Engineering and Construction Contracts

This course will provide you knowledge on how construction projects can be technically very complex and dynamic and involve a multitude of parties involving a fragmentation of responsibilities. Construction law underpins the construction process by creating a framework to regulate the actions of all parties involved. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles involved in forming

Who will benefit from this training?

Prepared and presented by an engineer and practising advocate with many years of experience. This course deals with the fundamental principles and issues involved with a practical focus. This provides participants with a solid foundation enabling them to successfully orientate themselves in this complex pervasive field and approach the drafting and letting of construction contracts equipped with relevant knowledge

Course content

  • The course will cover the following:
  • Definition and unique nature of a construction contract.
  • Types of construction contracts –
    •  lump sum contracts; and
    • cost contracts –
    • cost reimbursable; and
    • cost plus contracting.
    • target contract;
    • other forms; and
    • choice of contract.
  •  Common standard form contracts –
    • FDIC;
    • NEC;
    • JBCC; and
    • ECC.
  • Role of the professional team and the principle agent.
  • Letters of intent.
  • Construction programmes and method statements.
  • Construction guarantees.
  • Ownership of construction materials.
  • Time-barring and penalties.
  • Extensions of time.
  • Risk of loss or damage to work in progress.
  • Employer’s liability for harm caused by their contractor.
  • Concepts of design, materials, workmanship, defects and fitness for purpose.
  • Copyright in construction drawings.
  • Contractor’s lien and unjust enrichment.
  • Excluding and limiting liability.
  • Contractor’s insolvency.
  • Administration of construction contracts.
  • Construction dispute resolution.
  • International construction contracts.

Venues and dates

See brochure above for more details

Registration fee categories (including VAT):

  • Practising legal practitioners and other staff from attorney firms: R 3 700 per person.
  • Non-practising legal practitioners: R 5 240 per person.

Course facilitators

Gustav Weich comes from a consulting engineering background with 39 years of experience. In addition to being a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, he is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a Fellow of both the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) NPC and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited commercial mediator.

Course queries

Please contact Bettie Lubbe  | Tel: 012 441 4670 (direct) or 012 441 4600 (switchboard)

Course Dates

Midrand: 14 and 15 May 2020

The venue will be confirmed on confirmation of registration.

Lunch/tea/coffee will be provided.