June 21, 2024

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A few words from our tutor on what you can expect from this course

Course Description

The employer representative acts as the employer’s agent in administering and seeing building contracts through, it is a role that comes with a huge level of responsibility and administration work.

This one-day course will explore the key duties and responsibilities of the employer’s representative, including important considerations regarding contracts and documents, what to look out for in monthly meetings, construction submissions and key considerations when preparing reports. You will also learn important principles in managing change, managing risk, and how to avoid or navigate disputes that arise.

All attendees will receive full course notes to refer to.

Course Content

  • Role of Employer’s Representative
  • Contract Documents, Employer’s Requirements, Contractor’s Proposals, , Pricing Document Collateral Documents
  • Contract Personnel Roles, Delegation of Authority Site Representatives, Employer Engagement, Contractor Engagement
  • Site Facilities
  • Resident Engineering Team - Weekly Reports - Record Keeping
  • Monthly Meetings - Monitoring progress – what to look out for
  • Preparing Monthly Cost and Progress Reports
  • Contract Programme -Contract Obligations - Contractor’s Programme
  • Delay & Disruption - Issuing Extensions of Time and Certificates of Practical Completion
  • Design & Procurement Submissions
  • Construction Submissions
  • Completion /Commissioning /Hand-Over
  • As-Built Submissions
  • Payment Applications - Contractor’s Application - ER Assessment - Cashflow
  • Outstanding Work & Defects - Managing Practical Completion Handover and Defects
  • Managing Change - Employer - Contractor - Third Party Driven Changes - Other External Changes - Change Orders
  • Managing Risk - Employer or Contractors Ability to Accommodate Events
  • Final Account
  • Dispute Resolution Processes - Handling and or avoiding disputes on the contract
  • Covid-19 – Impact on the Employer representative and how has it changed the role

Afternoon Session

  • Case Law
  • The employer’s representative /lead design consultant duty of care
  • Duties in detail
  • Authority of the construction professional


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of particular interest to anyone who acts as the Employer representative on projects, contracts and or construction works


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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