• Another busy day at ARBS.
    Another busy day at ARBS.

On the final day of the seminar program ARBS will present a broad mix of sessions covering topics as diverse as subcontractor protections and updates to the earthquake design standard.

Clayton Utz partner, Jo Teagle, will address various legal subcontractor protections, including security of payment/payment protections, and work/occupational health and safety tips and traps.

‘Security of payment’ is a term used to describe the entitlement of Contractors, sub-contractors, consultants or suppliers in the contractual chain to receive progress payments due to them under construction contracts when undertaking construction work.

Security of payment laws are primarily aimed at facilitating timely payment by Principals and Head Contractors down the contractual chain by operating on a ‘pay now, argue later’ approach.

Participants will also learn about unfair contract terms (UCT) under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

Teagle is a partner in the Major Projects and Construction Group in the Melbourne office at Clayton Utz.

She has over 20 years of experience providing specialist legal advice to asset owners on facilities management, services contracting, and work health and safety.

Teagle is a board member of the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA).

She has presented extensively on regulation and compliance, performance management, and maintenance management topics and holds qualifications in law and business administration.

Earthquake design

This is a standard update session to help with earthquake design.

It will be presented by Jordan Bartlett, facility resilience consultant at Proactive Design.

Bartlett was first introduced to the seismic design of non-structural elements in 2014 through a chance encounter with the Royal Adelaide Hospital project.

Nine years on, he's a member of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society technical committee, the AWCI technical committee, and a member of Standards Australia committee BD 006-11 (responsible for the content of AS 1170.4).