Build your understanding of contract management in construction
On this short course, you will have the chance to explore the contract management process in the context of construction. The course offers insight into contractual mechanisms and procedures at both pre-construction and construction stages.
During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of the formation of a contract in English law, explore the rights and obligations of parties, and get to know the role of the contract administrator and project manager in a construction contract.
What topics will you cover?
Formation of a contract in English law and the impact of terms and representations on the construction professional
Rights and obligations of parties and the role of the contract administrator and project manager in a construction contract
Procurement routes/strategies and standard forms of contract with reference to JCT 2016 and NEC3
Types of contract – lump sum, measurement, and cost reimbursement – JCT family, NEC family
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the principals involved in the formation of contracts
- Explain the nature of construction contracts
- Explore the processes involved in tendering contracts
- Develop an understanding of the procurement strategies involved in construction
- Develop an understanding of the parties involved in a construction contract
- Describe how to manage contractual relationships
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone keen to build their understanding of contract management and how to form contracts in English law.
Please note that the individuals listed below under the title ‘Who will you learn with?’ may be subject to change.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!