Recent Updates and Developments in Construction Law

Construction Law Seminar: Latest Updates on Variations, Delay Claims, Force Majeure, Damages, and More


The seminar will review and explore recent updates and developments in construction law. Topics of interest include issues relating to Variations, analysis of Delay Claims, Claims for Extensions of Time, and in particular, the interpretation of force majeure clauses, and calculation of Damages relating to defects and Liquidated damages.



To give construction law practitioners a timely update regarding the state of construction law in Singapore. Specifically, the seminar will review and examine instructive cases from the High Court and Appellate Division of the High Court regarding questions that may have plagued construction industry players.



  • Contract formation.

  • “Back-to-back” contracts.

  • Variation of contracts.

  • Delay claims.

  • Extensions of time.

  • Certification of completion.

  • Architect’s skill as contract administrator.

  • Liquidated damages and general damages.

  • Construction defects.

  • Suspension of works.

  • Operation of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.


Target Audience

Contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, safety officers and personnel.


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL member: $162.00

CIJC member: $194.40

Non-member: $194.40


Speaker Profile

Christopher Chuah

Partner, Wong Partnership LLP and President, Chartered Institute of Building, Singapore (CIOB)

Christopher Chuah is a Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice and Partner in the International Arbitration, China and Myanmar Practices of Wong Partnership LLP. In January 2018, Christopher was amongst the inaugural batch of select practitioners to be appointed Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law for his years of experience in construction matters. He was amongst the first batch of adjudicators to be accredited under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B, 2006 Rev Ed). He is also a member of the Construction Adjudication Accreditation Committee and co-editor of the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review. Christopher has also acted as leading counsel in many landmark construction cases. He is also an adjunct professor in Construction Law at the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore.

Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 3.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This online learning is not eligible for funding.

Course Brochure

Recent Updates and Developments in Construction Law



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 Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email

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