Engineers Rep & Contractors Rep

Engineer's Representative & Contractor's Representative

This 2-day workshop is designed for those in the role of either Engineer's Representative or Contractor’s Representative under NZS3910 construction contracts, and those who aspire to these roles. More than a lecture, at regular intervals this workshop involves delegates working in groups on solutions to practical problems in contract administration. Delegates will gain a good understanding of the topics covered and comprehensive notes are provided for future reference, and are warned about potential errors and misunderstandings to avoid.

Both Engineer’s Representative training and Contractor’s Representative training are delivered in this workshop, because a mutual understanding of the two roles is important for each side, and many participants may find themselves alternating between these two roles during their career. This format has been well received by over 600 participants from local authority, consultant, contractor and subcontracting organisations and is IPWEA NZ’s most popular workshop.

Key Topics Explored

The workshop content has been updated and reformatted for 2018, taking account of the 2013 revisions of NZS 3910 conditions of contract, and publication of the new NZS 3916 for design and construct contracts. However for those organisations who are working on contracts let under NZS 3910: 2003 version, the workshop will cover how the old and new versions of the standard differ.


Andrew Brickell is a consulting civil engineer who trades under the business name of Enmore Consultancy Ltd, based in Auckland. He has over 50 years of experience in the construction industry, has worked on projects in 20 countries and is an experienced construction arbitrator. He represented ACENZ and Engineering NZ on the revision committee that produced NZS 3910, 3916 and 3917 and has also participated in FIDIC contracts task committees. He is a Fellow of Engineering NZ and has been a member of many other engineering organisations internationally,  including ICE, IPWEA, the Project Management Institute and the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ.

This workshop is accepted by the NZTA as part of the accreditation process for those in the role of Engineers Representative on NZTA projects.