Construction Law and Contracts

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Construction Law and Contracts

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INTRODUCTION

De-mystifying the principles of engineering and construction contracts

It is well-known that engineering and construction contract are a specialized type of contract. Drawing on his experience as an attorney and as senior legal adviser for many years to a major listed South African manufacturing Group of Companies and now as presenter of seminars in the South African engineering and construction industry, Hugh Lane will de-mystify many of the concepts peculiar to construction law and, in a practical way, assist avoid pitfalls for the unwary.

This seminar deals generically with engineering and construction contracts, and does not focus on any particular standard-form construction contract.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Those who negotiate, finance, draft, administer, work with, advise and litigate on engineering and construction contract, including engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, construction project managers and legal practitioners.

Aug 01 2022

Details

Start: 1 Aug
End: 2 Aug
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Venue

FULLY BOOKED

Seminar Content

  • Nature and basic types of construction contract
  • Terms implied by law
  • Formalities
  • Consumer protection
  • Choice of standard-form contracts
  • Correct use of letters of intent
  • Role of construction programmes and method statements
  • Useful insights into the concepts of design, materials, workmanship, defects and fitness for purpose
  • Implications of variations to the works
  • Insights into sub-contracting
  • Transfer of ownership of construction materials
  • Contractor's liens
  • Time-barring
  • Extensions of time
  • 'Mora'
  • Disruption
  • Risk of loss or damage to the work in progress
  • Completion
  • Employer's liability for harm caused by his contractor
  • Construction guarantees
  • Copyright in construction drawings
  • Benefits and risks of 'Hazop' studies
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Practical remedies for breach of contract
  • Penalties
  • Excluding and limiting liability
  • Demolition orders
  • Insolvency & Business Rescue
  • Adjudication & Arbitration as forms of dispute resolution