Council for Aluminium in Building

Contractual awareness

Subject to availability additional places are available and charged at £75 +VAT per person The cost for non-members is £300 + VAT per person.

Details of the next seminar can be found here

1. JCT and NEC contracts explained

Summary:

Delegates will be given an overview of the two main forms of contracts used in the UK, and the pitfalls that they need to watch out for.

Subjects covered will include:

• Contract formation
• Communications
• Dealing with changes in scope
• Dealing with delays and prolongation costs
• Payment

2. Successful pre and post contract administration

Summary:

Delegates will be given an overview on formation of contract in the morning while the afternoon session will concentrate on post contract issues.

Subjects covered will include:

Morning session
• Introduction to formation of contract
• How a contract is formed (battle of the forms!)
• Invitation to tender
• The quotation (qualifications and assumptions)
• Post tender negotiations including the pre-contract meeting
• Letters of Intent
• Express / implied terms
• Contracts executed as a deed or under hand

Afternoon session
• Third party rights
• Correspondence and communication clauses
• Record keeping and notices
• Time – what should a contract contain
• An introduction to claims for time and money (covering extensions of time, prolongation costs and liquidated damages)
• Payment under the Construction Act 2009 and covering related issues such as discount and retention


3. Formation of Contracts and General Contract Conditions

This seminar is vital for anyone who is involved in forming contracts. The early sessions focus on the formation of a contract and introduce the basic concepts of contract law as it applies to construction contract matters. This includes areas from invitation to tender to acceptance and contract agreement, including issues such as letters of intent, express and implied terms and the status of quotations. The later sessions will focus more the contents of a typical contract including design, time, payment, discount and retention.

The seminar covers:
• Introduction to formation of contract
• How a contract is formed (battle of the forms!)
• Invitation to tender
• The quotation (qualifications and assumptions)
• Post tender negotiations including the pre-contract meeting
• Letters of Intent
• Express / implied terms
• Contracts executed as a deed or under hand
• Third party rights
• Time – what should a contract contain
• Correspondence and communication clauses
• Record keeping and notices
• Payment under the Construction Act 2009 and covering related issues such as discount and retention (brief summary covered later in context of JCT / NEC)

4. Pre and Post Contractual Issues

The morning seminar will cover areas such as:
• Reviewing terms and conditions
• Securing the Contract

This will be relevant to a host of office based staff including estimators.

The afternoon seminar will look at post contract management and will cover essential commercial knowledge for site managers and contractors.

For further detail contact Julie Harley at julie.harley@c-a-b.org.uk