Understanding NZS3915, NZS3916 and NZS3917

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Do you know the requirements for intellectual property contained in NZS3916:2013 (Design and Construct)?

Do you understand the different requirements for remedying defects under NZS3917: 2013 (Fixed Term)?  

Do you know what the responsibilities for the Principal are under NZS3915 where there is no ‘Engineer’ to the Contract?

These are just some examples of the differences from NZS3910:2013.    

This course, from a practical and ‘hands-on’ point of view, will benefit Clients, Consultants and Contractors wanting to know the differences between these two standards and NZS3910, the General Conditions of Contract.  It is designed for people who are already familiar with NZS3910:2013.

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0.5 day course.

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Fiona Knight

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$395 + GST per person

(minimum numbers required before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include


  • Overview of each standard NZS3915, NZS3916 and NZS3917
  • Points of difference from NZS3910
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Use course notes as an up to date reference for managing contracts 
  • Understand the key content of NZS3915:2005. NZS3916:2013 and NZS3917:2013
  • Be familiar with the similarities and differences with NZS3910:2013
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Who should attend

Contract and Project Managers, supervisors, engineers'/contractors' representatives, as well as experienced personnel wishing to improve their knowledge of these specialist contracts.

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Presenter information

Fiona is a qualified and award-winning training presenter who has been actively involved in training since 2000, with clients across a wide range of sectors including the NZ Contractors' Federation, Fulton Hogan and Downer.  An experienced training facilitator in leadership, management, communications and contract administration, she has been an active participant in the NZQA TROC review of Business qualifications, and the Worksafe Review for the Code of Practice for Excavations and Shafts. From being project leader for the development of Transit NZ's Project Evaluation Manual and Competitive Pricing Procedures in the 1990s, Fiona went on to manage a range of projects within Transit NZ as a second-level manager within the executive team. Fiona's skills lie in presenting complex topics in plain English, with examples and exercises to challenge participants and ensure retention of learned material.  Her qualifications include a BA in Mathematics, a post-graduate Diploma in Education (Guidance), a Master of Public Policy, and National Certificate in Adult Education.  Fiona is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and current chair of its Awards Committee

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