Alliancing in Australia: Commercial Advantage at the Expense of Legal Certainty?

construction alliance
6 April 2016

This article was originally published in the Dutch publication Van het gebaande pad (Off the beaten track).

Turning the traditional concepts of construction contracting on their head, alliancing seeks to harness the synergistic benefits of co-operation and collaboration between the project participants.

Research suggests that alliancing can work, at least in a commercial sense, delivering improved time and cost outcomes. However, it comes with increased risk for the owner of a project in the event that the project encounters unforeseen difficulties or the efficiencies promised by co-operation and collaboration do not materialise.

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Andrew Stephenson

Partner. Melbourne
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