Engineering and Construction Contracts – Online Course

Engineering and Construction Contracts (Online Course)
5 and 6 December 2023 | 10:00 – 13:30
In depth review of standard form engineering and construction contracts and dispute avoidance/resolution mechanisms  

About this course

This webinar will provide an in-depth review of standard form engineering and construction contracts and dispute avoidance/resolution mechanisms under each of these.

On day one we will look at the different suites of standard form engineering and construction contracts and explore the differences between each of these contracts to provide a better understanding of how to choose the most appropriate contract for a particular project. These contracts are often made up of various clauses and annexures , some of which can be incredibly complex. The webinar will cover the basic structures and key risk regimes of each of these contracts. The aim of this session is to provide a basic understanding of how these contracts are made up and how they function.

Day two will focus on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution mechanisms available under each of the standard form contracts, including an in-depth look at key provisions such as claim processes and time-bars. The aim of this session is to provide a better understanding of how claims are dealt with under each contract and the mechanisms provided to avoid disputes. Further, to provide in-depth knowledge of how the various dispute resolution mechanisms under each contract function.


Lize-Meré Ludick
Lize-Meré is a partner at Bowmans in Johannesburg. She leads a team of specialised construction lawyers with expertise in commercial and litigious matters related to infrastructure and construction projects. Her practice focuses on contentious construction matters arising from standard form construction contracts, including advice on dispute avoidance strategies. She also advises various clients on renewable energy projects, including the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme, and other public-private partnership agreements. She is a qualified mediator, an Associate of the Association of Arbitrators and holds memberships with the International Chamber of Commerce’s Young Arbitrator & ADR Forum, the Society for Construction Law, the Construction Adjudication Association of South Africa, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the International Bar Association.

​Diana Burger
Diana Burger is a senior associate in the construction team at Bowmans in Johannesburg. She advises on contentious and commercial matters in the construction, infrastructure and renewable energy sectors on various projects, with a particular focus on contract negotiations, dispute avoidance strategies and dispute proceedings. She is a member of the Construction Adjudication Association of South Africa.

5 and 6 December 2023 : 10:00 – 13:30Closing date for registrations: 4 December 2023Certification
All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.
Who should register?

Legal and other professionals, specifically dispute resolution lawyers, looking to improve their knowledge in Engineering and Construction Law.

Project managers or any person tasked with drafting, negotiating and managing construction contracts, claims and disputes.
Employers and contractors who require upskilling on the standard form engineering and construction contracts typically used, specifically those who also want to improve their skills in effective avoidance and/or management of claims and disputes.


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R1 420 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R2 190 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form)LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: ECC, your name, surname and cell number


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that we have received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the course at least 24 hours before the course starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the course page at least 20 min before it starts.
For more information about this online course contact Bettie Lubbe:

Email: | Tel No. 0124414670

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The course is conducted in English only.
  • The course will be delivered through MS TEAMS. Please ensure that you have MS TEAMS installed on your computer prior to the commencement of the course.
  • You will receive the material as well as the link to the course via email, +-24 hours before commencement of the course.  If you do not receive the said email, look in your junk mail folder. If it is not there, contact Bettie Lubbe on
  • No cancellations will be accepted after the course material and link have been shared. Participants who do not cancel timeously and/or fail to attend the course will forfeit the amount paid towards this course.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the course link and material are shared. No cancelation will be accepted after it has been made available and failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged.
  • LEAD might record the course for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the course.
  • LSSA/LEAD shall have the right in its sole discretion to postpone or cancel tuition in any programme initially advertised and offered based on insufficient demand. Should LSSA/LEAD cancel the proposed training, registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of the cancellation and all fees paid by the delegate will be refunded.

Course Dates


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 420 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 2 190 per person.

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