Serving our plant and not just our clients

What if engineers started delivering projects to serve our planet instead of just our clients? Martin Smith, mechanical and national green building design leader at Aurecon, argues that an engineer’s job is not merely to meet the client’s brief, but to transform communities into something better than what they were before.

Contractors can’t stop working if not paid

Contrary to what many contractors assume, there is no provision in most building contracts that would legally permit the contractor to suspend work if the employer fails to pay by the due date, nor are there contractual rights to remove materials and goods from site, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Building Contracts Committee (JBCC).

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