If you have any queries regarding CDI’s publications, do not hesitate to contact us.

CDI Lawyers and our principals are authors of multiple publications containing commentary and guidance on the legal developments impacting upon the construction, development and infrastructure industries.

Annotated Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld).

The CDI Lawyers annotated service for the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (the Act) is the definitive source for judicial commentary and interpretation of the Act.  The service provides a yearly subscription to an annotated version of the Act, and succinct summaries of decisions which directly relate to the interpretation of the Act. The service is a necessity for anyone who is involved in adjudications or disputes under the Act.

The service is drafted by CDI Lawyers and is styled to make the legislation easy to understand in a single reading. The key benefits of the service include:

1. a master version of the annotated Act (over 280 pages in length as of 1 July 2016);

2. monthly updates, highlighting any new decisions or amendments to the service;


3. urgent updates summarising any major Australian superior court cases involving the Act (which are provided within 3 business days of the decision being handed down; and

4. hyperlinks to any decisions referred to in the service.

The service is an essential tool for adjudicators, consultants, developers, contractors and all others involved in the building industry in Queensland.

Cost: $500 (ex GST) per person or organisation per year.

For subscription enquiries, please contact us on +61 07 3367 7100 or by email to

The Queensland Building Service.

The Queensland Building Service, published by Thomson Reuters and authored by Stephen Pyman of CDI Lawyers, and Colin Macleman, is an essential guide for all participants in the construction industry in Queensland, including builders, developers, architects, engineers and lawyers.

Available in Looseleaf format and online, the Queensland Building Service provides comprehensive annotations and commentary on key legislation impacting upon the Queensland building industry, including:

  • Building Code of Australia (annotated)
  • Queensland Development Code (annotated)
  • Building Act 1975 (Qld) (annotated)
  • Building Regulation 2006 (Qld)
  • Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (Qld)
  • Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (annotated)
  • Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 (annotated)
  • Commercial and Consumer Tribunal Act 2003 (Qld) (annotated)
  • Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 (Qld) (annotated)
  • Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974 (Qld) in full text (annotated)
  • Regulations under all Acts in full
  • Key Explanatory Notes and Second Reading Speeches for selected Acts.

More information is available from Thomson Reuters.

Annotated Subcontractors’ Charges Act.


The Annotated Subcontractors’ Charges Act (SCA), authored by Stephen Pyman of CDI Lawyers, is an essential guide for builders, developers, architects, engineers and legal practitioners involved in the construction industry in Queensland. Originally introduced in 1974, the SCA continues to provide a powerful avenue for subcontractors to enhance security of payment.

The SCA has been described as legislation that confers special rights and privileges on subcontractors. As such, enforcement of the SCA requires strict compliance with its terms. The looseleaf service details all of the essential caselaw and commentary required to enforce or defend a charge.


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