Construction Contracts & Building Law

Event Details

    Understanding Building Law and the Construction Contracts Act can be complex, particularly when failure to recognise the implications of new legislation can impact future and current practice.

    Facilitated by a legal professional, ensure the strength of your legal knowledge matches that of your building skill with this detailed two-day course.

    Key Learning Outcomes

    • How to avoid common contractual pitfalls
    • The implications of introduced new legislation including the Construction Contracts Amendments Act 2015
    • The implecations of Health & Safety at Work Act, 2016  for the construction and building sector
    • International case law relating to matters such ‘time at large’, acceleration, termination, extensions of time and damages for delay.
    • When to suspend the works or terminate a contract and when to seek legal help
    • Understanding your contractual and legal obligations in relation to time and money under NZS3910:2013 and NZS3915:2005.
    • How to Challenge the Engineer to the Contract or Employer’s Representative on Decisions regarding Extensions of Time and Valuation of Variations
    • Understanding the duties of Engineer to the Contract and what he can and cannot do
    • How to avoid costly disputes and maintain a working relationship

    Who Should attend:

    Anyone who is involved with contract management in the construction industry including:

    • Contract Managers
    • Construction Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Builders
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Quantity surveyors 
    • Contractors
    • Site Managers
    • Private Owners & Developers
    • In-house legal teams
    • Government Agencies and Public Owners
    • Engineering and construction dispute panel members


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