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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?

Thu 25 Oct 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia Building, Bangunan Juruukur, 64-66, Jalan 52/4, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, 46200
6 hours CPD



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.

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.

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


  • RICS professional MYR550
  • Non-RICS professional MYR700
  • Visa

  • Mastercard

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