Distance - Effective Construction Contracting Management (1.2 CEUs)


  • Looking for professional development but do not have the time to take off from work?

  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

  • This may be your ideal Professional Development course!

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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

The construction industry is a global, dynamic and innovative industry that delivers buildings and infrastructure for all aspects of commercial and domestic activity. This dynamic and innovative industry is faced with safety challenges on a project by project and day to day basis. Excellence in Health and safety management is therefore a key requirement of construction industry professional practice.
There is an increasing awareness of the need to operate and control construction contracts (big or small) more efficiently, as promoters of such projects become more knowledgeable and demanding. An understanding of the contract clauses underlying the project is a widely publicized requirement for the successful project manager. Owners, consultants and contractors are all involved.
Weakness in contract control generally stems from the absence of foolproof procedures and poor communication. This seminar aims to show how (a) how these deficiencies can be overcome, (b) the obligations of each participant in these activities, (c) how the disputes (practical and legal issues) related to construction contracts, both on public and private projects can be addressed and focuses on developing skills for making a balanced and fair interpretation.
How You Will Benefit
  • Learn how to interpret clauses, and analyze in the contracts, and get the project completed on time and within budget.
  • Develop the ability and confidence to take control over contract administration in your organization and have a real impact on your bottom line.
  • Discover how to optimize contract performance and results in today’s tough, competitive environment.
  • Create win-win situations and develop workable plans, and translate them into expedient action.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the contract management techniques including contract legality, constructability and the settlements of claims.
  • Improve your skills in dealing with changes.
Who Should Attend
Contractors, engineers, owners, field administrators, project managers, consulting engineers, construction inspectors, government agencies. This seminar will also be interest to anyone seeking a better understanding of some of the most popular tools used in contracting world today. 

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Rishi Kumar


Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is a President and CEO of Global Educational and Consulting Services (GECS) and is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research & development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program, and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 600+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.
Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario and holds various professional certifications {certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association in 2011.


Unit 1 Contracting System
  • Project Life Cycle
  • What is a Contract?
  • Unit 2 Contracting Process
  • Requirement Cycle
  • Requisition Cycle
  • Solicitation Cycle
  • Award Cycle
  • Contractual Cycle
Unit 3 Design Process
  • Discussion
  • The Construction Team
  • Interpreting the Contract Documents
  • Problematic Clause Analysis
  • Constructability
  • Liability to the Owner
  • Liability to the Contractor
Unit 4 Design-Build Process
  • Discussion
  • Guidelines for Design-Build Method
Unit 5 Communication
  • Methods and Importance of Communication
  • Communication between Parties to the Contract
  • Site Documents and Records
  • Purpose and conduct of Meetings
Unit 6 Constructability
  • What is Constructability?
  • Implementation Roadmap
  • Barriers/Current Practices
  • How can you implement?
Unit 7 Contract Administration and OSHA
  • Legislation and Due diligence
  • Elements of Due Diligence
  • Environmental Requirements
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Defining Responsibilities
  • Contracting for Services
  • Contracting for Construction work
  • OHSA – Incident Reporting
  • Case Study
  • What Employers Can Do
Unit 8 Changes and Extra
  • Sources of Change
  • Impact on the Project
  • Change Evaluation
Unit 9 Impact Cost
  • Classes of Impact Costs
  • Pricing Techniques
  • Case Study
Unit 10 Delays and Acceleration
  • Time is of the essence?
  • The significance of the owner supplied schedule
  • How much freedom do contractors have in scheduling their work?
  • Error in the Tender schedule
  • Is schedule update sufficient as notice?
  • Who is responsible for delays and delay costs?
  • The acceleration factor
  • The principle of mitigating damages
  • Quantifying delay claims
Unit 11 Commissioning-Completion and Acceptance
  • Objectives
  • Commissioning Organization
  • Steps in Commissioning
  • Completion and Acceptance
Unit 12 Dispute Resolution & Settlement of Contractor’s Claim
  • Dispute Avoidance
  • General Background to Claims
  • Types of Claims
  • Procedural Aspects
  • Preparation of Claims
  • Additional Cost for Loss or Expense
  • Disruption of the Works resulting from Change Orders
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Liquidated Damages
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Workshop 5

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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