Understanding NZS3917:2013 Conditions of Contract: Fixed Term


With the increasing use of NZS 3917 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering - Fixed term, NZ IHT is pleased to introduce a two-day course focused solely on NZS3917.

The course is presented from a practical and ‘hands-on’ point of view for Principals, Consultants and Contractors regarding how to manage and administer fixed term contracts under NZS3917.

The course is designed for people not familiar with NZS 3910, as it covers a lot of the same material in the popular NZS 3910 course.


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2 day course.

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Fiona Knight

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$895 +GST per person

note; minimum numbers are required before a course is confirmed

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Topics include

  • A complete overview of NZS3917:2013 
  • Types of contracts
  • Contractor and Client obligations
  • Role of the Engineer / Engineer’s representative
  • Variations and how to value them
  • Extensions of time 
  • Disputes
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Understand NZS3917:2013 as a whole and the issues for all three parties - the Principal, the Contractor and the Engineer to the Contract
  • Be familiar with different types of contracts and how the tender documents fit into the contract
  • Understand how to develop and maintain the programme
  • Understand the different requirements for remedying defects
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Who should attend

The course is suitable for people who have little or no experience with NZS3917, as well as those who already use it but need to understand it better.  The course is designed for people involved with contracts in the building, construction, utilities, landscaping, civil engineering and roading sectors, as covered by the Construction Contracts Act 2002.

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