH AMERICA)

Inaugural Annual Conference

Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows: Lessons Learned in Managing Construction Disputes

6-8 July 2022
Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado

Visit Conference website for all information and online registration

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Now in Members Only Area

April

Cost escalation/fluctuation clauses

27 April via zoom

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

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 2021 Essay Prize Winners


First Prize - Lydia Sharpe

UNPRECEDENTED! NZS3910, Risk Allocation and Covid-19


Second Prize - Oscar Ji

Force majeure and the doctrine of frustration in the COVID-19 world: drafting suitable force majeure provisions.


Recommended for Publication: (no order)

Sonia Ginders

BUILDABILITY – DESIGN BY STEALTH? - Buildability, pre-construction services, and the blurred line with design


Victoria Bortsova

Centrality of Price in New Zealand Procurement: Time for Change

Essays published in Members Only Area



New SCL(Intl) papers 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


SCL congratulates our 2021 Essay Prize Winners

Our 2021 Essay Prize Winners were announced at the July AGM. Our first and second prize winners Lydia Sharpe and Oscar Ji will present their essays in August. See our Meetings page for registration information

Sonia Ginders presented with her essay prize certificate

Sonia Ginders (left) with Stuart Robertson (SCL President) (14uly2021)

New Members Welcome

The Society welcomes new members

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


2021/22 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

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