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Construction Projects: Contract Management

From procurement, through formation, design, works and final account, this course will explore the rudiments of commercial awareness in construction contracts and provide you with the necessary acumen and confidence to give you skills to negotiate commercially viable contracts and manage risk in your projects.

Tue 16 Apr 2019
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
RICS, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD
£283.5 + VAT


The purpose of a contract as part of the construction project is often neglected. As the foundation upon which a project is managed, they form the basis of the commercial relationship. Contracts are vital in protecting against risk resulting in delays and expense. They also provide the mechanisms that the parties must adhere to when administering the contract.

Why attend this course?

Learn from an experienced construction professional practicing in commercial management, who will deliver practical advice aimed to prevent contracting parties from falling out.

This course will provide you with the knowledge required to establish or defend an entitlement in a contract. The notes and materials included will also provide an excellent reference point when engaged in contract negotiation after the course.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the vital ingredients in contract formation
  • Establish the stakeholders and third party relationships in construction projects
  • Analyse the commitments made by the contracting parties, especially in respect of design
  • Identify the typical entitlements and defences to claims for additional time, money and Liquidated Damages
  • Determine the compliant payment mechanisms


  • Commercial management of construction
  • Contract administration
  • Contract practice
  • Quantification, costing and price analysis
  • Quantification and costing of construction works

Course structure

An interactive one day course throughout which delegates will be encouraged to interject with queries and experiences. Anecdotal evidence will be provided by the speakers throughout the day, as well as mentoring through the workshop activities where delegates will be tested to ensure they understand the concepts discussed.

Course content

  • Establish formation of the Contract to Offer Consideration and Acceptance
  • Recognise the common pitfalls in contract formation
  • Identify appropriate subcontracts and other inherent relationships with third parties
  • Distinguish between the differing ways of procuring the works and how the Risk Profiles differ
  • Characterise the many varied forms of contracts available and the effect of bespoke amendments upon them
  • Consider design transfer, its impact and illustrate what design means
  • Assess the contract mechanisms and embedded pitfalls
  • Critique the effectiveness of Liquidated Damages
  • Explore the mechanisms relating to extension of time, programme and delays
  • Investigate the procedures for variation and loss and expense
  • Contrast between the dispute procedures available to the stakeholders


  • RICS professionals Standard £315 + VAT
  • Early Bird - 10% Off July course - Book before 4 June £283.5 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals Standard £405 + VAT
  • Early Bird - 10% Off July course - Book before 4 June £364.5 + VAT
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£283.5 + VAT