Fixed Term Services Contracts under NZS 3917

A training workshop for those with some experience in construction contracts, wanting to know what's different about fixed term services (such as operations and maintenance contracts).

While on the surface the NZS 3917 document looks similar to NZS 3910, it differs where it needs to, so as to reflect the different role of a contractor in providing operations and maintenance services on existing assets, to ensure good service delivery to owners and customers, and to explain the consequent changes to the role of the Engineer, which affect risk allocation, insurance, renewals, business processes, time issues and expiry and renewal, variations and their valuation, etc.

Make sure you are better prepared for your fixed term operations and maintenance contracts, whether you work as an engineer or a contractor, by attending this interesting workshop.

Attendees have preferably already attended NZS 3910 construction contracts training workshop.

Attendees should bring along a copy of the NZS 3917: 2013 standard booklet, available in hard or digital copy from
A limited number of copies may be available for temporary loan during the workshop.


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.