Effective Construction Contracting Management

To provide a forum where contractors, owners, consulting engineers can understand the practical and legal basis of contracting from each other's perspective for the general benefit of the construction industry


The construction industry is a global, dynamic and innovative industry that delivers buildings and infrastructure for all aspects of commercial and domestic activity. This dynamic and innovative industry is faced with safety challenges on a project by project and day to day basis. Excellence in Health and safety management is therefore a key requirement of construction industry professional practice.

There is an increasing awareness of the need to operate and control construction contracts (big or small) more efficiently, as promoters of such projects become more knowledgeable and demanding. An understanding of the contract clauses underlying the project is a widely publicized requirement for the successful project manager. Owners, consultants and contractors are all involved.

Weakness in contract control generally stems from the absence of foolproof procedures and poor communication. This seminar aims to show how (a) how these deficiencies can be overcome, (b) the obligations of each participant in these activities, (c) how the disputes (practical and legal issues) related to construction contracts, both on public and private projects can be addressed and focuses on developing skills for making a balanced and fair interpretation.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to interpret clauses, and analyze in the contracts, and get the project completed on time and within budget.
  • Develop the ability and confidence to take control over contract administration in your organization and have a real impact on your bottom line.
  • Discover how to optimize contract performance and results in today’s tough, competitive environment.
  • Create win-win situations and develop workable plans, and translate them into expedient action.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the contract management techniques including contract legality, constructability and the settlements of claims.
  • Improve your skills in dealing with changes.

Who Should Attend

Contractors, engineers, owners, field administrators, project managers, consulting engineers, construction inspectors, government agencies. This seminar will also be interest to anyone seeking a better understanding of some of the most popular tools used in contracting world today.

Course Outline

Contracting System
Contracting Process

Design Process
Design-Build Process
Contract Administration and OSHA
Changes and Extra
Impact Cost
Delays and Acceleration
Commissioning-Completion and Acceptance

Dispute Resolution & Settlement of Contractor’s Claim
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Workshop 3
Workshop 4
Workshop 5

Seminar Leader

Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is a President and CEO of Global Educational and Consulting Services (GECS) and is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research & development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 475+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.

Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario, and holds various professional certifications {Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in 2011.

Mr. Kumar is served as a Chair, President, Sr. Vice-President-Operations and Director-Marketing and Professional Development portfolios for PMI Lakeshore chapter and presently serving in Ethics Review Committee (ERC) of PMI Global and providing caching and mentoring to PMI members. Mr. Kumar is actively involved since 1996 with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and is serving in various committees and boards (Discipline, Equity & Diversity and Experience Requirements). Since 2007, Rishi is providing coaching and mentoring services to PEO Mississauga as a Chairperson. He supports the mentorship programs offered by various non-profit organizations (CESO, Ontario Works-Peel Region, Skills for Change, ACCES Employment, DBNS and CMC) in GTA since 1994.