It was our common goal as well as our joint drive for industry excellence that brought Guardian Property & Construction (GPC) and Construction Claims Consultants together to create Contract & Commercial Resources (CCR).
The merging of these two industry specialists into one concentrated commercial practice marked a fresh approach to construction projects across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Together as CCR, we now deliver a full suite of consultancy and resourcing solutions to serve as the backbone of any construction and engineering work.
CCR provides a comprehensive range of construction and engineering services managed by our highly qualified teams of engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, commercial managers and legal advisors.
We are more than able to successfully manage and deliver on both domestic and international projects utilising our expertise in, contract and commercial advice, procurement, estimating, planning and scheduling, claims preparation, construction management, dispute resolution, and more. Our core priority is to effectively transform traditional engineering and construction projects into commercially successful, sustainable business infrastructure which directly benefit both our clients and partners. Our expertise and unparalleled track record in both visionary project consultancy and advanced resourcing management has established our reputation in the field.
Our Management Team
JEFF CHEEMA | Construction Expert |Senior Claims Consultant
Anthony is experienced in traditional contracting, management contracting, design and build, lump sum, Public Private Partnership, Alliance type contracts relating to civil engineering, building, electrical / mechanical & systems related works. Anthony has a thorough knowledge of the construction industry, having been employed by government bodies, private practice consultants and main contractors within Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.
Anthony has over 30 years of experience in the Construction or related industries and these areas of expertise have gradually extended from the traditional pre and post contract administrative duties expected of a Quantity Surveyor, to the more contentious aspects of adjudication and arbitration and the provision of appraisals of commercial positions.
Over the last 15 years Anthony has spent most of his time preparing construction claims and progressing these for resolution in different legal forums. Currently Anthony is involved with claims that total in excess of $1BN AUD.
Prior to undertaking a degree in the Cost Management of Building Engineering Services, Chris served an electrical trade apprenticeship and has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. From the project management of $650 million works for a public department to Expert Witness reports on quantum and valuation of disputed claims for engineering works, Chris brings a wide area of expertise.
Chris is experienced in alternative dispute resolution and has successfully run arbitrations, mediations and prepared over 100 adjudication applications in most states of Australia and New Zealand.
Kailash has track record of both delivering infrastructure construction projects in excess of A$250 million and managing business operation unit of $100+ million revenue per annum. He is a practiced senior construction leader with extensive experience in developing commercial strategies and project delivery models for complex infrastructure and development projects.
Kailash is practical, hands-on and people-oriented leader with a sound understanding of the legal and financial management within infrastructure construction space. Kailash has provided effective project management, dispute avoidance and commercial advises to the project and senior management teams.
Kailash is experienced management consultant with unique blend of engineering, legal and project management qualifications having worked predominantly in infrastructure construction.
Complimenting his technical, commercial and management skills is his outstanding stakeholder management and he has resolved various project commercial disputes.
Wayne has held various director level positions with top tier commercial consultants and managed a large portfolio of construction, engineering and infrastructure clients.
For the last 10 years, Wayne have been specialising in dealing with large and complex construction claims for delay and disruption costs and variation assessment. This specialist work has extended to active involvement in dispute resolution process either acting as adjudicator, advocate or independent expert.
What our clients say
Cash flow is the life blood of any construction company. CCR understand the need to resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively and regularly assist construction companies with Security of Payment applications in all states of Australia and New Zealand. Our experience in the various forms of the legislation is extensive with claim values ranging from ten thousand to one hundred and fifty million. Since the inception of the company in 2008 we, on average, adjudicate circa $12,000,000 pa and successfully guide our clients to a binding agreement that avoids expensive and time consuming Court proceedings.
Delays in complex construction projects are inevitable. A substantial proportion of CCR’s work entails supporting our clients with the factual matrix to mitigate the risk of delay damages, and at the same time identifying the true cost of a delay event to secure compensation. We implement management processes that allows us to focus on the cost relative to the event and avoid the common assertion of global claims.
CCR has become increasingly involved in the preparation of Professional Indemnity type claims against designers. The design issues are normally driven by poor design consultant performance, stemming from either; (1) designs being provided later than planned; and also (2) provided in a deficient manner whereby they should properly be considered as not fit for purpose. In the current climate, CCR is seeing more of these types of claims being brought to the fore. As a result, we have developed a specific template to effectively deal with them. CCR’s depth of experience and expertise in this field puts us in a strong position to deliver a successful outcome for Professional Indemnity claims of this nature.
Environment & consenting type issues can cause significant delays to a project’s timeline. A situation of this nature was recently encountered in a large civil infrastructure project where the impacts of these issues were not as clear cut as traditional delay & disruption type activities. Not only did CCR discover the contractual hook to provide entitlement for the Contractor, but we also delivered upon simple techniques to enable the parties to visualise the impacts of these upfront client driven issues, paving the way to the commercial success for the Contractor.