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Within the industry the failure of organisations to appreciate the risks and requirements placed on the by Construction and Contract Law regularly leads to major problems on projects and disputes between the parties. Similarly staff often fail to appreciate the commercial issues behind standard forms of construction contract and the responsibilities that they place on the parties involved.

Construction Study Centre have a wealth of expertise on all the major construction contracts including NEC 3, JCT and PPC 2000. We also have a number of experts who can train you in managing delays and damages or give you advice on adjudication. Find the right course for you below.

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For the full list of all current contracts courses see below:
Courses 11 to 18 of 18

NEC: Managing and Assessing NEC Compensation Events

Category: Contract and Law
This 1 day course will provide a detailed insight into the mechanisms for managing and assessing compensation events and claims, including ways in which the ethos of the contract can be used to assist project managers, contractors and subcontractors.

The course will also provide a detailed analysis of the contractual basis to compensation events and claims, under the 3rd Edition of the ECC Contract as well as the Subcontract, Professional Services Contract and the other forms.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £298 plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

NEC4: Understand The Differences

This 1 day course will provide delegates, already experienced in using the ECC, with a review of the contract in use at an advanced user’s level.

It will be particularly attractive to delegates who have already been on a Construction Study Centre’s NEC and NEC Compensation Events courses. It is necessary that delegates should have a detailed background and a working knowledge of the form.

The course will include pre-event conference calls to delegates to obtain their specific views as to course content. It will refer to worked examples, and include ‘tutorial’ type sessions and practical tips.

Benefits of this course:
• Gain a more in depth understanding of the NEC contracts
• Be cognisant of the radically different approach that NEC provides to contract
• Understand the problems arising from not being proactive
• Ability to share problems and queries
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline facility
Public Course Delegate Rate: £298 plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

Preparing Project Teams for IBRs/Assurance Reviews

Once an Earned Value Management System or a Project Control System has been established it is considered good practice to review the system in order to ensure that it is being operated effectively and is compliant with either external or internal standards. The review may form part of a contractual commitment or may be mandated by an internal assurance standard. The project control system reviews can provide confirmation of an early capture of scope, quantifying it in terms of cost and schedule with the structure to manage in a controlled manner during project execution.
A one day course to explain to delegates the concept and operation of Project Control System Reviews including Integrated Baseline Reviews and how they and a project team should prepare for the review. Typically, the course will be run for a project team that will be reviewed and as such, can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the forthcoming review.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £395 plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

Programme Controls Masterclass for Senior Leaders

The Programme Controls Senior Leaders’ workshop provides a brief overview of Programme and Project Control including Control Account Management. In this way, the senior leaders can understand the principles and practices that are being deployed and communicated to their teams. It provides a forum for exploring the barriers and for understanding behaviours need to support successful implementation of Programme and Project Control.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £295 plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

Subcontracting with the Latest NEC4 and JCT

This 1 day course deals with the legal and associated commercial issues involved in Subcontracting including risk and the allocation of risks between the Parties, setting up the Subcontract and common problems that arise all too often.

The course will consider the subject matter in the context of the NEC and JCT Subcontract forms and will make comparisons with previous Subcontract arrangements including Dom/1, Dom/2 and the CECA blue form. This course will most benefit those working for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Benefits of this course:

• Gain an understanding of Subcontracts and the relationship with main contracts
• Get to grips with obligations of subcontractors and contractors
• Gain knowledge of payment procedures for subcontractors
• Define financial compensations and how to claim
• Benefit from a post seminar help line
• Understand the vital points in the successful management of time, quality and valuation of subcontracts
Public Course Delegate Rate: £ plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

Temporary Works Co-ordinator

Public Course Delegate Rate: £280 plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

Temporary Works Supervisor

A 1 day course designed to provide delegates with a thorough knowledge of the role of a Temporary Works Supervisor and a sound understanding of the risk management of temporary works.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £ plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

The Must Know Guide to Construction Contract Principles

Category: Contract and Law
This highly interactive 1 day course is delivered by practising barristers and adjudicators who are highly competent knowledge transfer speakers. The course has been designed to meet the needs of foundation and practitioner level delegates, and to give a greater understanding of UK construction contract law. It is aimed at anyone who has a contractual aspect to their job role, and would benefit from a rounded understanding of laws that underpin the majority of contracts in the construction industry.

The course begins by reviewing all the legal principles, including an understanding of the formation of contract, offer and acceptance, rejection and counter offer and acceptance. Delegates will then review the main contract terms and conditions and the impacts that arise from common mistakes. The aspects of contract breach, damages and claims are fully defined, discussed and reviewed leading onto potential problem areas and risk factors to consider.

Benefits of this course:
• Brush up on knowledge of the Construction Act and Supply of Goods and Services Act
• Gain understanding of the rudimentary concepts of Contract
• Recognise legal principles relating to contract terms
• Become conversant in conditions warranties and terms
• Learn how to risk profiles for the different forms
• Realise how subcontract relationships arise
• Grasp the concepts of collateral warranties bonds parent company guarantees
• Spot pitfalls in construction contracts
• Comprehend the issues of damages, liquidated or unliquidated
• Awareness of the dangers and procedures for termination
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline facility
Public Course Delegate Rate: £ plus VAT
No scheduled dates currently available. In-house only.

Courses 11 to 18 of 18

JCT suite of contracts revisions: 2016 editions to replace the 2011 editions

24/01/17 11:06:09
2016 saw many revisions in the contracting world, most noticeably was the JCT suite of contracts which had 2016 editions to replace the 2011 editions. The new editions feature:
- Fair Payment, transparency and BIM
- CDM Regulations 2015
- Public Contracts Regulations 2015,
- Fair Payment principles, simplification and consolidation of payment provisions
- Easier third party arrangements including performance bond
- Insurance of Existing Structures cover for Contractors, Further changes to improve
- Named Specialists

2016 also saw the issue of the THE SOCIETY OF CONSTRUCTION LAW DELAY AND DISRUPTION PROTOCOL 2nd Edition, all be it as a consultation draft.

The 2nd Edition of the Pre Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes was also launched in 2016. It is similar in many ways to it’s predecessor, with the main change being the new edition introduces a Protocol Referee Procedure where by TeCSA appoint a referee who provides a binding Decision.

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