Principles of Construction Contract Management Basic E-Course

Designed for those who aren't yet contract experts...


Understand the principles of construction contract management through easy to follow video tutorials

$195 for 6 months unlimited access

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Learn to Manage Construction Contracts Efficiently with a World-Class Expert

What you will learn

Handover from tender team: Learn why it is important to share the tender team’s construction contract knowledge with the project execution team to ensure risks can be identified and managed.

Construction Contract documents: Discover what a typical set of contract documents looks like. Find out how to ensure that they reflect any changes made during the tender period. Learn how to ensure they do not contain ambiguities or conflicts.

Basis of the contract: understand the different types of contract you may be working with (lump sum, remeasurable, build only, design and build, turnkey) and key considerations for each.

Key clauses: not everyone needs to be a contracts expert, but there are some important clauses that need to be understood in principle by the whole team. This module covers those clauses and explains why they are critical for good contract management.

Communications: understand why the construction communications process is so important for project success and learn how to make your communications effective.

The engineer’s responsibilities and obligations: does the party responsible for administering the building contract understand their obligations? What should the other parties do if the engineer is not complying with obligations? We cover these questions here.

Design: learn why it is important to understand the scope of the design and how to ensure you are compliant with the employer’s requirements.

Programmes: we examine programmes including their purpose, when they should be produced and what they should contain.

Records: in the case of a construction claim or dispute, records will be vital. Learn what records should be kept and the level of detail required to maintain good records.

The importance of progress reports: understand the importance of progress reports and learn how to use them to your advantage.

Notices: learn why notices are necessary and how to compose them in a non-confrontational way for success.

Extensions of time: if certain types of delays occur, the contractor will be entitled to more time. Learn about the most common types of events for which extensions of time under a construction contract may be claimed.

The contract price: it is important for project personnel to understand what the contract price is and how it is going to be calculated. Is it remeasureable or fixed price? How will the final price be calculated? What may be included? We answer those questions here.

Variations: learn how to manage instructed variations, requests for proposals and unacknowledged variations.

Certification and payment: understand what should be certified in interim payment applications and what the contractor should do in case of under-certification or non-payment.

Claims: learn how to assess claim situations and how to prepare claims to ensure success.

Disputes: understand why disputes occur on construction projects, and how to resolve them.

Dispute avoidance: learn what you can do to avoid disputes right from the beginning of the project.

Dispute Boards: learn about dispute boards and why they provide an efficient and economical way to avoid and resolve disputes.

Note: Whilst this course is not based on a particular form of construction or building contract, we refer to FIDIC in given examples.

What you will get

  • 6 in-depth modules
  • 4 hours of recorded video tutorials
  • Generous 6-month access
  • Totally flexible learning
  • No pressure of assignments
  • No pressure of pass or fail

Get the confidence you need to manage contracts effectively

We have packed years of knowledge into this accessible e-course. Learn with us and gain the confidence you need to administer and manage contracts effectively.

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Common Questions

There are no assessments with this course and no pressure of pass or fail; you will simply have access to a series of video tutorials.

The course developer, Andy Hewitt, presents the course. Andy has over 45 years’ experience in the construction industry and is the author of various industry publications on contracts, claims, FIDIC and notices.

From the day you sign up, you will have 6-months access to the course content.

Registration is easy. Just go to the course page on the student website and follow the instructions. Registration is online and payment is via all major credit cards. As soon as you have registered, you’ll receive a welcome email with all the information you need to get started.

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What our students have to say

I would recommend this course to any construction contracts management and administration professionals who want to understand how to prepare and present a successful claim.”

Jose Covas from India

Andy Hewitt

One-on-one mentorship from exceptional industry expert, Andy Hewitt.

Learn from a construction contracts and claims specialist with over four decades of expertise. Andy is also a published author. He has written five industry books, including best-sellers: Construction Claims & Responses: effective writing & presentation and The FIDIC Contracts: Obligations of the Parties.

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