A Practical Approach of Recovering Retention Monies and Resolving Defective work Issues

Unlocking the Legal Implications of Retention Monies and Resolving Defective Works in Construction


Course Overview

Join our seminar on Retention Monies and Defective Works to gain comprehensive insights into the legal implications of retention monies and practical approaches to resolving issues related to defective works. Learn effective documentation and process management strategies, including handling practical issues with other contractors. Understand the operational aspects of the Security of Payment Act. Engage in case studies, discussions, and a Q&A session to enhance your knowledge and problem-solving skills to strengthen your skills in handling retention monies and addressing defective works.


Course Objective

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal implications surrounding retention monies and their significance in construction projects.

  • Acquire practical approaches to effectively resolve issues related to defective works, including assessment, rectification, and minimise dispute.

  • Develop effective documentation and process management strategies for handling retention monies and addressing defective works.

  • Familiarise yourself with the operational aspects of the Security of Payment Act and its impact on retention monies and defective work issues.


Course Outline

  • Definition Of retention monies, and Its Legal Implications

  • Resolving defective work issues, a practical approach

  • Documentation and process management with retention monies and defective work issues

  • Handling and resolving practical issues with other contractors on retention monies and defective work issues

  • Security Of Payment Act and Its Operations

  • Case Studies and Discussions


Target Audience

Project Representatives on Construction Projects, Project Managers, Contract Administrators, Architects, Engineers, Owners and supervisory and field management personnel. Building contractors and sub-contractors including specialist contractors


Course Fees (Incl GST)

SCAL member: $162.00

CIJC Member: $194.40

Non-member: $194.40


Speaker 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.


Course Brochure

Retention Monies and Defective Works



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 jiahao@scal-academy.com.sg

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