Adjudication and the ICE

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This course will introduce you to the role of adjudication and its relationship with construction contracts such as the NEC. Case studies and discussion will provide over 67% of the course content. Numbers will be limited to 12 to ensure opportunity for discussion and exchange of views and experiences.

The learning will be achieved primarily by discussion and drawing in of practical experience within the group. The first case study centres upon individual experiences of disagreements / disputes within the delegates.

The learning will continue by referring to key judgments since statutory adjudication was introduced in 1996 with the aim being to help delegates identify good sources of information. The course material will comprise short notes and extracts from key judgments.

A key message towards the end of the course will be about the importance/value of understanding the boundaries of one’s own knowledge and experience. This is NOT a one day course to become an Adjudicator but rather an introduction to understand how a dispute may be solved via the Adjudication process if it cannot be resolved within the project team. An understanding of this process has significant value as it is more often than not very much misunderstood.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or iPad to be able to undertake internet searches of key legal information available via the web during case studies.

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Training courses on set dates, in ICE Training venues across the country. Suitable for those looking to attend a training course and share knowledge and practical experiences with like-minded others in an interactive learning environment.


Bespoke training programmes. These are delivered by our tutors at a time, in a location and based on a curriculum completely tailored to your needs. Ideal for organisations that have several employees wishing to take training in the same subject area, and/or have organisation-specific ideas for learning and development.

Programme Overview

This is an Entry level course and will cover the following topics:

  • What is adjudication?
  • Why was it introduced?
  • What is the process of finding an adjudicator?
  • What are the skills/qualifications needed to become an adjudicator?
  • Who are the adjudicator nominating bodies (anb’s)?
  • The role of the ICE in appointing adjudicators
  • Statutory adjudication
  • Contracts and adjudication
  • The adjudication process and the decision
  • Appealing the decision of an adjudicator
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)  including Mediation
  • Summary and career path

Richard Bayfield
BSc (Hons) MSC CEng CEnv FICE FCIArb

Richard is a chartered Engineer with a master’s degree in construction law. He is currently working at board level with several high profile clients helping to deliver major capital projects and development programmes.  He also sits as an Adjudicator and was a member of the panels for the London Olympics and Heathrow Terminal 5. In 2006 he was appointed to the UK construction minister’s sounding board of 6 “industry figures” who advised on proposed changes to construction industry legislation. He is a former Chairman and now Honorary Member of the Society of Construction Law.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course delegates should be able to:
  • Understand which subjects may become sources of disputes within construction projects.
  • Understand how a dispute may be solved via the Adjudication process if it cannot be resolved within the project team.
  • Understand the statutory right to adjudicate
  • Understand the key features of the adjudication process
  • Understand why it was introduced
  • Understand the process of finding an adjudicator via the adjudicator nominating bodies (ANB’s)
  • Understand the role of the ICE in appointing adjudicators
  • Understand how to become an adjudicator on the ICE panel
  • Understand the role of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including Mediation
Who Should Attend?
This training course is suitable for:
  • Experienced Engineers, Surveyors, Architects, Builders and other construction professionals whose roles includes fee preparation, tender preparation, procurement, contract administration, project management and any other commercial aspects of the construction process.
  • Potential or actual users of adjudication services from small to large organisations
  • Those who are interested in adjudication as a possible career choice, including experienced engineers and NEC PMA holders
  • Those who are undertaking or who have completed studies in ICE Law and Contracts

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