means the dispute resolution process set out in the Construction Contracts Act 2002.
means an individual who is appointed in accordance with the Construction Contracts Act 2002 to determine a Dispute that has been referred to Adjudication.
means the application form which is set out on the Website to Register as a Member of the Scheme in relation to the Construction Contract specified therein and which includes the designated email address, preferred payment method and bank accounts for payment for each relevant Member.
means Buildsafe Security of Payment Trustee Company Limited (company number 2229987) whose registered office is at Ground Floor, 9 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland 0622.
BuildSafe Trust Account
means the bank account in the name of BuildSafe where the Security Amount paid by a Principal is held in escrow until it is released in accordance with clause 5.1(h).
means the time following the expiry of the Defects Liability Period when the Contract Works and any Minor Outstanding Works and any defects identified by the Owner/Principal before the end of the Defects Liability Period have been completed and rectified by the Contractor. Cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly.
means a commercial or residential construction contract and includes any variation to the construction contract.
means the total amount payable under the relevant Construction Contract for carrying out the Contract Works as may be adjusted, varied or updated by the Parties from time to time in accordance with the terms of the Construction Contract.
means the person who is authorised and employed by the Owner/Principal to undertake the relevant Contract Works.
means the Construction Works, and any ancillary works and services, to be undertaken by the Contractor under a Construction Contract.
Defects Liability Period
means the period of 20 Working Days after the date of Practical Completion when the Contractor is responsible for completing the Minor Outstanding Works and rectifying defects arising from defective workmanship or materials notified by the Owner/Principal during that period.
means the upfront registration and administration fee as such fees are set out on the Website at the time of Application by a Party and any fees and expenses incurred in relation to any Adjudication.
Notice and Certificate of Completion
means the notice to be completed by the Contractor at such time as the Contractor considers the Contract Works, any Minor Outstanding Works and any defects notified in a Notice of Defects to be complete. The Owner/Principal must then sign the certificate at the bottom of this form by which the Owner/Principal certifies that the Contract Works are complete in all respects following the expiry of the Defects Liability Period and agrees to the release by BuildSafe of the final 10% of the Security Amount.
Notice and Certificate of Practical Completion
means the notice to be completed by the Contractor at such time as the Contractor considers the Contract Works to be Practically Complete. The Owner/Principal must then sign the certificate in at the bottom of this form by which the Owner/Principal certifies acceptance and possession of the Contract Works save for Minor Outstanding Works, sets out any such Minor Outstanding Works and agrees to the release by BuildSafe of 90% of the Security Amount.
Notice of Acceptance
means, depending on the context, one or more of:
(a) the notice issued by BuildSafe confirming the Registration of an Owner/Principal and fixing the due date for payment by the Owner/Principal of the relevant Fees and the Security Amount into the BuildSafe Trust Account in relation to the relevant Construction Contract;
(b) the notice issued by BuildSafe confirming the Registration of a Contractor and fixing the due date for payment by the Contractor of the relevant Fees in relation to the relevant Construction Contract; and
(c) the notice issued by BuildSafe
confirming the Registration of a Subcontractor and fixing the due date for payment by the Subcontractor of the relevant Fees in relation to the relevant Construction Contract.
Notice of Defects
means the notice to be completed and sent to the Contractor by the Owner/Principal prior to the expiry of the Defects Liability Period specifying the defects in workmanship and/or materials that have become apparent and that require rectification by the Contractor.
Notice of Dispute
means the notice to be completed by any Party giving Notice to any other Party of a Dispute which must be resolved by the Parties within 2 Working Days of receipt of the notice or the Party giving notice will refer the Dispute to Adjudication.
Notice of Incomplete Work
means the notice to be completed by the Owner/Principal following receipt of the Notice and Certificate of Practical Completion or the Notice and Certificate of Completion if the Owner/Principal does not accept that the Contract Works have reached Practical Completion or Completion.
Notice of Initiation
means the notice issued by BuildSafe to confirm that the Security Amount has been paid and that the Scheme in relation to the subject building project is effective and unconditional and and that the Contractor may therefore start work on the project.
Notice of Request for Adjudication
means the notice to be completed by a Claimant requesting BuildSafe to secure the appointment of an Adjudicator.
means the time when the Contract Works are complete save for Minor Outstanding Works.
means the person who authorises and employs the Contractor to undertake the relevant Contract Works.
means a payment for Construction Work carried out under a Construction Contract that is in the nature of an installment of the Contract Price and includes any final payment under that Construction Contract.
means an Owner/Principal, Contractor or Subcontractor who has applied to and has been accepted by BuildSafe
use the BuildSafe service.
means the amount that is payable by the owner/Principal into the BuildSafe Trust Account to initiate the Scheme. The Security Amount may be the BuildSafe recommended amount (found on the fees
page of the website) or any other amount as agreed between the parties. It may be a proportion of or the full contract price.
means any person who contracts with the Contractor to carry out any part of the relevant Contract Works on behalf of the Contractor.