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Mastering Engineering and Construction Contracts (Contract Comparison)

Overview

Are you looking to become more proficient in the use of FIDIC, NEC, JBCC and GCC? This course explains, the classification and types of contracts, the major differences, common pitfalls to avoid, use of form versus bespoke contracts and the benefits of choosing one over the other contract. The appointment, role and function of the employer’s agent/ contract administrator, requirements relating to the preparation, revision and use of the program, variations, extension of time, claims/compensation, the remedying of defects, payment provisions and termination, and contractual provisions dealing with the referral and resolution of disputes.

Why Should an Individual Attend?

You will become more proficient in the use of all four building and engineering contracts used in South Africa - FIDIC, NEC, JBCC and GCC.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to understand the major differences between the four forms of building and engineering contracts typically used in South Africa and understand the benefits of choosing one particular form over the other.

Program Outline

Session 1

  • The classification and types of contracts.
  • Common pitfalls to avoid when drafting and entering into contracts.
  • Use of form versus bespoke contracts.
  • What are the major differences between NEC, FIDIC, JBCC and GCC contracts?

Session 2

The appointment, role, and function of the employer’s agent/ contract administrator under the following contracts:

  • FIDIC
  • NEC
  • JBCC
  • GCC

Provisions relating to the giving of notices, instructions, and other types of communications under the contract.

Session 3

 

Requirements relating to the preparation, revision and use of the Program under each of the following contracts:

  • FIDIC
  • NEC
  • JBCC
  • GCC

Early warnings – what are they and when must they be notified.

Session 4

 

Variations and how to deal with them under the following four contacts:

  • FIDIC
  • NEC
  • JBCC
  • GCC

 Session 5

  • Claims for an extension of time and for the recovery of additional costs.
  • When my claims / compensation events be brought and on what grounds.
  • Procedural issues relating to the notification and bringing of claims.

Session 6

  • Dealing with the qualitative aspects of the works and the remedying of defects
  • Taking over the works upon completion thereof.

Session 7

Payment provisions and determination of the amount due to contractors under the following contracts:

  • FIDIC
  • NEC
  • JBCC
  • GCC

Session 8

  • Termination and contractual provisions dealing with the referral and resolution of disputes

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Technologist
  • Architects
  • Project / Construction Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors / Sub Contractors
  • Executives / Senior Management
  • Middle Management
Type: Online
Validation Number/s: CESA-1749-07/2023
CPD Points: 2
Coordinator: Blessings Banda
Fee:
R 5 560.00 excl. VAT
Schedules:
  • Virtual Classroom Training, Online
  • Mon 6 September 2021  08:30 to 16:30
  • Tue 7 September 2021  08:30 to 16:30
  • Virtual Classroom Training, Online
  • Thu 18 November 2021  08:30 to 16:30
  • Fri 19 November 2021  08:30 to 16:30

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