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Contract Administration In A Day

On October 13, 2021

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This seminar presents an excellent opportunity for those at every level to enhance their knowledge across a broad range of areas such as Contract Formation, Variation Claims, Extensions of Time, Loss and Expense Claims and a whole host of other difficult areas, all in just one day.


The benefits

  • Practical Guidance for contract administration
  • Detailed Explanation for difficult problem areas
  • Speakers Who Are Experienced construction industry practitioners
  • Comprehensive Seminar Notes
  • Reference to Malaysia Standard Forms of Contract and AIAC Standard Forms of Contract


Who should attend

  • Anyone involved in the administration of construction contracts including Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Subcontractors, Principals, Lawyers, Government Bodies, Employers, Consultants, Project Managers, Suppliers, Planners / Schedulers


What participants have said about Charlton Martin Seminars

  • “Comprehensive seminar material”
  • “The Q & A sessions and case studies during the workshop were very practical and related to my work”
  • “The content and language used by the speakers was easy to understand and straight forward”
  • “The Speakers interacted well with the participants”
  • “Practical knowledge that helps in my daily work”


CPD Credit Points

  • This seminar qualifies to meet the CPD requirements of the Construction Industry Development Board, Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia, Board of Architects Malaysia, Board of Engineers Malaysia and international professions
  • HRDF Corp claimable
  • An e-certificate of attendance will be issued




Session 1: Contracts Formation

This session will examine the key principles of contract formation and their application to construction contracts. The issues to be addressed are:

  • Elements of A Simple Contract
  • Offer, Acceptance and Consideration
  • Contract Terms
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Void and Voidable Contract
  • Application of Principles to Construction Contract
  • Cases


Session 2: Change Management

This session will examine specific contract clauses relating to variations, including some common principles relating to valuation of variations. The issues to be addressed are:

  • General Legal Principles
  • Definition of “Variation”
  • Basis of a Variation Under the Contract
  • Is the Variation a Separate Contract
  • Construction Contract Provisions
  • The Power to Order Variations
  • Orders in Writing
  • Valuation of Variations
  • Variation Provisions in Malaysian Standard Forms
  • Problems in Standard Forms


Session 3: Time for Completion, Liquidated Damages & Extension of Time

This session will examine the common issues relating to delays and extension of time, and the enforcement of liquidated damages provisions for delays, including an outline of the different techniques commonly adopted to demonstrate delays. The issues to be addressed are:

  • Contract Obligations As To Time
  • Damages, Penalties and Challenges to Liquidated Damages
  • Sub-Contract Damages Provisions
  • Extension of Time Provisions, Notices and Delay Certificates
  • Delay Analysis


Session 4: Loss & Expense Claims

This session will examine the general principles relating to the contractor’s entitlement to claim for loss and expense under standard forms of contract, including the principles governing the evaluation of head office overheads and profit, interest and finance charges. The issues to be addressed are:

  • General Contract Principles
  • Potential Heads of Claim
  • Contract Provisions for Loss and Expense
  • Global Claims
  • Common Law Claims


Session 5: Practical Contract Administration Part I

  • General Principles of Good Contract Administration
  • Contract Documentation
  • Payment
  • Performance Bond Obligations and Liabilities Under the Various Instruments


Session 6: Practical Contract Administration Part II

  • Completion and Defects
  • Design Liability
  • Termination
  • Contractors in Liquidation



08:30 – 09:05: Registration & Introduction
09:05 – 09:55: Session 1
09:55 – 10:45: Session 2
10:45 – 11:05: Morning Break
11:05 – 12:00: Session 3
12:00 – 12:30: Questions & Discussion
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 14:45: Session 4
14:45 – 15:30: Session 5
15:30 – 15:45: Afternoon Break
15:45 – 16:30: Session 6
16:30 – 17:00: Questions & Discussion
17:00: Close



RM750.00 for 1-3 persons, RM650.00 for 4-10 persons.

