Construction Disputes - Part 1 - An Introduction

Construction Disputes and Dispute Resolution in Construction Projects


Course Overview

Construction projects comprise a diversity of interests of many parties including the developer, main contractor, sub-contractors and professionals which interact to create a completed project.

Inevitably, over time, there can be disputes and disagreement about the interpretation of terms and conditions of the contracts including indemnity clause, extension of time and progressive payments, etc. If not resolved in time, the disputes and disagreement can become very costly in terms of time lost, opportunity costs, legal costs, etc.


Course Objective

This course gives an overview of the nature of construction disputes and dispute resolution processes of negotiation and mediation for construction projects.


Course Outline

Nature of Construction Disputes and Disagreement Dispute resolution processes of

  • Negotiation

  • Mediation

  • Case Study


Course Outcome

  • Be aware of the nature of disputes in Construction Projects

  • understand the dispute resolution processes of negotiation and mediation

  • Know how to handle dispute peacefully and effectively and be able to apply the concept in their work


Target Audience

The workshop will be useful to technical executives, supervisors, project managers, project coordinators, contract administrators, architects, quantity surveyors, company directors, developers, safety practitioners, professional engineers and engineers who are working in the construction industry.


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL member: $275.40

CIJC member: $324.00

Non-member: $324.00


Trainier profile

Er HC Lim

BEng (EE), MSc (IE), LLB (Hons), BSc (Economics) Hons, P.Eng, C.Eng, Sr MIES, MIET, ACS, ACG

Er HC Lim is Principal Consultant of Pinnacle Engineering and Management Consultancy, a translator, an advisor for parties in adjudication as well as a certified ACTA trainer and assessor.

He also holds DipBA, SDipECT, SDipFMA, ADipMD, CDipAF and GCIA.

He was Director (Contracts) of the Network Development Division, SP PowerGrid before venturing into training and management consultancy services. He has had more than 30 years' experience in the transmission and distribution network development, operations and maintenance, street lighting operations, management of safety and security units and support services for the company's operation.

In dispute resolution aspect, he is a SOP accredited adjudicator, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator of SISV Panel of Mediators.

Course Duration

1.0 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 7.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information


SDU: 7 Units 

PDU: 6 Units

CET: 6 Hours

Course Brochure

Construction Disputes: Part 1 - An introduction



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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