Seminars & Trainings


It’s About Time! (with Workshops)

On September 26, 2019


It's About Time!



The benefits

  • Detailed Explanation for difficult problem areas
  • Speakers Who Are Experienced construction industry practitioners
  • Comprehensive Course Material (Comprehensive Seminar Notes)
  • Reference to Singapore 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”
  • “Speakers interacted well with the participants”
  • “Practical knowledge that helps in my daily work”


CPD Credit Points

  • This seminar qualifies to meet the PDU / CPD / CET requirements of Singapore professions. A certificate of attendance will be issued.





Session 1 – Contract Administrator’s Duties | The Programme and It’s Significance


  • What are the duties & responsibilities of the contract administrator (Architect / Engineer / SO / ER) under the main forms of contract used in Singapore (SIA, PSSCOC, REDAS and LTA) relating to EOT claims?
  • What is meant by “a reasonable time” when responding to variation or claim submissions? What is the effect of making the programme a contract document?
  • Is the contractor obliged to follow his approved programme?
  • Is a sub-contractor obliged to follow the main contractor’s programme?


Session 2 – EOT Requirements in Contracts | Notices & Records


  • What are the relevant events giving rise to an entitlement to an extension of time under the main Singapore forms of contract and what is the position if an Employer delay event is not covered by the contract?
  • How to deal with exceptionally inclement weather problems under the various forms of contract?
  • Why are notices of delay important and when should they be submitted?
  • What is the effect of a condition precedent on a failure to issue the notice required under the various forms of contract?
  • What is the importance of maintaining records towards supporting claims for entitlement to time?


Session 3 – Various Aspects Relating to Delay & EOT


  • What are concurrent delays and how to deal with them under the various forms of contract?
  • What happens if the contractor decides to “pace” it’s work after encountering critical delay caused by the owner?
  • What would be the effects on an EOT claim submission if insufficient detail is provided relative to the cause and effect of the delaying event?
  • What is meant by “best endeavours ”?
  • What is mitigation of delays and to what extent is the duty to mitigate?
  • What are the significant aspects of Substantial Completion, EOT and Liquidated Damages with regard to assessing delays?
  • What happens if a variation is issued after the extended completion date but before practical completion is achieved?
  • What are the factors to consider when choosing a method to analyse delays?




08:30 – 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:50: Session 1
09:50 – 10:40: Session 2
10:40 – 11:10: Tea/Coffee
11:10 – 12:00: Session 3
12:00 – 12:30: Questions & Discussion
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 15:30: Workshop 1
15:30 – 16:00: Tea/Coffee
16:00 – 17:30: Workshop 2
17:30: Close



S$488.00 per person, Early Bird Registration with full payment by 26 August 2019 ~ S$450 per person.

For registration of more than 10 pax, please call Fabian Lim / Umira for special rates at Tel: 65 6720 1325 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The fee includes lunch, tea / coffee breaks and seminar notes.



BSc, LLB(Hons), MSc, MRICS, FCIArb, FMIArb, FSIArb, FMSAdj
Rodney is 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 32 years of experience, 22 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 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 in Kuala Lumpur since 1997.


Andrew Merrilees is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with over 25 years’ experience on major international building and civil engineering projects in the UK, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and the Middle East. Andrew became a Practising Associate of the Academy of Experts in 2004 for the provision of expert services and holds dual qualifications in quantity surveying and law. Andrew’s dispute resolution experience includes the preparation and defence of notices of contractual claims, interim particulars and submission of full and detailed particulars under Government and private forms, for Extensions of Time and costs on behalf of contractors and employers. Andrew’s expert witness work includes assisting in the preparation of expert reports and independent opinions on quantum matters, including assisting in the preparation of expert reports to defend counterclaims. His experience also includes strategic advice and assistance in preparation for Adjudication, Mediation and Arbitration proceedings of disputes over costs and delays in contracts. Andrew is experienced in all aspects of senior contracts, claims and commercial management. He advises on contractual and commercial matters, contract strategy as well as contractual correspondence and position papers on contentious and non-contentious issues.


BEng (Hons), MSc, PGDip, FCIArb
Uma is an Associate Director of Charlton Martin Consultants Pte Ltd. She has 21 years of experience providing consultancy advice on different types of construction projects in Singapore, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Uma’s experience covers assessment of delay, forensic planning, project management, contractual advice, defending and settlement of claims and dispute resolution. She has undergone training in UK for Witness Examination and Report Writing and been appointed to provide independent Expert opinion on disputes relating to delay. She has also assisted experts in arbitration and adjudication proceedings for highway, petrochemical and building related projects. Uma has participated in a mediation in Singapore on a dispute pertaining to delays and damages arising from fit-out works. In recognition of her skills and forte in managing contractual and programming aspects of time-related claims, she was employed by Marina Bay Sands as Manager (Delay Analysis & Contracts) for its iconic project in Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


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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