Building Disputes Tribunal publishes a series of briefings designed to inform and update you on matters relating to construction related disputes and the dispute resolution processes BDT offers. Links to these briefings are below.
Adjudication - A Brief Introduction
What is adjudication and can you use it? This briefing sets out a brief summary of the adjudication process, who can use adjudication, and how you can apply for the appointment of an adjudicator. The briefing also sets out some further information regarding the Building Disputes Tribunal and why you should use it.
Adjudication Process Summary
How does the process work? This briefing sets out the adjudication process in step by step fashion, from initiation through to enforcement.
Adjudication Time Periods Summary
How long will adjudication take? This briefing sets out an outline of the time periods for adjudication in working days.
The Payment Regime
How do I get paid or respond to a payment claim? This briefing sets out the payment regime under the Construction Contracts Act, including the requirements for payment claims, payment schedules, and the consequences for not complying with the payment regime under the Act.
Progress Payment Provisions (flowchart)
How do progress payments work? This briefing sets out the progress payment provisions under the Construction Contracts Act as a flow chart.
Construction Contracts - what are they and how is it changing?
What is a construction contract? This briefing explains what that means in terms of the Construction Contracts Act and provides further information as to how the 2015 amendments to the Act are changing that definition.
The Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 - what is changing and when?
The Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 results in significant changes for the construction sector. Read this briefing to see what is changing and when.
Enforcement of Adjudication Determinations
How can I enforce an adjudication determination in my favour? In circumstances where a party simply refuses to make payment despite a determination requiring them to do so, the successful party may need to resort to the courts to compel payment. This briefing sets out the enforcement options open to you.
Enforcement Process pre-1 December 2015 Amendments (flowchart)
This flowchart sets out the enforcement steps available to you if the determination relates to a dispute under a construction contract entered into before 1 December 2015.
Enforcement Process from 1 December 2015 (flowchart)
This flowchart sets out the enforcement steps available to you if the determination relates to a dispute under a construction contract entered into or renewed on or after 1 December 2015.
Avoiding Building Contract Disasters
This briefing provides some hints to avoid building contract disasters