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Certification Course on Construction Law and Contracts

Event code: 76052

This certification course provides an understanding of construction contracts. It examines the principles that are involved, the terms and conditions and the administration of contracts at various stages of a construction project.
Case studies will be discussed during the sessions to broaden the participants’ knowledge of construction law.


Formation of Contracts
• Offer, acceptance & consideration
• Oral and written contracts
• Tenders and award of contracts

Construction Contract Standard Forms
• Contractual models
• Development of standard forms
• Standard forms: PSSCOC, SIACOC & REDAS

Claims for Variations
• Variation provisions in a contract
• Scope of power to vary
• Valuation issues

Payments and Certification
• Obligation to pay
• Function of a certifier
• Nature of interim certificates

Time-related Claims
• Time obligations
• Liquidated damages
• Concept of “prevention”
• Prolongation and disruption of claims and completion

Liability for Construction Defects
• Warranties for quality
• Damages and economic loss
• Termination under Contract & General Law

Adjudication and Security of Payment
• Outline of the regime
• Preparation of payment claims
• Preparation of payment response
• Adjudication – its preparation, application and proceeding

• Nominated and domestic subcontractors
• Obligation of subcontractors
• Payments, set-off, extension of time and termination

Litigation and Arbitration
• Comparison of processes and managing of legal costs
• Selecting a legal counsel


Edwin is an accredited adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a member of the Construction Adjudication Accreditation Committee, an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the National University of Singapore, author of Building Contract Law in Singapore, and one of the general editors of the annual Singapore Construction Adjudication Review.

MR CHRISTOPHER CHUAH, LL.B. (HONS) - Head of WongPartnership’s Infrastructure, projects & construction practice and partner in the China practice
Mr Chuah has been appointed to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Main Panel of Arbitrators and is an accredited Adjudicator.

MS MONICA NEO, LLB (Hons) London, Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Commissioner for Oaths (Singapore), F.S.I.Arb, M.C.I.Arb - Partner, Chan Neo LLP
Monica’s legal practice is focused on construction and construction-related matters, acting as Counsel and sole Arbitrator in construction disputes. She is also involved in numerous adjudications and all forms of construction dispute resolutions. She has lectured at the Singapore and Temasek Polytechnics and tutored at the School of Architecture, NUS. She has written a number of books and/or commentaries on construction law and construction contracts. She has been described as being “respected” in the Projects and Energy sector in the 2008/2009 edition of Asia Pacific Legal 500.


Certificate of Successful Completion (CSC) will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement and passed the required assessment.

Architects, quantity surveyors, practicing engineers, builders and construction professionals.

30th Run: To be advised
(Assessment on last evening)

Duration: 12 evenings (36 hours)
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: BCA Academy
Fee (incl of GST): S$2,050.00
Refreshments will be provided for all sessions except Assessment day.

In keeping with our green and sustainable practices,
course notes will be available in e-format.


PEB^: Pending
BOA-SIA: Pending
SILA: Pending

^Note: PDUs will be displayed in two parts on PEB website if the course duration straddles over two Qualifying Period (QP) for PE to apply for Practicing Certificate.

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