Contract Administration & Construction Claim Disputes

Contract Administration & Construction Claim Disputes

No contract will be successful unless – it is under-pinned by sound contract management and administration. More often than not it is the support team involved in the background of a contract that ensures it is a success. This course will help you to understand how the effective management and administration of a contract can deliver the goals it set out to achieve. In this course, participants will be able to have knowledge and skills on the meaning of Agreements, the importance of contracts and the ability to identify the risks and minimize risks in preparing contracts.

Training Outcomes: At the end of the workshop, the participants will:

  • Understand the ‘offer and acceptance’ process of reaching agreement on the contract terms.
  • Understand the contribution that contract administration can deliver and able to minimize contractual risk.
  • Manage change during the contract from a risk and legal perspective Negotiate more effectively.
  • Understand and draft contractual terms and conditions.
    Gain confidence to engage in a legally binding contract.
  • Understand the legal ramifications and obligations of each party.

This event will be of great interest to all those actively involved in National/ International projects, including representatives from Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Funding Agencies, Employers, Manufacturing Organizations as well as Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Cost Engineers, Procurement Engineers, Legal and other Construction Professions.

Course Fee - Contact our respective Branch Consultants 


  • 30 Hours of Training
  • Study Materials
  • Course completion Certificate with 30 PDU

Value Added Benefits

  • Flexible Timings / Evening Sessions
  • Industry Experienced, Certified Experts as Faculties
  • Best institute for Contract Management related Training Programs
  • Leading and Professional Training Center in Qatar, Kuwait, Chennai & Mumbai
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Course Outline

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General Provision

  • Definitions, Interpretation
  • Law and Language, Priority of Documents
  • Contract Agreement, Assignment
  • Employer’s Use of Contractor’s Document
  • Contractor’s Use of Employer’s Document

The Employer, Engineer, Contractor

  • Right of Access to the Site
  • Permits, Licenses or Approvals
  • Engineer’s Duties and Authority
  • Contractor’s general obligations
  • Subcontractors

Nominated Subcontractors, Staff, and Labour

  • Definition
  • Objection to Nomination
  • Payments to nominated subcontractors
  • Engagement of Staff and Labour
  • Labour laws and Working Hours
  • Health and safety, Contractor’s Personnel


  • General Design Obligations
  • Contractor’s Documents and Undertaking
  • Technical Standards and Regulations
  • Design Error

Plant, Materials and Workmanship

  • Manner of Execution
  • Ownership of Plant and Materials
  • Samples, Inspection, Testing, and Rejection
  • Commencement, Delays, and Suspension Commencement of work
  • Time of Completion, Programme
  • Extension of Time for Completion
  • Rate of Progress, Delay Damages, Suspension of work

Employer’s Taking Over, Defects Liability

  • Taking over of the Works and Sections, Parts of the works
  • Interference with Tests on Completion
  • Completion of Outstanding Work and Remedying Defects
  • Removal of Defective work
  • Performance Certificate
  • Clearance of Site

Measurement and Evaluation

  • Works to be measured
  • Method of Measurement
  • Evaluation, Omissions

Variations and Adjustments

  • Right to Vary, Value Engineering, Day work
  • Variation Procedure
  • Adjustments for Changes in Legislation and Cost

Contract Price and Payment

  • The Contract Price and Advance Payment
  • Application for Interim payment Certificates
  • Plant and Materials intended for the works
  • Payment of Retention Money
  • Cessation of Employer’s Liability

Termination by Employer

  • Notice to Correct
  • Termination by Employer
  • Valuation at the date of Termination
  • Payment after termination
  • Corrupt or Fraudulent Practices

Suspension and Termination by Contractor

  • Contractor’s Entitlement to suspend work
  • Termination by Contractor
  • Cessation of Work and Removal of Contractor’s Equipment
  • Payment on Termination

Risk and Responsibility

  • Indemnities
  • Contractor’s Care of the Works
  • Employer’s Risks
  • Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights
  • Limitation of Liability

Insurance and Force Majeure

  • General Requirements for Insurances
  • Definition of Force Majeure
  • Insurance for Works and Contractor’s Equipment
  • Insurance for Contractor’s Personnel
  • Notice of Force Majeure
  • Duty to Minimize Delay

Claims, Disputes and Arbitration

  • Contractor’s Claims Appointment of the Dispute Board
  • Failure to Agree on the Composition of the Dispute Board
  • Obtaining Dispute Board’s Decision
  • Amicable Settlement, Arbitration
  • Expiry of Dispute Board’s Appointment