2

ECSA CPD Points

14

pmi pdu's

Intermediate

Skill Level suited for

14h

Course Duration

English

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Course Overview

This course highlights the importance of understanding the relationship between a contract and a project schedule and reinforces the principles to be applied within contract management. It will not only enhance your general understanding of all of the four contracts typically used in South Africa and beyond, it will also be of much benefit to those who are considering submitting EOT and additional cost claims or to those who stand at the receiving end of claims.

The use of forms contracts, i.e. FIDIC, NEC, JBCC and GCC is commonplace and advisable. Notwithstanding the frequent use of these contracts, poor contract administration and management remains the number one cause for disputes. New editions of these contracts are also now being used. It has, therefore, become essential for users of these contracts to gain a thorough understanding of its terms in order that they avoid making mistakes when administering the contract. This, even more so, in the time of COVID-19 which has resulted in many projects being delayed, thus triggering a multitude of claims.

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 webinar into real world projects.

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.

  • Learn how the prepare the various contract documents that make up the contract
  • Understand the role and function of the Employer’s Representative or agent
  • Understand the provisions relating to the giving of instructions, notices etc.
  • Get to grips with all the requirements relating to the preparation and revision do the program
  • Deal effectively with variations
  • Understand when claims may be brought and the procedures applicable to the notification and submission of claims
  • How to deal with defective work and understand the certification process leading up to the taking-over of the works
  • Understand the payment provisions as well as how to quantify the value of work executed using the Bill of Quantities or Schedule of Payments
  • Learn how to deal with and to notify disputes
  • Understand the grounds for and procedures applicable to the termination of the contract

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why should you attend the course

  • The use of forms contracts, i.e. FIDIC, NEC, JBCC and GCC is commonplace and advisable. Notwithstanding the frequent use of these contracts, poor contract administration and management remains the number one cause for disputes. New editions of these contracts are also now being used. It has, therefore, become essential for users of these contracts to gain a thorough understanding of its terms in order that they avoid making mistakes when administering the contract. This, even more so, in the time of COVID-19 which has resulted in many projects being delayed, thus triggering a multitude of claims.

  • This course will not only enhance your general understanding of all of the four contracts typically used in South Africa and beyond, it will also be of much benefit to those who are considering submitting EOT and additional cost claims or to those who stand at the receiving end of claims.

  • 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.

completing this course will help you

  • Learn how the prepare the various contract documents that make up the contract
  • Understand the role and function of the Employer’s Representative or agent
  • Understand the provisions relating to the giving of instructions, notices etc.
  • Get to grips with all the requirements relating to the preparation and revision do the program
  • Deal effectively with variations
  • Understand when claims may be brought and the procedures applicable to the notification and submission of claims
  • How to deal with defective work and understand the certification process leading up to the taking-over of the works
  • Understand the payment provisions as well as how to quantify the value of work executed using the Bill of Quantities or Schedule of Payments
  • Learn how to deal with and to notify disputes
  • Understand the grounds for and procedures applicable to the termination of the contract

what's included in this course

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 – Putting the tender and contract together

The correct way in which to draft, prepare and/or to complete the:

  • Contract Agreement, Appendix to Tender,
  • Particular Conditions,
  • Employer’s Requirements / Specifications / the Works Information,
  • The Contract Data and other schedules will be discussed and demonstrated

Session 2 – Use and revision of the program and other time related matters and obligations.

  • The requirements of each contract that relates to the Time for Completion, the obligation to provide and update a program, how the program should be complied etc. will be discussed. Attention will also be given to early warnings and other
    obligations that relate to the timeous performance of the works and what remedies, if any, are available in the event of breach or failure by the contractor to comply with these provisions of the contract.

Session 3 – Role of the Engineer/ /Principal Agent/ Project Manager and Supervisor in administering the contract

  • An in-depth look will be taken of role and responsibilities of the Employer’s agent/representative, including the making of “determinations”, issuing of certificates, issuing of instructions etc.