For registration of more than 10 pax, please call Sheila K / Azimah for special rates at Tel: 603 2287 5175 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Early Bird Registration with full payment by 13 September 2021 - RM600 per person


The fee includes PDF course materials

*The seminar fee payable is inclusive of Sales & Service Tax




BSc, LLB(Hons), MSc, MRICS, FCIArb, FMIArb, FSIArb, FMSAdj
Rodney is the Chief Executive of the Charlton Martin Group, having previously been employed as Group Regional Director and Senior Vice President of two major contracts consultancy groups in the Asia Pacific Region. Of his 34 years of experience, 23 have been at senior level in this region. Additionally, Rodney has worked for many clients in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. Rodney holds dual qualifications in quantity surveying and law and as a chartered quantity surveyor is a specialist in construction contract consultancy providing professional and technical advice to clients relating to contract documentation, contractual claims, dispute avoidance and resolution. He is an accredited mediator, panel arbitrator and panel adjudicator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre and is an experienced speaker within the region. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as well as both the Malaysian and Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Rodney has been appointed as Expert Witness on matters relating to quantum and delay and has acted as lay advocate in arbitration proceedings. Rodney has also been appointed as an arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator and dispute adjudication board member in Malaysia. He has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur since 1997.


BSc(Hons), LLB(Hons), Dip. Int. Arb., FCIArb, FMSAdj, MRISM, Reg.QS
JOHN WONG John is a Director of Charlton Martin Consultants Sdn Bhd. John holds dual qualifications in quantity surveying and law, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Malaysian Society of Adjudicator, a Certified Adjudicator under Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), a Registered Quantity Surveyor with the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia and a Member of The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia. John is a committee member of the Society of Construction Law Malaysia. John is a Panel Arbitrator and Adjudicator with AIAC. In year 1996, John begun his career in quantity surveying and since year 1999, John has specialised in construction contract claims and dispute resolution. In his past employment from 1999-2007, John was trained by a seasoned construction lawyer in arbitration counsel work and interpreting contracts pursuant to canons of construction. John's all-round experience as a Quantity Surveyor, Claims Specialist, and Arbitration Counsel give him an added perspective in excelling in his present roles as an Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Expert Witness in CIPAA/arbitration/court proceedings. Since year 2007, John has been an articulate speaker at seminars on construction claims in Malaysia. Apart from Malaysia, John’s project experience covers Asia, Mexico, Algeria and the Middle East.


BSc(Hons), PGDip, MSc, MBA, MSc, MRICS, MCIOB, MRISM, ICEACA, Reg.QS, Chartered Construction Manager
Shawn is a well-qualified multi-disciplinary professional with over 35 years of experience in construction, engineering, energy and infrastructure projects. His experience on large scale projects covers many sectors, executed under various contractual arrangements, inter alia, Traditional Contracts, Management Contracting, Construction Management, Design & Build, Turnkey, BOT, PFI and PPP. Shawn specialises in the provision of dispute related services, having previously been employed in two major contract consultancy groups and as senior commercial manager of a large multi-national company where he headed the commercial and risk division, managing and directing operation resources, oversees contract administration, arbitration, adjudication, and other legal matters. The combination of his technical, quantity surveying, project management, IT, law and business administration skills enables him to assist clients in a broad range of issues and maximising the prospects of success in a cost-effective manner. He counsels employers, contractors and subcontractors in commercial, retail, office, residential, civil engineering, industrial park, power plants and airport projects and was recognised for his ability to effectively resolve complex and difficult commercial and contractual matters.


CHARLTON MARTIN – Construction Contracts Consultants
Michael Charlton and Rodney Martin have worked together successfully for more than two decades, the majority of which have been as Chairman and CEO of the Charlton Martin Group. The Charlton Martin Group was established in 2007 with practices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They bring in excess of fifty years' experience of working in Asia Pacific. The Charlton Martin Group provides services to the construction industry on contractual matters and contract administration; claims preparation; training and seminars; mediation; adjudication and arbitration services; litigation support and expert witness services.

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