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Contract and Risk Management, Tendering and Selecting Contractors (ECCM Workshop 1) - Certificate Program

Risk and Contract Certification Courses in Dubai

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Date: 5 November 2017 - 9 November 2017
Course ID: 717/2017
Duration: 5 Days
Fee US $ + VAT: 2950 US$
Venue: Dubai / UAE
Category: Construction Management, Contract, Tendering, Budgeting & Estimating, Engineering and Construction Contract Management Certificate Program ECCM

Introduction:

This 5-day workshop focuses on practical solutions for today’s construction problems. Actual case examples are discussed, explaining contract performance, how to resolve construction disputes, prepare for a litigation case, and the bidding process. The workshop also covers legal issues, from contract formation to the final payment, and is designed to assist construction professionals and their lawyers in day-to-day construction activities. The emphasis is on using the civil law code as the legal framework of the contract.

Objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to enhance the awareness of construction professionals regarding their rights, responsibilities and legal liabilities and the methods of managing risk to achieve their project objectives. The workshop will also give a broad overview of legal problems encountered in the industry. It will provide comprehensive instruction on key issues which contracting authorities and contractors need to focus their attention, from early planning to contract tendering and award, with emphasis on the applicable law.

Who should attend:

This workshop will benefit contractors, sub-contractors, building design engineers, civil engineers, employers, developers, contract managers, project managers, consultants, specification-writers, government employees, public-sector employees, buyers of construction, owners, contract administrators, specification writers, officers of project management firms and construction management firms, officials of government agencies responsible for bid calls, architects, bond and insurance providers

Daily Outlines:

DAY 1:

Managing Construction Risks –Project Life Cycle, Reviewing the Fundamentals of Project Risk

Management, Risk Identification and Classification, Risk Priorities, Risk Allocation, Contractual Risk

Allocation, Reducing Risk when Selecting Construction Projects, Contractual Risk Management, Case

Study.

DAY 2:

Legal Aspects of Construction Contracts –The Law of the Contract: Civil Law, Common Law,

Administrative Law –Basic Contract Law, Basic Principles: Mandatory and Complementary Rules in

Civil Law, Elements of Contracts, Sources of Obligation under Civil Law, Enforceability of Contracts,

Principles of Interpretation, Damages, Force Majeure, Unforeseen Conditions, Assignment of Rights,

Redemption of Breach, Limitation Period, Warranties, Notice Requirements, Case Study.

DAY 3:

Parties’ Obligations –Types of Relationship with the Employer: Contractor, Agent and Employee,

General and Particular Conditions, Obligations of the Parties: Contractor, Designer, Employer,

Contract Manager, Role of the Engineer in Construction Contracts, Change Clauses, Time is of the

Essence, Case Study.

DAY 4:

Preparing Construction Documents –Project Manual Concept, Forms of Agreement, Conditions of

Contract, Master, Section and Page Format Overview, Methods of Specification, Specification

Writing, Substitutions and Submittals; General Aspects of Tendering, Bidding and Awarding –Ads

for Bids, Pre-Qualification, Value Engineering, Constructability Review, The Decision to Bid, Plan

Deposit, Bidding Period, Accuracy of the Bidding Information, Addendum, Bid Form, Modifying and

Withdrawing Bids, The Award.

DAY 5:

Selecting Contracting Strategies and Procurement Methods –Standard Forms, Stipulated Price

Contracts, Unit Price Contracts, Cost-Plus-A-Fee Contracts, Design-Build Contracts, Construction

Management Contracts, Selecting an Appropriate Form of Procurement to Minimize Disputes,

Designing a Dispute Resolution System; Bonding and Insurance Requirements –Award

Considerations –Importance of Pre-Award Meeting, Employer-Supplied Materials, Equipment and

Services, Bid Bonds, Conclusion.

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