NZ3910 Contract Essentials & Dispute Procedures

Event Details

NZS 3910 “Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction” is the primary document used as the foundation for many New Zealand contracts in the building and construction industry.

NZ3910:2013 has introduced new provisions including advance notification of matters likely to affect time and cost, specific provisions relating to programmes, safety plans, quality plans and traffic management plans, clearer provisions for valuing variations, updated provisions relating to payment claims and new Schedules.

This course will teach you all about NZ3910:2013, including how it works in a practical sense. You will learn about the different stakeholders and each of their obligations including how to handle claims and dispute resolution procedures. As well as learning about new updates to NZ3910, you will learn about other legislation which effects practical implementation of this standard including case law and the effect of “special conditions”.


Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding NZ3910:2013 including its benefits and pitfalls
  • Obligations of all parties under NZ3910 contracts
  • How NZ3910 works in practice including tendering and variations to contracts
  • How to handle NZ3910 claims
  • Understanding the full dispute resolution process for NZ3910 contracts, including your legal requirements and options
  • How to draft special conditions, case law and other related legislation which effects NZ3910
  • Comparing NZ3910 with other contracting standards


Who Should Attend

This course will benefit anyone who is involved with contract management in the construction industry or whose daily work is governed by the laws and regulations of the construction industry including;

  • Contract Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Builders
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Quantity surveyors 
  • Contractors
  • Site Managers
  • Private Owners & Developers
  • In-house legal teams
  • Government Agencies and Public Owners
  • Engineering and construction dispute panel members

Past Attendee Testimonials

"Having had limited exposure to NZ3910, it was good to get a broad overview on conditions and pitfalls. Better understanding of how the contract works and areas where the special conditions need to be utilised." 

Scott Johansson, Ngāi Tahu Property, Development Manager


  • Early bird price $2299 + GST
  • Early bird ends on 19 May
  • Last minute price $2499 + GST
  • 8 - 9 Jun 2022
  • Super saver price $2199 + GST
  • Super saver ends on 9 Sep
  • Last minute price $2499 + GST
  • 19 - 20 Oct 2022