Engineer to the Contract - 2 day workshop

Starts:  Aug 8, 2019 9:00 AM (NZST)
Ends:  Aug 9, 2019 4:00 PM (NZST)
Associated with  New Zealand


This more advanced two day-course covers the complex dual 'role' of the Engineer in the administering contracts let under NZS 3910.

We recommend that attendees have some previous training in construction contracts, such as the IPWEA NZ Engineer’s Representative and Contractor’s Representative course, or similar. The subtleties of the role are explored in relation to instructions, interpretation, certification, time, cost and quality decision making and for responses to claims and disputes.

Exercises, case studies and a multi-choice test are used to bed in knowledge and to share experiences. These successful workshops are not just a lecture, throughout the workshop delegates work in groups on practical examples.

Benefits of this course

  • Understanding the implications of the NZS 3910 definition of the role of the Engineer
  • Hearing about contractual disputes and decisions of the courts that helped define that role
  • Being aware of which functions can and should be delegated Learning about the importance of processes in payment certification, particularly in relation to the Construction Contracts Act’s requirements
  • Getting the best performance out of contractors
  • Understanding how to deal with and defuse disputes
  • What may need to be done if one of the parties to the contract defaults Understanding the ideas which feature in the recent revisions of NZ Standard Conditions of Contract NZS 3910 : 2013 and NZS 3916
You will leave this 2-day workshop with a good understanding of the topics covered, and comprehensive notes are provided for future reference. Please ensure you register early to avoid disappointment; workshops are limited to 30 delegates.

  • Non-member $1,395 + GST
  • Member $1,255.50 + GST
In the unlikely event of date postponement, IPWEA NZ recommend booking flexible travel.


Red Shield House
L11, 79 Boulcott St
Wellington, NZ 6011


Jodie O’Doherty
04 472 2389