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Construction Contract Law and Management Academy now available

Our new Construction Contracts Law and Management Academy provides construction professionals with up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts with practical examples of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts. 

The Academy consists of more than 35 hours of elearning divided into 73 courses which each take approximately 30-minutes to complete. These courses are grouped into four 'Learning Paths' as follows:

  • Fundamentals of Contract and Procurement Strategy (21 Courses)
  • Fundamentals of Contract Management and Contract Liabilities (32 Courses)
  • Fundamentals of Contractual Disputes and Defect Liabilities (15 Courses)
  • Fundamentals of UK Construction Industry and Key Roles (5 Courses)

This Academy is recommended for everyone currently or about to be working in a contract management role including;

  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Clients
  • Consultants
  • Planners
  • Contractors (and their supply chain)

The Academy is suitable for those new to commercial management or looking to complete the professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), as well as those looking to enhance an existing level of knowledge and understanding.

This Academy is available as part of our Subscription service or can be deployed into your organisation under our Enterprise licensing scheme.

If you want to find out more about the course content we have detailed the contents of each learning path below. If you'd like to talk to someone about this Academy then feel free to get in touch.

Learning Path: Fundamentals of Contract and Procurement Strategy

Procurement and developing contract strategies under construction projects present a unique set of challenges for construction professionals. The majority of construction contracts and associated procurement strategies now available makes it difficult for clients to identify which alternative best fits their needs. For example, a client’s advisors are caught up in decisions on how to transfer risk, how to tie in specialists or whether a partnering option might be preferable. 

This learning path provides you with a detailed walkthrough of the legislation, administration steps for developing contract and procurement strategies for construction contracts with practical examples of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts and guidance of key legislation like to the Public Contracts Regulations

The learning path covers the following areas of contract management and law:

  • An Introduction to General Contracting
  • An Introduction to Design Issues in General Contracting
  • An Introduction to General Obligations and Contract Management 
  • An Introduction to General Contracting General Risks 
  • An Introduction to Design and Build Contracts 
  • An Introduction to Construction Management 
  • An Introduction to Collaborative Contracting 
  • An Overview of Risk Allocation and Procurement Decisions 
  • An Overview of Procurement Process 
  • An Overview of Procurement Strategy
  • An Overview of Characteristics of Procurement
  • An Introduction to Contract Choice
  • General Law Governing Tenders and Contracts
  • Contract Formation Concepts 
  • Tender Methods and Procedures 

You can access the 'Fundamentals of Contract and Procurement Strategy' Learning Path now as part of our subscription service or take a free trial of the first four modules if you'd like to evaluate the content. 

      Learning Path: Fundamentals of Contract Management and Contract Liabilities

      This learning path provides practical knowledge and understanding of issues relating to correspondence, common forms, certificates, privilege, letters of intent, notice negotiation and administration. Delegates will review the techniques, structure, content, and purpose of correspondence, notices and forms. 

      This path provides you with a comprehensive guide to the general legislation, legal principles with case law, administration steps and management techniques that govern the management of construction contracts and contract liabilities with practical examples of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts.

      Architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, managers and anyone else involved in setting up or administering construction contracts will find these courses very useful and will increase their understanding of the principles and practices of commercial awareness.

      This learning path covers the following areas of contract management and law:

      • An Overview of Expressed Terms and Implied Terms 
      • An Overview of Priority of Documents 
      • An Overview of Implied Terms and Negligence 
      • An Introduction to Contractor's Obligations 
      • An Introduction to the Employer's Obligations under Construction Contracts 
      • An Introduction to Responsibility for Design
      • An Introduction to Responsibility for Design defects and Legal Responsibilities for it 
      • An Overview of Key Legal Concepts and Rights Governing Time 
      • An Overview of Dealing with Delays 
      • An Overview of Extension of Time 
      • An Overview of How Delays are Dealt with in JCT, NEC, and FIDIC 
      • An Overview of Employer's Obligation to Pay 
      • An Overview of Payment and Variations 
      • An Overview of Payment and Standard Forms 
      • An Overview of Payment Fluctuations and Retention Provisions
      • An Overview of Contractors Delay and Disruption Costs
      • An Overview of Prolongation Costs and Loss and Expenses 
      • An Overview of Acceleration, disruption on claims 
      • An Introduction to Insurance and Bonds
      • An Introduction to Insurance and bonds under JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC 
      • An Introduction to Professional Indemnity Insurance and Bonds 
      • An Introduction to Role of the Contract Administrator 
      • An Introduction to Role of Independent Professional 
      • An Introduction to Contract Administrator's Liability for Negligence 
      • An Overview of Sub-Contracts 
      • An Overview of Defaults by Subcontractors 
      • An Overview of Rights of Subcontractors 
      • An Overview of Subcontractors and Collateral Warranties 
      • An Overview of Nomination of Subcontractor

        You can access the 'Fundamentals of Contract Management and Contract Liabilities' Learning Path now as part of our subscription service or take a free trial of the first four modules if you'd like to evaluate the content.

        Learning Path: Fundamentals of Contractual Disputes and Defect Liabilities

        Fundamentals of UK Construction Industry and Key RolesDirector General of MI5 once said this about the construction industry '...the Thames House Refurbishment was fraught with difficulties. It was clear that dealing with the building industry was just as tricky as dealing with the KGB.'. 

        This sentiment is also reinforced by the National Construction Contracts and Law Survey that found that 30% of firms had been involved in at least one dispute in the previous 12 months. The Fundamentals of Contractual Disputes and Defect Liabilities is aimed at those in the construction industry who get involved in disputes from time to time, whether on behalf of employers, contractors or subcontractors, but who do not specialise in disputes work. The courses will deal with the nature of adjudication, the process and the procedures, review the Construction Act and the Scheme, as well as the procedures of the JCT and the NEC. 

        The learning path covers the following areas of contract management and law:

        • An Introduction to Financial Remedies for Breach of Contract 
        • An Introduction to LADs 
        • An Introduction to legal concepts of Quantum meruit set off and abatement 
        • An Introduction to Defective Buildings for Owners 
        • An Overview of Suspension and Termination of Contracts 
        • An Introduction to Non-Adversarial Dispute Resolution 
        • An Introduction to ADR Methods in Standard Forms 
        • An Overview of Adjudication 
        • An Overview of Arbitration  An Overview of Litigation 
        • Pros and Cons of Different ADR methods 

          You can access the 'Fundamentals of Contractual Disputes and Defect Liabilities' Learning Path now as part of our subscription service or take a free trial of the first four modules if you'd like to evaluate the content.

          Learning Path: Fundamentals of UK Construction Industry and Key Roles

          If you are you new to the construction industry and you are looking to get a good grounding about the industry, institutions, and professions that have helped shape it? Then this learning path of five courses is for you. The courses have been designed 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.  

          It also provides graduates or those who are new to the industry with an overview of the construction industry, the institutions and other key organisations that work with the industry, some of the key challenges inherent in construction projects and also the key professional roles on construction projects and how they contract with one another.

          The learning path covers:

          • UK Construction Sector Context of Professions and Institutions 
          • Key Players in the Industry 
          • Project Teams and Common Challenges 
          • Key Features of Professional Services Agreements 
          • Roles and Relationships of Consultant

          You can access the 'Fundamentals of UK Construction Industry and Key Roles' Learning Path now as part of our subscription service or take a free trial of the first four modules if you'd like to evaluate the content.

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