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Construction Contracts for Non-Legal Professionals

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

The construction industry is becoming increasingly formal and contractual, and it has never been more important for everyone involved in the industry to understand the risks, obligations and administration requirements contained in construction contracts.  

This CPD certified course will provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the legal jargon contained in the various types of contracts used in the construction industry and more importantly, what they mean for the day to administration of contracts on site. It will focus on industry specific issues and the principles that underpin contracts in the construction sector. It will also give delegates a relevant introduction to contract law and some guides to clear drafting. 

All attendees will receive a highly informative course pack to refer back to at any time, gain valuable CPD points and can engage in an informative Q & A on the day.  

Course Content

  • Introduction to contracts and contract law and general contract administration

  • Understanding legal terminology 

  • Key Administration Clauses in Construction Contracts: 

    • Extension of Time

    • Liquidated Damages

    • Variations

    • Claims

  • Sub-contractors, suppliers and third parties 

  • Problem areas: Late payment, Force Majeure etc.

  • Security Documentation:

    • Bonds

    • Parent Company Guarantees

  • Collateral Warranties and Vesting Certificates

  • Remedies for Breach of Contract

Who Should Attend?

This course would be of interest to those who are currently working with any construction contracts whether standard (e.g. Public Works, RIAI, EI, NEC etc) or (as is increasingly the case) bespoke. Relevant to Contractors, Sub-contractors, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Owners, Procurement and Commercial Professionals and to anyone else looking to better understand the basic principles underpinning construction contracts.


On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This course costs €395 (Early-bird) normal rate is €465. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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