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The Shergold Weir Report & The National Construction Code

The Shergold Weir Report & The National Construction Code

The Shergold Weir Report... Building Confidence or False Hope? The report ‘Building Confidence’ by Peter Shergold and Bronwyn Weir, addresses a number of major flaws to the National Construction Code (NCC) in regards to design, certification and the handover...

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5 Tips to Improve the Building of New Schools

5 Tips to Improve the Building of New Schools

The Building of New Schools is an Increasingly Complex Process. High rise school buildings, greater use of technology, and more regulation is driving a need to ensure the right information is provided at the right time. While some in the industry think a USB loaded...

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DLP – Managing the Forgotten Project Stage

DLP – Managing the Forgotten Project Stage

The post-handover of construction projects is often called the warranty or defects liability period (DLP). The defects liability period or post practical completion stage is too often the forgotten stage of the work.  The focus is on contract completion, handover, and...

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5 Things to Ask Before Choosing A Document Management System

5 Things to Ask Before Choosing A Document Management System

Document Management systems have become a normal part of delivering a construction project.  As a result, it’s important to assess which one will best suit your needs. There are a number of document management, or more accurately file management systems available on...

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5 Tips for Zero Construction Defects

5 Tips for Zero Construction Defects

Construction defect management during the defects and liability period. Construction defect management, snags, and punch lists are a growing area of concern for construction project managers. With thousands of records to manage, effective cloud-based systems and apps...

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Managing Risks of Operations and Maintenance Manuals

Managing Risks of Operations and Maintenance Manuals

A recent conversation with a Senior Project Manager for a major new project highlighted the lack of understanding about the importance of managing risks of Operations and Maintenance Manuals when handing over a new project.Myths of Operations and Maintenance...

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