Cost-Plus Contracts

1 July 2024

Join the ACA NSW/ACT and Special Counsel Christopher Larcos on Wednesday 17 July to learn more about the ABIC and MBA Cost-Plus Contracts in construction. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed.


In this informative session, Christopher Larcos will cover the ABIC (Australian Business Industry Contracts) and MBA (Master Builders Association) Cost-Plus Contracts.

Chris will discuss the key differences, options for the ‘plus’ component, how to deal with variations and valuing payment claims. He will also cover the benefits of cost-plus contracts in comparison to lump-sum contracts, and how to manage costs and risks in the cost-plus scenario.


Christopher Larcos is the Special Counsel for Moray & Agnew Lawyers. He advises contractors, developers, architects and other professionals on various tendering, contracts, security of payment, home warranty, contract administration and claims management issues.

He prepares bespoke contracts and amended forms of Australian Standard contracts, and has extensive PPP, D&C, EPC and EPCM experience. Christopher is registered as both an architect and a solicitor, with over 15 years’ experience as a front-end projects lawyer and over 20 years’ experience as an architect.


Online via Zoom
(The webinar will be recorded, attendees will be able to access webinar recording for later viewing)

1–2pm Wednesday AEST, 17 July 2024


Members $25 incl GST
Non-members $35 incl GST

Please book below. If this link doesn’t work on your device, head to the booking link.

RSVP by Monday, 15 July 2024


Participation in this event will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes:

  • The best conditions/circumstances to use a cost-plus contract
  • How to set up and administer such a contract
  • How to stay on top of cost
  • What amendments that might be desirable to provide the best outcome

AACA Competencies:

PC51 and PC52 – Design Delivery and Construction Phase Services
The webinar will include time for Q&A with our speaker. A link will be provided to upload CPD answers and for issue of a CPD certificate of completion.


For any questions, please contact Marie Frost