CA-002: Building Quality in Construction Contract Administration

Introduction

It is essential for construction managers to understand the principles and practices of contract administration for construction projects. This course emphasizes the role of the contract administrator in prevention of problems rather than fixing them. It covers the typical procedures and practices. The course takes participants through a journey covering project stages focusing on quality at each stage from contract award through to warranty inspection and end of the warranty period. The course is a MUST to help participants in developing confidence in their construction management skills leading to advancement in their construction career.

Workshop Description

It is essential for construction managers to understand the principles and practices of contract administration for construction projects. This course emphasizes the role of the contract administrator in prevention of problems rather than fixing them. It covers the typical procedures and practices. The course takes participants through a journey covering project stages focusing on quality at each stage from contract award through to warranty inspection and end of the warranty period. The course is a MUST to help participants in developing confidence in their construction management skills leading to advancement in their construction career.

Who Should Attend

Owners’ representatives, architects, consulting engineers, specification writers, architectural and engineering technologists, building inspectors and safety officials, contractors and subcontractors, project managers, construction managers and site representatives, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and anyone who is involved in construction disputes and claims. It is also suitable for anyone wishing to develop the necessary administrative skills for advancement to a senior construction contract administrator.

Learning Objectives

To assist participants augment their skills to apply proven administrative principles and techniques to their construction projects.

  • Find out how various types of project delivery methods will impact your responsibilities as contract administrator.
  • Apply proven administrative principles and techniques to your construction projects from pre-construction through project close out and warranty period.
  • Become more familiar with the construction start-up procedures, and how they set the tone for the quality of subsequent work.
  • Discover the importance of accurate record keeping and personal diary.
  • Learn how to achieve project success by keeping construction projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Avoid claims through effective and proper documentation and communication.
  • Increase your understanding of the roles and responsibilities for construction safety.
  • Become aware of your role as the construction administrator in preventing contract claims.

Delivery Approach and Methodology

The workshop is a mixture of lecturing and interactive group discussion of real projects to reinforce the understanding of selected important contract administration issues.

The Workshop is designed to be delivered in a two-day module; however it can be customized depending on the needs of the client (workshops can be compressed into one day or expanded to three days). It is recommended to also attend the Construction Contract Administration Workshop

Communication Skills Survivor Toolbox

Participants will receive as handouts a collection of standard letters, check lists, and meeting agendas, etc.

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