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CCA handbook

Making the Construction Contracts Act work

Peter Degerholm


Out of print


The Construction Contracts Act assures cash flow in the construction industry, and affects all owners (residential and commercial), developers, builders, sub-contractors, and consultants.

Although the Act has been in force for almost 13 years, it is not widely understood or effectively used, as illustrated by the recent collapse of a company reportedly owing sub-contractors and suppliers around $15 million.

The CCA Handbook aims to address that. It explains in plain English how the Act’s provisions achieve cash flow and resolve disputes; it details the impact of the Amendment Act 2015 and includes a copy of the legislation. If you’re in construction, the CCA Handbook should be in your business toolkit.

About the author

Peter Degerholm

Peter Degerholm (MMgmt (Disp Res) Reg QS FNZIQS FAMINZ (Arb, Med) MRICS) is an adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator, with a background in quantity surveying.

His involvement in the CCA started in 1996 when he was a lobbyist for security of payment. He was closely involved in shaping both the principal Act and the Amendment Act, and has practised nationally in construction dispute resolution, dispute prevention and contracts education for over 15 years.