Pre-Contract Management in Construction

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Course Hours
4 hour course
In the near-term the Covid-19 Global Pandemic is likely to be the biggest global crises since the second world war and has demanded changes in behaviour today in the name of reducing suffering tomorrow. The implications for the way in which construction projects are licensed, designed, procured, built and commissioned in both the public and private sector are manifest.
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John Shenton is Vice Chair of the Dubai Hub and sits on the Middle East Hub, Business Development Board, and Novus Hub for the Chartered Institute of Building. John is a Chartered Construction Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Regional Contract Manager for Averda, the leading end-to-end waste management, treatment and recycling company in emerging markets. John holds a Master of Laws from Paris-Descartes and Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, a Master of Business Engineering from Stuttgart, and various professional memberships. The University of Stuttgart published John’s research into the cross-border finance of infrastructure projects in 2019. In his spare time John is a mentor to candidates seeking to achieve chartered status through the Chartered Institute of Building’s ‘Professional Review’ process.


Our online sessions will use the FIDIC suite of contracts to discuss the fundamentals of construction projects, construction contracts, and construction claims and how the COVID-19 Global Pandemic has changed our understanding of project procurement, liabilities, variations, and performance.

The 4 hour course will run on the 5 December 2022 and will cover the following topics:

• Project Management
• Subcontracting
• Variations
• Limitations of Liability

Each topic will be broken down into a one-hour lecture, with a FIDIC based case study, and a Q&A session.

Attendees on the course will develop an understanding of the licensing risks and design liabilities associated with constructing a built asset. Attendees that complete the course will be able to recommend strategies for the procurement, construction, and commissioning of construction projects in the post Covid-19 new normal.

Members of any organisation seeking to develop a built asset in the near to medium future would benefit from attending

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The COVID-19 Global Pandemic has changed our understanding of project procurement, liabilities, variations, and performance. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Distinguish different procurement methods.
  • Identify changes to a scope of work.
  • Understand design liability.
  • Analyse issues arising under contract.
  • Identify why issues in performance may occur.


This course has been developed for employers, consultants, contractors, specialists, and subcontractors working with the built environment. The content is relevant to those involved in the licensing, design, procurement, construction, and management of construction projects in both the public and private sectors.


The course will be delivered over four hours with each session broken down as follows:

• 45 minutes of online presentations
• 10 minutes of Q&A
• 5 minutes of study time

The sessions are designed to be interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions as John delivers each topic. If you are unable to attend a live session, you can submit questions in advance for John to address during the hour.


Course Delivery

Our courses are delivered using a platform called GoToWebinar, please follow the links below to test your system and download the software, prior to your course starting.



There is no assessment. Participants will receive a certificate of completion following completion of the course to evidence their continuous professional development.