Sometimes Assuming Doesn’t Make You An Ass

In the world of construction contracts, you need to get friendly with making assumptions…
Sometimes Assuming Doesn’t Make You An Ass

What is it about standard contracts that are causing all of the fuss? Today’s video is STOP using these Construction Contracts. You can click to ​watch it here ​or continue with this quick read.

So what’s a standard contract?​ ​

Across the globe you have:

  • AIA (American Institute of Architects)
  • EJCDC (Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee)
  • FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers)
  • JCT
  • Standards Australia
  • Master Builders Australia
  • And a whole lot more…

All of these organisations/institutions have a standard contract. ​

What do these standard contracts have in common?

  • They’re all put together by a specific body.
  • How they’re put together favours that particular body.
  • Generally, standard contracts are very fair.

So what’s the problem?

When it comes to talking to our clients we’ve found that a lot of them have been presented with standard contracts that aren’t actually standard.

They’ve been amended.


This year alone we’ve done over 3000 contract reviews and we’ve yet to come across a standard contract that is actually STANDARD.​ ​

There’s usually fine print on about page one or two that says something like:

NOTE: This contract has been amended and includes indirect costs or consequential damages.

People amend standard contracts to make them more palatable.

Don’t be fooled by this. ​


You want to sign the least risky contract you can.

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