IChemE Conditions (Red Book)


This one day course provides an overview of the IChemE contracts and specifically the Form of Contract for Lump Sum Contracts (Red Book). The course will highlight key areas of importance for those responsible for administering and supervising work executed under this standard form.

To enable delegates to obtain a working knowledge of the IChemE Form of Contract for Lump Sum Contracts.

Aims & Objectives:

To enable delegates to:

  • understand the principal duties and responsibilities of the Purchaser, the Project Manager and the Contractor
  • know the available documentation for the IChemE contracts
  • appreciate how the quality, time and payment related provisions of the conditions operate

Course Outline:

Session 1 - The IChemE Family of Contracts

Overview of the family including the applicability of each contract to various projects.

Session 2 - IChemE Contract Documentation

General conditions of Contract, Special Conditions, Agreement, Specification and Schedules.

Session 3 - The Purchaser, Project Manager and other representatives

The duties and responsibilities of the Purchaser and his representatives.

Session 4 - The Contractor, Contract Manager and Site Manager

The duties and responsibilites of the Contractor and his representatives.

Session 5 - Assignment and Subcontracting

Subcontracting, nominated subcontractors.

Session 6 - Quality of Work

Documentation, design, patents and other rights, inspection and testing, Health, Safety and Environment, completion of construction, taking over, liability for defects.

Session 7 - Insurance

Types of insurance required.

Session 8 - Times of Completion

Commencement and completion, Approved Programmes, delays, liquidated damages, suspension of the Works.

Session 9 - Payment for the Works

Contract Price, sufficiency of Contract Price, payment, variations, Contractor's claims, provisional and prime cost sums, Final Certificate.

Session 10 - Termination

Termination by the Purchaser for convenience, termination for Contractor's default.

Session 11 - Dispute Resolution

Options available for dispute resolution.

Intended For:

The course will be useful to those involved in carrying out process contracts using the IChemE Red Book.