Construction Contracts & Subcontracts

We advise principals, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, project managers and consultants on all aspects of commercial construction contracts. We have extensive experience in preparing the full suite of documents relating to construction projects.

Our expertise includes:

  • Preparation, negotiation and review of construction contracts, including:
    • EPC contracts 
    • Building refurbishments and upgrades
    • Road construction
    • Construction management agreements
    • Major works and major project agreements
    • Equipment and plant supply, installation and commissioing agreements
    • Earthmoving contracts
    • Plant hire agreements
    • Testing and inspection contracts
    • Underground and directional drilling contracts
    • Oil and gas services construction agreements (pipeworks, inspection, upgrade and modification, compressor installation, etc.)
    • Standards Australia, Masters Builders and HIA contracts
  • Builder/subcontractor contract reviews
  • Payment disputes
  • Advising on liquidated damages claims and cancellation fees
  • Construction insolvency advice
  • Procurement strategies
  • Advising on health and safety issues
  • Due diligence advice
  • PPSR advice
  • Advising on construction related insurances

We also advise in relation to construction disputes, including mediation, adjudication and arbitration. To see our experience click here.

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Our notable experience includes:

  • Acting for Coogee Group - Mitsubishi joint venture for construction and operation of $100m+  Port Bonython diesel fuel terminal, including FEED study, build, terminal services, terminal lease and shareholders agreements
  • Preparing numerous construction contracts for Craig Mostyn Group, including construction contracts for:
    • multiple abalone farm extensions in several locations across Australia, including at Australia's largest abalone farm
    • multistage expansion of Western Australia’s largest pig abattoir, including new buildings and plant upgrades
    • multistage construction of large commercial piggeries at Mogumber (six large buildings)
    • multistage expansion of Western Australia’s largest meat and poultry waste rendering facility, including plant upgrades, new water treatment plant and new rendering line
    • refit of the Group’s head office in Fremantle
  • Preparing construction contract documents for Tier 1 international data centre operator for multi site upgrade program across Australia
  • Advising Scott Park Group for many years in relation to corporate and construction matters
  • Advising subcontractors supplying equipment and services to major resources projects including Inpex Icthys, Rio Tinto (various Pilbara), FMG Cloud Break, BHP Newman, and Main Roads WA projects (various in Western Australia)
  • Preparing contracts for construction of a grain ship loader and heavy duty hopper, including dealing with cross border payment and security issues
  • Preparing construction contracts for WA based premium home builder
  • Preparing joint venture agreement for construction joint venture
  • Preparing shareholders agreement for home building company
  • Prepare construct and leaseback agreement for major plant hire company
  • Advised CCM Group in relation to various construction related matters
  • Advised Diab Engineering in relation to various construction related matters
  • Prepared granny flat agreement for various clients

Williams + Hughes has significant experience advising in relation to construction related disputes, payment claims and debt recovery. Click here for more details

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