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Dispute Settlement in Construction Contracts

Explore why construction contracts can become caught up in disputes.

Dispute Settlement in Construction Contracts
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Learn how to manage disputes in contracts

The short course provides opportunities for you to learn about common legal risks and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms that exist in the construction industry.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about contractual provision of disputes settlement, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and variation management.

What topics will you cover?

  • Dispute settlement in construction contracts

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore variation management in JCT and NEC
  • Develop an understanding of valuing of variation in NEC and JCT
  • Explore payment procedures in JCT and NEC3
  • Explore case laws relating to adjudication, arbitration and litigation
  • Explore case laws relating to adjudication, arbitration and litigation
  • Develop an understanding of dispute settlement in various standard forms of contract and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at students looking to gain knowledge of how to manage disputes when negotiating contracts within the construction industry.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Senior Lecturer Quantity Surveying/Project Management
Course Director BSc (HON) Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management
Faculty of Engineering & Computing Coventry University

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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