Australia: Issues surrouding the Building & Construction Industry Payments Act
Last Updated: 10 February 2014

This course will focus on the fundamental issues surrounding the QLD Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA). Not withstanding the amount in dispute, you will be trained on your obligations in respect to payment claims, payment schedules, adjudication applications and adjudication responses.

These four key components will be fully explored to ensure you have a full understanding of your rights and obligations under the legislative Act.

You will be able to gain knowledge from two leading lawyers who specialise in construction disputes in an interactive and friendly environment.


Stephen Pyman | National Head of Construction and Infrastructure | Holding Redlich Lawyers

Stephen practises in the field of building construction and development law. He has in-depth experience in the construction industry spanning over 25 years. He has extensive experience in pre-contract and tender negotiations, contracts and subcontracts. He also has a depth of experience in construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and adjudication under the Security of Payment Act (NSW) and BCIPA (QLD). He is also author of the three-volume Building Law QLD, published by Thompson Reuters.

Troy Lewis | Partner | Holding Redlich Lawyers

Troy practises in the area of construction litigation, specialising in advising clients on claims involving the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act. Troy has also advised on, and been involved in, applications for judicial review and appeals from adjudication decisions under the Act.

Russell Welsh | Director | ABC DRS

Russell is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has worked in the construction industry in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Australia for more than 30 years. Russell is also the only adjudicator in Australia to be registered in every jurisdiction with Security of Payment legislation.


UQ Business School Downtown
Level 19, Central Plaza One
345 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000


  • Friday 14 March 2014
  • Thursday 24 July 2014
  • Thursday 20 November 2014

Course Outline

8:30am Registration

9:00am Commencement:

  1. General introduction to ABC DRS
  2. Payment claims and payment schedules
  3. Adjudication process
  4. Function of adjudicator
  5. Adjudication determinations and review

5:00pm Close

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.

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