Principles of Construction Contracts

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   London 06/12/2017  2 Days £580.00 +VAT FULL Add to waitlist
   London 27/02/2018  2 Days £580.00 +VAT
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 Principles of Construction ContractsThe online training option, available to you anytime, anywhere. Concise, consolidated training programmes suitable for those with time, location and/or financial constraints who are still wishing to benefit from ICE’s high standard of training for professional development.

Principles of Construction Contracts:
£200.00 +VAT
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Description

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

The commercial management and delivery of projects is driven by the construction contract and this targeted course will improve your ability to deliver your construction projects effectively. It is applicable across the construction sector, whether you work for client, consultant or contractor and across all the main contract forms.

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
     

Duration

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. Please note that the eLearning licence is valid for 6 months only from date of purchase.

 
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

 

 

Formats

Classroom

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.

Online

The online training option, available to you anytime, anywhere. Concise, consolidated training programmes suitable for those with time, location and/or financial constraints who are still wishing to benefit from ICE’s high standard of training for professional development.

In-house

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.

Two day programme

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Day one

Session 1 Contract formation
Session 2 Defined terms
session 3 Communication
Session 4 Risk management
Session 5 Subcontracting
Session 6 Obligations
Session 7 Time and Programme
Session 8 Defects
Session 9 Payment
Session 10 Change control
Session 11 Dispute resolution
Session 12 Damages
Session 13 Liabilities post completion

Day two

Session 1 The nature of construction contracts
Session 2 Outline of the law of obligation
Session 3 The formation of construction contracts
Session 4 Consideration

Tutor

Dr Kieran Dineen 
BEng (Hons) MSc DIC PhD

Kieran is the commercial and technical director of a specialist geotechnical practice providing contracting and consulting services across the construction industry. He spent 10 years of his career at Imperial College undertaking research into ground engineering, which led directly to the setting up of a spin-out company in 2000. He has particular expertise in geotechnical design and construction as well as wider experience across civil engineering infrastructure. He has also acted as an expert witness on a number of ground engineering related problems.
eLearning programme
This eLearning course consolidates the sessions and content from the two day classroom programme and ends with a multiple choice test. It comprises 8 short modules and takes a total of 90 minutes to complete:
 
Module 1 Types of law
Module 2 Contract formulation
Module 3 Contract strategy
Module 4 Standard forms
Module 5 Key components of contracts
Module 6 Problem solving and dispute avoidance
Module 7 Course summary
Module 8 Questions and answers
Multiple choice test.
 
The further learning value and structure of this eLearning course conforms to CPD guidelines.
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
     


 

Who should attend?

This training course is ideal for:

  • Civil, structural and building engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors and construction professionals in the early stages of their professional development needing a broad introduction to the contractual approaches of the construction industry
  • Those seeking an understanding of how to operate construction contracts internationally
  • Graduate engineers undertaking their Initial Professional Development for the chartered Professional Review
  • Those seeking knowledge and understanding of construction contracts, how they are formed and how to work with them
  • Those seeking to understand NEC, FIDIC, ICC, ACE AND JCT contracts

 

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