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Construction Project Management Series: Variations Management

This is a one-day course on variations management that provides a practical insight in managing variation change avoiding costs and delays. It will also provide real-life case studies on projects experiencing variations and what they do to manage the variations.

What is a variation in construction projects?

Wed 29 Aug 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
REDAS - 190 Clemenceau Ave, #07-01 Singapore Shopping Centre, Singapore, 239924
6 hours CPD

Applicable for e2i funding subsidy

SG$650 + 7% GST


A variation in a project is one of the main reasons that a contract can fall into dispute. To avoid this potentially costly delay in a project, issuing, valuing and then managing a variation to a contract properly is extremely important.

This one-day course on variations management provides a practical insight in managing a variation change avoiding costs and delays. It will also introduce you the best practice contract procedures for the variation of a contract, including how to issue instruction, keeping records and how to value variations. The course will also provide real-life case studies on projects experiencing variations and what they do to manage the variations.

CPD accreditations:

  • 6 PDUS by PEB (COA25954)
  • 5 CPD hours by SISV (QS division)
  • 2 CPD points by BOA-SIA

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Learning objectives

After this programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of a variation.
  • Be aware of provisional sums and their consequences.
  • Apply your knowledge to valuation of variations.
  • Prepare and value variations.
  • Keep records to manage the variation process.

Course structure

  • Introduction to variations
  • Definition of a variation
  • Formats of instructing variations
  • Types of provisional sums – defined and undefined
  • Methods and examples of valuing variations
  • Pricing variations Variation management

Who should attend?

This course is aiming at construction professionals, mainly:

  • Commercial Managers of Construction Companies
  • Quantity Surveyors (Main Contractor and Client Side)
  • Project Managers
  • Project planners
  • Employers Agents
  • Contracts Administrators
  • Architects

Meet the trainer

George Wall

Managing Director of Asgard Project Solutions and a practising Expert Witness.

George Wall advises clients internationally on dispute resolution, project and pogramme delivery, project turnaround, contractual and commercial risks and due diligence. He has over 20 years of experience with a particular focus on Heavy Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Mining and Buildings throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

George has a technical background and significant ongoing practical experience of both domestic and major international projects. This includes working with both Employers and Contractors on the efficient planning and management of multi-billion dollar multi-disciplinary projects from inception through to final completion.

George has extensive experience of the development and review of delay claims, assessment of project progress, programmes and supporting documentation to establish the extent of delays, disruption, and acceleration. George has been responsible for a number of international and domestic appointments on major construction projects as an expert advisor and Expert Witness; including the giving of oral evidence.


Funding available

Funding is available for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (whether you work at SMEs or non-SMEs). This funding, which is capped at SG$90, is available via the Eligibility for Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).

  • RICS professional SG$650 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS professional SG$850 + 7% GST
  • Visa

  • Mastercard

SG$650 + 7% GST
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