1

ECSA CPD Points

7

pmi pdu's

ALL

Skill Level suited for

7h

Course Duration

English

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Course Overview

Gaining a proper understanding of the legal principles applicable to contracts will assist Engineers  and other practitioners greatly with the drafting, formation, interpretation and application of building and engineering contracts in particular.

  • Clearly understand the underlying legal principles and well as the important differences between contacts of sale and contracts for the provision of a service. Apply these principles and understanding when procuring, negotiating or drafting your contract.
  • Understand the formalities applicable to formation of contracts Know your responsibilities under the contract as one of the contracting parties. Become more proficient in your role as the engineer or employer’s representative when administering a building and engineering contract.
  • Learn how to understand and approach a contract as a qualified lawyer. Understand important legal principles applicable to the drafting, formation and interpretation of contracts.

ZAR 1999

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Course Information

Gaining a proper understanding of the legal principles applicable to contracts will assist Engineers  and other practitioners greatly with the drafting, formation, interpretation and application of building and engineering contracts in particular.

Course Date: 3 August 2021
Course Time: 8:30am – 16:00pm

Delegates can attend the course for a full day. Starting at 8:30am – course will end at 16:00pm

Course Date: 14 – 15 July 2021
Course Time: 19:00 – 22:00 (CAT)

Delegates can attend the course in the evenings after work – two split sessions of 3 hours each from 19:00 – 22:00  

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why should you attend the course

  • Clearly understand the underlying legal principles and well as the important differences between contacts of sale and contracts for the provision of a service. Apply these principles and understanding when procuring, negotiating or drafting your contract.

  • Gaining a proper understanding of the legal principles applicable to contracts will assist Engineers  and other practitioners greatly with the drafting, formation, interpretation and application of building and engineering contracts in particular.

  • Understand the formalities applicable to formation of contracts Know your responsibilities under the contract as one of the contracting parties. Become more proficient in your role as the engineer or employer’s representative when administering a building and engineering contract.

  • Learn how to understand and approach a contract as a qualified lawyer. Understand important legal principles applicable to the drafting, formation and interpretation of contracts.

  • CPD points that add value: – Earning CPD points are crucial to retaining your professional designation as well as for your, as well as your business’ success. This course not only provides you with the CPD points needed, but also adds value to your career by delivering practical training that provides you with the skills to integrate the knowledge gained in the classroom into real world projects.

  • Certificate of Completion: – During and at the end of the course your knowledge of the training material and the application thereof will be tested. On successful completion you will receive a certificate that not only verifies that you have attended the course, but also that you have obtained the knowledge required to manage your projects successfully.

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Who is this course for?

  • Construction project managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Principle agents
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Client representatives
  • Project planners
  • Office Administrators
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
  • Construction Industry Tradesmen and Professionals with an interest in how to better manage Construction and Engineering projects as per the PMBOK guide 6thEdition and its Construction Extension will benefit from attending this accredited training webinar.
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
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course Outline

Session 1 – Classification and types of contracts. 

  • The inter-relationship between common law and contractual provisions.

  • Classification and types of contracts. 

Session 2 – Common pitfalls to contracting and how to overcome these

  • Common pitfalls to contracting and how to overcome these.
  • Formalities and capacity to contract
  • Use of form of bespoke contracts – advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Practical tips to increase your understanding of contracts

Session 3 – Points to consider when negotiating and drafting contracts

  • Points to consider when negotiating and drafting contracts.
  • Use of proper contractual language (the move from using “legalese” to “legalease”)
  • Structure and component parts of contracts

Session 4 – Dealing with disputes and termination.

  • Managing and administering contracts
  • Remedies available in case of breach
  • How to deal with defective work or services
  • Claims and variations arising under building and engineering contracts
  • Remedies available in case of breach
  • Dealing with disputes and termination.

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Meet the Instructor

Coenraad Snyman

Coenraad Snyman is a specialist in the procurement of contracts in the engineering, construction and mining sector, in contract administration, claims and dispute resolution. He has practical experience in the use of most construction and engineering contracts. Coenraad is sought after and is often used as a trainer and facilitator on FIDIC, NEC, GCC and JBCC forms of contract, not only in South Africa but also internationally He was, until September 2012, employed as a senior contract specialist at AngloGold Ashanti, the 3rd largest gold producer in the world.

Prior to joining AngloGold Ashanti, Coenraad was a Director of Turner & Townsend and acted as head of their Contract Services division in Africa.

He has been admitted as an attorney in the High Courts of South Africa and Lesotho.

Coenraad now practises as an independent consultant to the mining, engineering and construction industry, provides training in the procurement and use of FIDIC, NEC, GCC and JBCC contracts and is available for appointment as an adjudicator, arbitrator or DAB member.

He acts for and on behalf of parties in disputes but is often also consulted to advise clients, during the execution of the works, on ways in which to avoid and/or to resolve or settle matters prior to them escalating into formal disputes.

He has also been appointed to facilitate an Advanced Contract Drafting course for the Law Society of South Africa. This course will be presented to practising attorneys throughout South Africa.

Coenraad is an affiliate member of FIDIC.