GLOSSARY TERM  
  Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIPA)  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  The BCIPA commenced on 1 October 2005 and applies to all contracts caught by the BCIPA and entered into after this date. In broad terms, the Act applies to:

(a) building contracts - contracts for 'building work' as defined in the QBSA Act; and

(b) construction contracts - contracts for 'construction work' and 'related goods and services' as defined in the Act.

The Act implies terms into construction contracts and provides for adjudication of payment disputes under construction contracts.