Fundamentals of Construction Contract Administration for Project Administrators

This fundamentals course is a must have for ALL individuals from prime contractors offices and subcontractors offices, project owners and consultants offices who administer construction contracts, either CCDC format or customized. Contract Administration requires a commitment to best practices that reduce conflict, improve negotiated outcomes, and offer the project the ultimate probablility for success between the boardroom table where contracts are executed and the field where they are performed. Through this course we will take a deep dive into the following:

  • Submittals
  • Giving Notices in Writing
  • Payment Processing
  • Identification and Coordination of Contract Documents
  • Witholding of Payments
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Change Orders and Change Protocols
  • Authority of the Consultant
  • Review and Inpection of the Work
  • Defective Work

Upon completion of the course, attendees will approach contract administration with more confidence, insight and practical application of terms and conditions, including evaluating supplementary conditions effect on standardized General Conditions.

This course is ideal for: New contract administrators, interior designers, buyers of contruction services and intern architects and engineers in training.

Oct. 3 & 10, 2023 Tue. 1pm – 4pm ET
Instructor-led Live Webinar
Derek A. Smith
TCA member:
INSTRUCTOR: Derek A. Smith

A trained design professional for over 15 years, Derek has collaborated on over $300 million in built or contemplated ICI and residential projects. As the CEO of the London & District Construction Association (2007-2012) he acted as employer bargaining agent to General Contractors and Civil Contractors in a successful strike free round (2010). He also chaired the Construction Lien Act Task Force for the Council of Ontario Construction Associations, and is the Executive Officer of the Stratford & Area Builders Association, the largest per capital residential builders association in Canada.