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Variation of contract during design & construction

This half-day seminar will discuss Singaporean case histories on variations of contracts during the design and construction stage of a project and examine what lessons can be learnt.

This event is run in collaboration with SIBL

Wed 8 May 2019
02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Suntec City Guild House, 3 Temasek Boulevard (Tower 5) #02-401/402 , Suntec City Mall, Singapore, 038983
3 hours CPD
SGD120 + 7% GST


In Singapore, the types of construction contracts are usually made up of either “design and build” or “build only” by the contractors. In “design and build” contracts, the contractors are liable for all the design and construction matters. In “build only” contracts, the client will provide the design and the contractors will build according to design.

For “design and build” contracts, in the event of any design variation arising from project, unless initiated by the clients, the liability of the design variation due to various situations is usually borne by the Contractors in such “design and build” contracts.

For “build on” contracts, however, in many instances, it is not very clear whether the clients’ contractors or the clients are liable.

In this seminar, speakers will discuss several case histories in Singapore that illustrate the grey situations - the topic of disagreement on who should be liable for the variation in design during the design and construction stages. The seminar will share knowledge and experience in the liability of clients, contractors and designers on design variation. It will also cover how projects execution can be greatly enhanced and ambiguous situation can be avoided.


  • PEB: 6 PDUs (COA28809)
  • IES
  • SISV
  • SIA
  • SILE

Pending CPD points confirmation

Who should attend?

  • Construction contractors
  • Building consultants
  • Designers
  • Project managers
  • Contract managers or professionals handling with legal

In collaboration with:





Contract variations in underground and foundation works; lessons from case histories in Singapore and Malaysia

Er Ng Chew Chiat David, Executive Director, ONE SMART Engineering Pte Ltd


Construction variations and claim entitlement

Daniel Tay, Partner, Chan Neo LLP


Networking break




Supporting associations: AIOB, CIOB, CIJIC member (ACES, IES, REDAS, SCAL, SIA, SISV, SPM), IEA, SCL

  • RICS/SIBL professional SGD120 + 7% GST
  • Supporting associations member SGD160 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS professional SGD180 + 7% GST
  • Visa

  • Mastercard

SGD120 + 7% GST