Effective Construction Contracting Management (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.
The construction industry is a global, dynamic and innovative industry that delivers buildings and infrastructure for all aspects of commercial and domestic activity. This dynamic and innovative industry is faced with safety challenges on a project by project and day to day basis. Excellence in Health and safety management is therefore a key requirement of construction industry professional practice.
There is an increasing awareness of the need to operate and control construction contracts (big or small) more efficiently, as promoters of such projects become more knowledgeable and demanding. An understanding of the contract clauses underlying the project is a widely publicized requirement for the successful project manager. Owners, consultants and contractors are all involved.
Weakness in contract control generally stems from the absence of foolproof procedures and poor communication. This seminar aims to show how (a) how these deficiencies can be overcome, (b) the obligations of each participant in these activities, (c) how the disputes (practical and legal issues) related to construction contracts, both on public and private projects can be addressed and focuses on developing skills for making a balanced and fair interpretation.
How You Will Benefit
  • Learn how to interpret clauses, and analyze in the contracts, and get the project completed on time and within budget.
  • Develop the ability and confidence to take control over contract administration in your organization and have a real impact on your bottom line.
  • Discover how to optimize contract performance and results in today’s tough, competitive environment.
  • Create win-win situations and develop workable plans, and translate them into expedient action.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the contract management techniques including contract legality, constructability and the settlements of claims.
  • Improve your skills in dealing with changes.
Who Should Attend
Contractors, engineers, owners, field administrators, project managers, consulting engineers, construction inspectors, government agencies. This seminar will also be interest to anyone seeking a better understanding of some of the most popular tools used in contracting world today.

Rishi Kumar

Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 475+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.

Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario, and holds various professional certifications {Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in 2011.

Mr. Kumar has served as a Chair, President, Sr. Vice-President-Operations and Director-Marketing and Professional Development portfolios for PMI Lakeshore chapter and presently serves in the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of PMI Global, providing caching and mentoring to PMI members. Mr. Kumar is actively involved with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) since 1996, and serves in various committees and boards (Discipline, Equity Diversity and Experience Requirements). Since 2007, Rishi is providing coaching and mentoring services to PEO Mississauga as a Chairperson. He supports the mentorship programs offered by various non-profit organizations (CESO, Ontario Works-Peel Region, Skills for Change, ACCES Employment, DBNS and CMC) in GTA since 1994.

Day One
Unit 1 Contracting System
  • Project Life Cycle
  • What is a Contract?
  • Unit 2 Contracting Process
  • Requirement Cycle
  • Requisition Cycle
  • Solicitation Cycle
  • Award Cycle
  • Contractual Cycle
Unit 3 Design Process
  • Discussion
  • The Construction Team
  • Interpreting the Contract Documents
  • Problematic Clause Analysis
  • Constructability
  • Liability to the Owner
  • Liability to the Contractor
Unit 4 Design-Build Process
  • Discussion
  • Guidelines for Design-Build Method
Unit 5 Communication
  • Methods and Importance of Communication
  • Communication between Parties to the Contract
  • Site Documents and Records
  • Purpose and conduct of Meetings
Unit 6 Constructability
  • What is Constructability?
  • Implementation Roadmap
  • Barriers/Current Practices
  • How can you implement?
Day Two
Unit 7 Contract Administration and OSHA
  • Legislation and Due diligence
  • Elements of Due Diligence
  • Environmental Requirements
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Defining Responsibilities
  • Contracting for Services
  • Contracting for Construction work
  • OHSA – Incident Reporting
  • Case Study
  • What Employers Can Do
Unit 8 Changes and Extra
  • Sources of Change
  • Impact on the Project
  • Change Evaluation
Unit 9 Impact Cost
  • Classes of Impact Costs
  • Pricing Techniques
  • Case Study
Unit 10 Delays and Acceleration
  • Time is of the essence?
  • The significance of the owner supplied schedule
  • How much freedom do contractors have in scheduling their work?
  • Error in the Tender schedule
  • Is schedule update sufficient as notice?
  • Who is responsible for delays and delay costs?
  • The acceleration factor
  • The principle of mitigating damages
  • Quantifying delay claims
Unit 11 Commissioning-Completion and Acceptance
  • Objectives
  • Commissioning Organization
  • Steps in Commissioning
  • Completion and Acceptance
Unit 12 Dispute Resolution & Settlement of Contractor’s Claim
  • Dispute Avoidance
  • General Background to Claims
  • Types of Claims
  • Procedural Aspects
  • Preparation of Claims
  • Additional Cost for Loss or Expense
  • Disruption of the Works resulting from Change Orders
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Liquidated Damages
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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

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Macintosh based attendees
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Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

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