15 October 2021 12:30pm Zoom
Kevin Frank is the Senior Fire Research Engineer at BRANZ and will be providing an overview and insight into external fire spread and specific issues related to NZ
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SCL New Zealand is proud to be hosting the
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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.
Society of Construction Law New Zealand
28 September - Zoom only session (due to L3 Aklnd and L2 elsewhere lockdown)
Recording and Presentations in Members Only Area
UNPRECEDENTED! NZS3910, Risk Allocation and Covid-19
Force majeure and the doctrine of frustration in the COVID-19 world: drafting suitable force majeure provisions
A highlight on the SCL events calendar, our essay prize winners present topical and relevant cases in engaging presentations
25 August 2021 - Zoom only session (due to L4 lockdown)
David discussed 2S-ECI as a procurement process for employing contractors for construction-only or novated design and build projects.
13 July Auckland
14 July Wellington (preceded by SCL AGM), Hamilton via Zoom
15 July Christchurch
21 July Dunedin
Presentation and pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) as a beta for adaptation and use as mentioned by Dr Finnie
panellists shared with our more recently graduated members about how they have progressed their construction career and etched out a unique and respected career path and have got to where they are today
1 June Auckland
8 June Christchurch
15 June Wellington
Kevin discussed BIM as a legal tool and to what extent it can be relied upon
18 May Christchurch
19 May Wellington
20 May Auckland, Hamilton and via Zoom
Presentation and reference documents mentioned by Kevin in the Members Only Area
Key trends the construction and infrastructure sectors are playing in their critical role in contributing to NZ’s economic recovery and the broader economic and social outcomes sought by New Zealand
12 April Auckland, Zoom & Hamilton
13 April Christchurch
14 April Wellington
3 March 2021 - Zoom (amalgamating 3 Aklnd & 4 Wgtn sessions due to Covid restrictions)
18 March 2021 - Christchurch
The session was designed to be of interest to counsel, parties, expert witnesses and arbitrators and covered:
- Practical steps for parties and arbitrators to improve efficiency.
- Lessons from international construction arbitrations.
- Making the most of remote hearing technology.
Presentation and recording (to come) in the Members Only Area
23 February 2021 (postponed from 25 November) - Christchurch
10 November - Auckland
24 November - Wellington
Presentation and essays in the Members Only Area
10 November 2020 - Zoom webinar
Rethinking residential construction law: a (virtual) journey from London to Auckland (via Melbourne)
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24 September 2020 - Zoom webinar
Presentations and recording in the Members Only Area
August essay prize winners unable to proceed due to Covid-19 L3/2 lockdown
23 June 2020 - Zoom webinar
Presentations in the Members Only Area
21 May 2020 - Zoom webinar
Presentation and CPD Attendance register in the Members Only Area
April John O'Hagan, Otakaro unable to proceed due to Covid-19 L4 lockdown
2 March 2020 - Auckland
3 March 2020 - Christchurch
4 March 2020 – Wellington, Hamilton & Dunedin
Presentation and CPD Attendance registers in the Members Only Area
20 February 2020 - Auckland
CPD Attendance register in the Members Only Area
This meeting was 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. Presentation by Alan Page, Technical Director - Passive, PFITS Consultancy and Jonathan Laird, Project Manager and Director Proform Group .
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
The Development of the Law on a Builder’s Duty of Care
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
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
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
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.
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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
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:
Presentation, video of Auckland session and CPD Attendance registers in Members Only Area