The Construction contracts Act 2002 is not as well known by the building industry as it could be and consequently the gains it offers to the building industry are not realised. Primarily the CCAct, and Regulations, deals with the making of payments, and also provides a speedy process for the resolution of disputes through the Adjudication procedures. Where appropriate, the CCAct cannot be contracted out of, and it has specific provisions for residential construction contracts.
Keith Huntington is included on the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc (AMINZ) Panel of Adjudicators able to be appointed under the Construction Contracts Act 2002.
Although the Act has been around since 2002 there is still a significant lack of knowledge of the existence, implications and usefulness of the CCAct within the Client, Contractor and Sub-Contractor communities. The primary purpose is to keep the cash flowing by specifying payment processes when the Contract is silent, and then providing a speedy dispute resolution procedure that gives an outcome which can be enforced. The process is very prescriptive so all the steps must be taken in the correct order and the timelines kept to.
TRAPS FOR 'YOUNG PLAYERS': It is important, when considering using the provisions of the CCAct and its Regulations, to ensure that the Act applies to the particular contract between the Parties.
CONTACT DETAILS: Please feel free to contact Keith for his C.V. and summary of experience. tel: 04 499-3015 mble: 021 890 251 e-mail: email@example.com
Keith Huntington - B.Arch, Dip.Urb.Val, Dip Bus.Stud(Disp.Res), FNZIA, FAMINZ(Med), LEADR Registered Architect (RAB# 1372) and NZGBC Homestar™ Practitioner & Assessor (reg# 6868)