Contract Administration - Mechanisms, Glitches and Nightmares

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

An introduction to the mechanisms of Contract Administration (CA) under common lump sum building contracts for small to medium-sized projects. With particular emphasis on SW-2008, this session will also discuss the notable differences between the ABIC contract and AS2124/AS4000, including discussion regarding choice of contract. Interesting, problematic and hidden contract mechanisms will be highlighted, and there will be anecdotal examples of difficulties that have arisen, how they came about and how they were approached.

AACA Competency: Practice Management


Tanya Jones studied Architecture at UWA, graduating in 1993. Tanya’s 20+ years of architectural experience has included time in small, medium and large architectural practice, several years as a Project Manager and several years managing the Southwest office of Gresley Abas. Tanya’s main area of interest and expertise lies in the legal and contractual aspects of project delivery, including but not limited to Contract Administration. Tanya currently performs a senior contract admin role at Gresley Abas, providing executive oversight to most of the projects as they proceed to and whilst on site. Her main focus involves mentoring staff through CA, with a view to improving profitability and the quality of delivery during this phase of the project, whilst minimising staff stress and burnout.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Classify the framework of contract mechanisms embedded within SW-2008, AS2124 and AS4000, generally, and the Superintendent’s role in administering the contact
  • Recognise how the mechanisms vary between the three contracts being discussed and how these differences affect the practical application of the contract mechanisms during CA
  • Apply tasks and workflows throughout CA, in relation to Project Start-up, Time, Payment, Practical Completion and Defects
  • Identify difficult and challenging contract clauses and common CA misinterpretations and pitfalls

    National Competency Standards in Architecture

    Practice Management


    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

    Pricing is inclusive of GST.

    Published on: 29/06/2017

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