Managing Construction Contracts

Start time: 9:00am AEDT. Learn how to draft, interpret and manage contracts to ensure a construction project's success.
Managing Construction Contracts

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

As almost all construction projects involve contracts, poor contract management can cause significant problems.

This course introduces you to the specific characteristics of construction contracts. You'll learn about the complexities of managing risk, changes, and multiple stakeholders in a multi-tiered, long-term project.

Led by experienced legal professionals, this course shows you how to deal with typical issues arising under construction contracts, including:

  • change
  • scope creep
  • variations
  • delays
  • site conditions
  • non-performance
  • claims and dispute management.

The course also covers the Australian Standards for contracts (AS2124 and AS4000), with reference to recent case law interpretations of provisions or clauses.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • confidently read and interpret common construction contracts
  • deal with typical issues
  • know when and how to apply claims and clauses
  • understand how to comply with Australian law.


Learning outcomes

  • How to read and interpret common construction contracts
  • Understand issues specific to construction contracts
  • Manage common issues in construction contracts
  • Know when and how to apply claims and clauses
  • Understand Australian Standards for contracts
  • Understand and be able to comply with Australian law


Is this course for you?

This course suits engineers and related professionals with five to eight years of experience. It's useful for:

  • project managers
  • contract and procurement professionals
  • site staff
  • those new to construction project teams or management.



This workshop assumes significant industry experience and a basic understanding of contracts. For an introductory level contract course, we offer Contract Foundations.



Sean McCarthy
Sean McCarthy is a solicitor with extensive experience as a construction and general contracts advisor. He is also the Director of McCarthy Commercial and Construction Lawyers.

Sean worked in the building and construction industry for many years before completing his Master of Juris Doctor and transitioning to legal practice. As a lawyer, Sean has advised both government and private sector clients on a host of major projects and contract claims.

Sean is an active educator on construction matters. As a qualified training professional and experienced lawyer, he brings an enthusiastic and participative approach to his teaching.


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Please note: This workshop will be delivered over two 9.00am - 12.30pm AEDT sessions on 1-2 December 2021. To ensure the optimal learning experience, capacity is strictly limited to 18 participants - register early to avoid disappointment.

01 / 12 / 2021 09:00 am to 02 / 12 / 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Closes
26 / 11 / 2021 11:59 pm
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