Design and Construct Contracts under NZS 3916

When:  Oct 14, 2021 from 09:00 to 17:00 (NZST)
Associated with  New Zealand

About this course

This course is for those experienced in construction contracts who need to understand the differences between design and construction contracts, and how their roles are affected by these.

This course will ensure that you are better prepared for your design and construct contracts, whether as an engineer, a Principal or as a contractor.

While at first glance the NZS3916 document looks quite similar to NZS3910, it differs where necessary - to reflect the much wider role of a contractor in design and construct contracts, and the consequent changes to the role of the Engineer, risk allocation, business processes, variations and their valuation, risks and insurances, etc. This will all be explained in detail during the training. Participants will also be provided with a comprehensive guide for future reference, as well as some case studies on what works well and what doesn’t.

It is a single day event to reflect that attendees should preferably already have attended NZS 3910 construction contracts training.

Attendees should bring along a copy of the NZS 3916: 2013 standard booklet, which is available in hard copy or electronic format from

A limited number of 3916 copies may be available for temporary loan during the workshop.
NZS 3916 is copyright Standards NZ, 2013 but limited reproduction in workshop materials is licenced to the workshop presenter, Andrew Brickell of Enmore Consultancy Ltd.


Andrew Brickell is a very experienced construction contracts practitioner and presenter, who also covers other topics in IPWEA’s training programme (expanded upon in the course brochure.) Andrew was the IPENZ and ACENZ representative on the Standards NZ 3910 revision committee, so he is well placed to explain the reasons for the important changes introduced by the 2013 revisions.


  • Non-members: $695 ex GST
  • Members: $625.50 ex GST

Note: In the unlikely event of date postponement, IPWEA NZ recommend booking flexible travel, or hold off booking travel and accommodation until your course has been confirmed. will get you 10% off the current standard rate.


Palmerston North, NZ 6011


Jodie O’Doherty
4472 2389