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Thu 09 May 2019 - 5:00 pm
Event Date
Mon 13 May 2019 - 9:00 am to
Mon 13 May 2019 - 5:00 pm

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Sydney (venue details sent upon registration) Sydney NSW
Members: $997.50 Non Members: $1,050.00
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Understanding Construction Contracts May 2019 Register

An Engineering Education Australia training course:

A construction project of any significance involves contracts. An understanding of how to draft, manage and understand such legal documents can be the difference between a project's success or failure - certainly from your organisation’s perspective.

This one-day workshop will refer to standard form contracts and deal with some common problems that occur during construction projects whilst revealing how best to deal with them.

At the conclusion of the workshop you’ll be able to define various aspects of contract management; identify the process for dealing with breaches of contract and when rights for termination can be exercised, demonstrate confidence when managing disputes, variations and claims in general, as well as recognise how to manage and approve payment claims.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suited to engineering professionals with five or more years of experience.

You might be part of a construction project team, new to managing construction projects or an experienced professional wanting to review and improve the way you manage construction contracts.

This workshop will be particularly useful to engineers, project managers, entry level contract managers, superintendents, procurement officers and site clerks.

Full course outline

This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Our legal environment
  • Elements of binding contracts 
  • Breaches of contract
  • Contract termination
  • Damages and remedies in contract
  • Standard form contracts
  • Dispute management
  • Latent conditions
  • Variations
  • Extensions of time
  • Payments
  • Security of payment legislation
  • Contract management skills and tools

Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

1. Deal with ethical issues

6. Identify, assess and manage risks

7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements

Understand the Chartered (Stage 2) Competency Standards.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.