Understanding and Interpreting Construction Contracts

Learn how to understand and interpret construction contracts


Course Overview

  • The webinar will teach how construction contracts should be interpreted.

  • The webinar will look in detail at the various clauses of dispute, payment claim, variation claim and other major clauses

  • Practical Exercises and Discussions will also be used to discuss with participants on how construction contracts should be interpreted.


Course Outline

  • The Key Definitions of Construction Contracts

  • Examining Types of Construction Contracts

  • Rights and Obligations of The Different Types of Contracts (Employer Main Contactor and Subcontractor)

  • Understanding The Role of The Certifier Examining all the various clauses in the contract

  • The role and responsibilities of the different parties


Who should attend

  • Practitioners of the real estate, building and construction industry such as developers, quantity surveyors, managing agents, project managers, superintending officers.

  • Architects, engineers, construction managers, building managers, contracts managers.

  • Building contractors and sub-contractors including specialist contractors and suppliers of construction materials and products.


Course Fees

Fee (inclusive of GST):

SCAL member: $162.00

CIJC member: $194.40

Non-member: $194.40


Trainer Profile

David Shanmugam

David has an LLB (Honours) from the University of London and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University. Mr. David Shanmugam has many years of legal practice in the private sector and is presently working in a legal firm. He is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He regularly conducts legal seminars and workshops for Directors, HR and Finance professionals on business and company law as well as various practical legal issues faced by corporate individuals. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including commercial company matters. Over the years, he has also conducted many in-house trainings for high profile corporate clients.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 3.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This webinar is not eligible for funding.


PDU: 3 Units

CET: 3 Hours

CPAS: 3 Units


Course Brochure

Understanding and Interpreting Construction Contracts



An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Ms Tan Wei Xuan at 67939020 or email weixuan@scal-academy.com.sg

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