Principles of construction contracts, London

20 - 21 September, 2017

Venue address:

One Great George Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

About this event

This training course has been mapped to:

  • UK-SPEC Competence E.5: Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner
  • ICE Key Attribute 5A: Ability to prepare and control budgets
  • ICE Key Attribute 5C: A high level of commercial and contractual understanding and an ability to use it within own area of responsibility

It has three key themes that deliver the knowledge and ability for effective understanding and practical application of construction contracts:

  • The law – General and contract
  • The contracts – including NEC, ICC, ACE, JCT and FIDIC
  • The reality – What happens in practice

The course is available in two formats: two day classroom or a 90 minute eLearning module.

The two day classroom training course focusses on the details of standard forms of contracts and the key components of contract formation. It will also take you through the elements of English Law. You will share your experiences with other delegates and explore examples with the tutor.

The eLearning is delivered through 8 succinct modules, taking a total of 90 minutes to complete. It will provide you with a broad overview of the concepts of construction contracts and the law. The programme finishes with a multiple choice test.

This insightful training course offers delegates the following unique combination of benefits:

  • Delivered in clear, easy to understand language avoiding unnecessary legal jargon
  • Applicability in an international context
  • Completion of the programme may contribute to your IPD/CPD requirements

Learning objectives:

The two day classroom course will show you:

  • How to undertake effective administration of construction contracts, whether working for client, contractor or consultant
  • The key components of construction contracts and what constitutes good contract administration
  • The tender process and its implementation
  • Consultancy appointments
  • Dispute avoidance and the dispute resolution process
  • Insurance, liabilities and warranties in the construction industry
  • The English legal system and the principles of contract law

The eLearning module will deliver information on:

  • The key components of construction contracts and what constitutes good contract administration
  • An overview of the tender process and its implementation
  • The best way to avoid disputes and the steps in the dispute resolution process
  • Definitions of Insurance, liabilities and warranties in the construction industry
  • An outline of the English legal system and the principles of contract law
  • Why you should have a contract strategy
  • What is a portfolio analysis
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