Session 4 – Payment provisions

  • The procedure to follow in order to submit applications for interim and final payments, the applicable payment procedures and payment terms will be discussed. The differences between re-measurable and lump sum/fixed-price contracts will also be discussed. Reference will also be made to the other types of NEC contracts that exist (e.g. Target Cost contracts)

Session 5 – Variations

  • The reason for and extent of variations that may be ordered will be discussed as will be the procedures to follow in order to deal with the time and cost implications of variations. The clauses applicable to the valuation of work that has been executed, the adjustment of rates and revision of the lump sum price due to variations will be investigated.

Session 6–Contractor’s claims for a revision of the Completion date and/or for the payment of additional Cost. Claims by the Employer

  • The procedures relating to notification and submission of claims for additional time and cost as well as NEC compensation events will be discussed. Attention will be given to reasons for the prevalence and high incidence of claims and how, possibly, to avoid claims from arising. The manner in which claims must be quantified as the use and value of contemporary and other records will be discussed. Issues relevant to claims (e.g. current delays, the Delay and Disruption Protocol, various Heads of claims etc) will be discussed. The events giving the contractor a right to claim, including force majeure events, delays attributable to the employer and the employer’s personnel, employer’s risks etc will be discussed in detail. This session aims at providing learners with tips and guidance on how to prepare and to submit claims correctly, thereby reducing the risk of claims being rejected or dismissed.  Claims which the employer has and may bring against the contractor will also be discussed.

Session 7 – Quality control

  • Provisions relating to quality control, defective workmanship, liability for errors in the design, tests, the Take-Over certificate, the Works Certificate and the Defects Notification Period, Defects Correction Period amongst others, will be discussed.

Session 8 – Termination, Dispute resolution and claims

  • The grounds and procedures to be adopted should any party wish to terminate the contract will be discussed as well as the procedures to notify and to refer disputes. An explanation of the role and function of the Adjudicator and Arbitrator will be discussed and the differences between these two dispute resolution forums will also be highlighted.

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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.

Course Schedule

Course Date: 13 - 17 September 2021 (Monday - Friday)
Course Time: 19:00 - 22:00 (CAT)
Course Session Length: 3 Hours Per Session

Delegates attend this course in the evenings after work from 19:00 - 22:00 - Giving you the opportunity to stay at work and attend to on-going projects. Complete the course after working hours!

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Zar 3,999
/ Per Delegate
  • 14 Hours of Live Online Training Via ZOOM
  • 2 ECSA CPD Points
  • PMI Certificate Holders can claim 14 PDU's from PMI
  • Earn a Professional Certificate
  • Course Materials & Handouts
  • Slides of Course
  • 3 Month Access to Recordings of Live sessions for review purposes
  • Get 20% Discount on any upcoming course
  • Examination to Test your Knowledge gained (Marks displayed on Certificate)
  • Premium Delegates will gain access to one of our CPD Accredited Self Paced Courses of your choice (Worth R 1200) for Free

    Mastering Risk Management for Construction Professionals (Accredited ECSA - Worth 2 additional CPD Points)

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Zar 1999
/ Limited Time
  • 14 Hours of Live Online Training Via ZOOM
  • 2 ECSA CPD Points
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Course Materials & Handouts
  • PMI Certificate Holders can claim 14 PDU's from PMI
  • Slides of Course
  • Examination to Test your Knowledge gained (Marks displayed on Certificate)
  • 3 Month Access to Recordings of Live sessions for review purposes
  • Get 20% Discount on any upcoming course
  • Premium Delegates will gain access to one of our CPD Accredited Self Paced Courses of your choice (Worth R 1200) for Free

    Mastering Risk Management for Construction Professionals (Accredited ECSA - Worth 2 additional CPD Points)

    - OR -

    Mastering Microsoft Project for Construction Professionals (Accredited ECSA - Worth 2 additional CPD Points)

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