Learn how to make or save money and avoid disputes by preserving contractual entitlements, understand rights & obligations, and deal with tricky variation & delay clauses.
Recommended for anyone involved in construction projects. AIPM Endorsed course. Intermediate level.
The good news is you don’t need to be a lawyer to benefit from the knowledge the experts use.
Receive industry recognised training
Contact hours/PDUs: 8
This course is endorsed by the
Australian Institute of Project
What will I learn?
Contracts can be complicated. Let us help you cut through the confusion and quickly arm yourself with the knowledge and confidence to manage your contracts effectively. We’ll also help you know when to seek commercial or legal advice.
Get tips and tricks on:
Gain an understanding of contract fundamentals
The best practice when it comes to managing variations
How to manage time and delays so you stay on top of your schedule
- How a contract is formed
- Offer and acceptance
- Contract types and purpose
- Allocation of risk
- Pre-contractual representations
- Rights and obligations
- The importance of record keeping
- Design responsibility and novation
- Extension of time claims
- Drawing revisions
- Design responsibility and how to
avoid getting into trouble
- Site instructions
- Hiding versus declaring float
- Ongoing delays
- Clients who are slow to respond
- Identifying variations
- Pricing variations
- Authority to direct
- Documenting variations
- Types of variations
- Latent conditions
- Variations by stealth
- Provisional sums
- Time and delay terms
- Baselines and critical path
- Identifying potential delays
- Concurrent delay
- Ownership of float
- Extension of time claims
- Damages and liquidated damages
About your trainer, Robin Millner
Robin learnt project management the hard way. Starting out "in the trenches" as a Project Engineer and then Project Manager on some of the largest and toughest projects around.
His hands-on experience, in everything from modest projects to major initiatives worth hundreds of millions of dollars, underpins his practical, no-nonsense approach.
Having worked on both the contractor and client side of the fence, Robin is well placed to provide you with unique perspectives from both points of view.
In addition to sharing tricks and tips from 25 years of experience, he will help you with those difficult conversations, so you can maintain a positive and respectful relationship with all parties.
As an educator, Robin has personally trained over 2,000 project management professionals across a wide range of organisations within the construction industry.
He holds an Engineering degree from the University of New South Wales and a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110.
About Ram Education
Ram Education is a group of construction project management veterans with a passion for helping you get your projects to the finish line on time, without tearing your hair out or blowing your margin.
Since 2002, we've provided project management training to the construction industry in organisations large and small, throughout Australia, and around the world.
Ram Education brings a practical, no-nonsense approach. Our trainers have experience in the real-world of construction projects and are qualified Engineers.