Contract Administration Practical Training

Organiser: RICS
Location: Ramada Piccadilly Hotel, Portland St, Manchester, M1 4PH
Phone: 020 7695 1600

Cost: £295 + VAT (Members) / £369 + VAT (Non-Members)

The course will consist of an Introductory session, followed by 4 case studies based on situations arising under the JCT 2005 suite of Contracts.

Course Registration from 9am

Case study situations include the Minor Works, Intermediate and Standard forms and those with Contractor's Design.

Delegates will be divided into groups to discuss the case studies and are encouraged to submit problems they have encountered while administering such contracts. There will be a concluding session to bring together the points arising during the day.

The case studies will throw up typical problems such as extensions of time and loss and expense, withholding and other notices under the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the Construction Act), suspension of works under the Construction Act, dispute avoidance and how to manage a dispute if referred to adjudication.

How to book on a course

To book, please click on a location and date below. You will then be taken through the booking process. Once you have booked on a course please click on the venue details link below (next to the course date) to obtain venue details and directions on how to get there.

Please note, that due to operational reasons we sometimes only publish details of the venue one month before the course date.

Manchester – Friday 17 June 2011 – View venue details

Who should attend

Anyone who wishes to have a greater understanding of how the JCT Contracts work, how to administer these contracts effectively, how to avoid disputes and how to manage those that arise.

The course is particularly suited to Contract Administrators, Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers and other Construction Professionals and those who regularly advise clients of the construction industry.

Course prerequisites

All attendees must bring their own copy of the JCT05 Standard Building Contract. If you don't have your own copy, you can order one from RICS Books.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of the JCT 2005 Contracts

Ensure compliance with the notice and other provisions of the Act

Understand how best to avoid disputes under JCT Contracts

Handle and advise on the conduct of adjudications

What is included

Case studies

Discussion group notes

Certificate of training course attendance

Lunch and refreshments

Course contents

The course covers the following:

Introduction to contracts

JCT 2005 Minor Works, Standard, and Intermediate contracts

Dealing with disputes

Conducting adjudications