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RSMA – Contractor Workshop

November 2017


The Confederation was asked by the Road Safety Markings Association to deliver a presentation about contractual issues at their Live 2017 exhibition Contractor’s Workshop. Colin Hale, Confederation Director and Management Committee member, presented an interesting and informative presentation which provoked discussion and an interest in attending the confederation’s contractual training courses.





Contractual Dispute Avoidance Course Kicks Off. Fully Booked! 

October 2017

The Confederation is extremely pleased that the first Arden University backed Construction Contractual Dispute Avoidance Programme started on Thursday 17th October and was fully booked. 

Also, it was pleasing to note, that just under 50% of the programme’s candidates were women. Hopefully, contractual roles are becoming of greater interest to woman and more are entering this line of work and into the construction industry at large.

Contractual disputes can have severe financial implications for construction companies. By completing the modules of the Construction Contractual Dispute Avoidance Programme, candidates will be instilled with the knowledge and confidence to rigorously interrogate contracts so that contract disputes can be avoided.


  1.  Introduction to Contracts
  2. Contractually Supervising and Managing Specialist Construction Work
  3. Obtaining Payment
  4. Handling Claims and Disputes
  5. An Alternative Form of Contract
  6. Specialist Subcontract Management

The next Programme starts in Corby in March, so book onto the course by contacting:

Katy Barker – Membership and Training Co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tel: 01252 624763 




Confederation Training – Contractually Supervising and Managing Specialist Construction Work

Published August 2017

The Confederation has recently delivered a bespoke in-house course for a major specialist contractor. The course was well attended and received extremely positive feedback reviews.


The course provided detailed briefing on key contractual aspects of supervising and managing construction work.

For more information about the course use the following link: Contractually Supervising and Managing Specialist Construction Work


The Confederation encourages in-house courses as they cost less to the client and can be tailored to the client’s needs.  






Confederation Training – substantial increase for In-house course events  

Published July 2017

The Confederation has seen a substantial increase in demand for its in-house courses since the Confederation responded to feedback from the membership and lowered course costs.  As there is usually a variety of staff in many different roles who work with contracts; for example: salespeople, administration, contract managers, quantity surveyors, site supervisors and managers, etc., companies are increasingly recognising that it is beneficial to train all staff members that work with contracts, and that it is cost effective and more relevant to develop a bespoke course and have the course delivered on the company premises.


Recently, the Confederation has delivered in-house course events for the property care sector, window installation sector, gas membrane installation sector, specialist industrial door sector and balcony installation sector.


A variety of courses were delivered, such as: a ‘Contracting & Client Relationship Workshop’,’ Understanding JCT 2016’, ‘Commercial Reality Training’, and ‘Contractual Awareness for Salespeople’.


Several other courses have been booked for the near future; ‘Supervising and Managing Construction Work’, and the ‘Contracting & Client Relationship Workshop’.


The Confederation is really pleased to see this uptake in contract training as it means that it is less likely that companies will find themselves embroiled in costly contract disputes.






Confederation Training - 'Contracting and Client Relationship Workshop' event for the Property Care Association

Published May 2017

The Confederation delivered a 'Contracting and Client Relationship Workshop' for the Property Care Association which was extremely well received.

The course content was developed with the Property Care Association as they wanted a bespoke day course that would particularly suit their members’ needs. The training was designed to improve candidates’ commercial acumen by increasing their appreciation and understanding of contractual obligations with all parties within a project; helping to ensure that costly contract disputes are avoided.


“Quite simply fantastic and possibly the best 1-day course I’ve been on regarding this subject area”

“Excellent delivery by a knowledgeable trainer. Info on Applications for Payment, Retention & Variations was worth the journey alone”

“Excellent course today. Very worthwhile for any member dealing with Main Contractors” (example of a few candidates’ comments)


The course had a broad appeal and was aimed at anyone who works within the scope of work and defined contract requirements. For example; site managers, foremen, team leaders, contract managers, quantity surveyors, project managers and sales engineers.


The Property Care Association were delighted with the course and have asked for the Confederation to deliver the course again in October 2017.




RAF Club|128 Piccadilly|Mayfair|London|W1J 7PY


AGM & Luncheon September 29th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we are holding the 2017 AGM and Luncheon on September 29th at the prestigious RAF Club in Mayfair London.

As the event is on a Friday, enjoy a long weekend in London; visit the theatre; see the sights. Why not bring the family too: all are welcome at the luncheon.

Contact Katy and reserve a place today!

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