Principles of Construction Contracts

Principles of Construction Contracts

Principles of Construction Contracts


Construction projects involve large capital sums, and strong commercial management is essential to success. The construction contract monitors, controls and administers the project and also defines the relationship between client, consultant and contractor.


This course 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, ICE, ACE
  • The reality – What happens in practice

This course has been specifically developed for:

• Graduate Engineers undertaking their initial professional development for the chartered professional review
• Civil, structural and building engineers, project mangers, 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 knowledge and understanding of construction contracts, how they are formed and how to work with them

At the end of the course the delegates should have:

• The Ability to undertake effective administration of construction contracts, whether working for client, contractor or consultant
• Knowledge of the key components of construction contracts.
• Knowledge of what constitutes good contract administration
• Knowledge of the tender process and its implementation
• Knowledge of consultancy appointments
• Knowledge of dispute avoidance
• An Appreciation of the English Legal system and the principles of contract law
• An Appreciation of Insurance, liabilities and warranties in the construction industry
• Awareness of the dispute resolution process

Course Duration: 2 Days