Mastering Construction & Engineering Contracts

(GCC 2015, 3rd Edition)


This two-day training event will cover the GCC 2015 contract as well as the new GCC Subcontract and provide an overview of the new Simplified Form of the GCC, describing how the Subcontract relates to the main contract and what the Simplified Form leaves out.

The pros & cons of this SAICE suite will be weighed and considered with the participating learners to provide a critical appreciation of the forms.

SAICE®, the South African Institution of Civil Engineers, is the author of the CIDB, Construction Industries Development Board, approved GCC 2015 (General Condition of Contract for Civil Engineering Works 3rd Edition).

Who is For?

Contractors, Subcontractors, Engineers, Consultants. Quantity Surveyors,
Lawyers; Advocates, Architects, Landscape Architects, Project Managers;
Technologists; Construction Health and Safety Agents and Officers; Arbitrators, Mediators, Legislators, Procurement Sales and Financial and anyone else with in interest in construction contracts or the built environment is welcome and will  certainly benefit from attending this accredited training webinar.


(2 Day Training)


8:30 – 16:30


2 CPD Points ECSA


R6490 ex VAT (Early Bird)
R6999 ex VAT (Standard)


This course is a 2-day interactive webinar course about
Mastering Construction & Engineering Contracts (GCC 2015, 3rd Edition)

Session 1

High level introduction to the GCC form of contract and of its evolution.

  • The first session looks at “what has changed” over the years and what users of these contracts should look out for and be aware of depending upon which edition of the contract they are using.
  • The various editions of the GCC form of contract also have a lot in common and these matters will also be discussed at a high level

Session 2

Putting The Contract Together.

  • The Correct Way In Which To Prepare And/or To Put Together The Contract, Including Completing The Contract Data, The Schedule Of Deviations, The Pricing Data And The Scope Of Work Document Will Be Discussed And Demonstrated.

Session 3

Role Of The Employer’s Agent In Administering The Contract.

  • An In-depth Look Will Be Taken Of The Qualification, Function, Role And Responsibilities Of The Employer’s Agent (As Well As That Of The Employer’s Agent’s Representative) In Administering The Contract.
  • The Function And Use Of The Program As A Tool To Administer And Manage The Contract And Execution Of The Works More Effectively, As Well As The Importance Of The Program In Assessing Claims For An Extension Of Time Will Also Be Discussed During This Session.

Session 4

Payment Provisions.

  • The Procedure To Follow In Order To Submit Applications For Interim And Final Payments, Measurement Of The Works, The Applicable Payment Procedures And Payment Terms Will Be Discussed.

Session 5

Contractor’s Claims For An Extension Of Time For The Practical Completion Of The Works And/or For The Payment Of Additional Cost Plus Claims By The Employer.

  • The Procedures Relating To Notification And Submission Of Claims For Additional Time And Cost Will Be Discussed. Claims And How To Avoid Claims From Arising. The Manner In Which Claims Must Be Quantified As Well As The Use And Value Of Contemporary And Other Records Will Be Discussed. Issues Relevant To Claims Will Be Discussed.
    The Events Giving The Contractor A Right To Claim, Including Force Majeure Events, Delays Attributable To The Employer And The Employer’s Personnel, Employer’s Risks Etc. Will Be Discussed In Detail.

Session 6

Quality Control, The Remedying Of Defects And Completion Of The Works.

  • Provisions, Available Remedies And The Responsibilities Of The Parties Relating To Quality Control, Defective Workmanship, The Issue And Consequence Of The Practical Completion Certificate As Well As The Certificate Of Completion Will Be Looked At And Discussed In Detail.

Session 7

Termination And Dispute Resolution.

  • The Grounds To Terminate, The Applicable Procedures To Apply And The Consequence Of Termination Will Be Examined. This Session Will Also Focus On The Resolution Of Disputes And The Provisions Applicable To The Referral Of Disputes To The Adjudication Board, To Arbitration And/or To The Courts.

How Much?

Early Bird: R6490+ vat
Standard: R6999+ vat


Date: TBC
Time: 08:00am 16:30pm (CAT Daily)


3-5: 5% off
6-10: 10% off
+11: 15% off


This course is a 2-day interactive webinar course about
Mastering Construction & Engineering Contracts (GCC 2015, 3rd Edition)

What Do I Need?

Each delegate will need the following to attend:

  • Steady Internet connection for the duration of the training
  • Laptop / PC / Smart Phone and Power supply (Charger)
  • Zoom Meeting Software installed onto your laptop /
  • PC / Smart Phone
  • Quiet Space

Preferable but not compulsory:

  • Headset / Ear Phones to clearly hear the facilitator

About The Trainer?

Gavin Weiman is a highly experienced attorney, consultant and training facilitator, with extensive (over 25 years) legal experience and (over 19 years) business consulting and training facilitation experience. Gavin has been providing legal and contract centric consulting services, training and skills transfer services to commercial business, public entities and other consulting organisations and training organizations. His special area of interest is contracting and the law and its relationship to business and the economic world. Gavin is the originator of Contract Centric Management™.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms:

  • Payment is required within five (5) working days on receipt of tax invoice.
  • Following completion and return of the registration form, full payment is required within five (5) working days from receipt of tax invoice.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission and withhold CPD points and certificate if payment is not received on time, a payment or an official purchase order must be received prior to the conference or training seminar.


  • Fees are exclusive of VAT
  • Bulk discounts are not calculated on early bird price. Invoiced amounts need to be paid on or before the early bird date to receive the rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations must be sent in writing at least 10 working days prior to the event.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event starts will not receive any refund and will be liable for the full invoiced amount, however, a substitution of the delegate will be allowed.


  • Should for any reason outside the control of BEST Training events, the dates or speakers change, or the event is cancelled due to an act of terrorism, extreme weather conditions or industrial action, BEST Training shall endeavour to reschedule but the client hereby indemnifies and holds BEST Training harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses, including attorney’s fees, which are incurred by the client.
  • The construction, validity and performance of this agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of South Africa and to the exclusive jurisdiction of whose courts the parties hereby agree to submit.


  • Registrants who do not attend the event, without written notices as per the cancellation policy will be liable for 100% of the invoiced amount.

Important Notice:

  • The booking form below constitutes as a legal binding contract.
    Whilst every reasonable effort will be made to adhere to the advertised brochure(s), BEST Training reserves the right to change dates of events if the need arises.


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