Learning Style:
Recorded webinar
CPD hours:
1 CPD hour
  • Recorded webinar
    $80.00 incl. GST

Professional engineers often fulfil the role of ‘the engineer to the contract’ under a construction contract. As ‘the engineer’ your role may include supervising the work, certifying payment, deciding extension of time claims, variations, and related matters. This webinar considers some key provisions in standard construction contracts, and discusses the role served by ‘the engineer to the contract’ in applying these clauses. 

Learning outcomes

Delegates who attend this workshop will gain:

  • An understanding of who ‘the engineer’ is, and what role they serve.
  • Insight into whether ‘the engineer’ is intended to be an impartial decision maker, or the representative of their client, or both.
  • An understanding of extension of time clauses, and the role of the engineer in determining these.
  • An understanding of variations, and the engineer’s role in determining these.
  • Insight into what happens when the engineer’s decision is disputed.

Intended audience

  • Young engineers who wish to get an introduction to potential roles
  • Mid-career engineers who wish to expand their role
  • Senior engineers who wish to apply their experience in managing contracts 

Presenter information

Dr Giovanna Fenster

Dr Giovanna Fenster studied law in South Africa and has, for over two decades, been training, advising and consulting to the construction and engineering industries. Her workshops are lively, hands-on, and practical.