Launch of the 2018 Australian Building Industry Contracts

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

On the 10 year anniversary of the first edition of the Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC), the joint authors Australian Institute of Architects and Master Builders’ Association have revised the contracts and are launching improved editions of Major Works, Simple Works (commercial and domestic) and Basic Works (commercial). This seminar will examine the new contract provisions and mechanisms in detail, how to administer these, as well as looking at the supporting guidance materials and templates available to users of the new contracts.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery

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Dean Katsavos: Director of Legal Advisory and Governance

Dean has authored the ABIC and Institute contracts, their supporting documents and related practices resources on Acumen. Dean has a legal background in property, planning, construction and insurance claims.

Dean is legal counsel at the Institute and Director of Legal Advisory and Governance.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the new provisions and mechanisms in ABIC MW, SW and BW commercial and domestic contracts.
  • Understand their role and obligations in administering these new mechanisms and related timeframes.
  • Develop an understanding of how current industry practices may affect administration of the ABIC contracts.

    National Competency Standards in Architecture

    Project Delivery


    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

    Pricing is inclusive of GST.

    Published on: 14/03/2017

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