CPD – Abu Dhabi – Contract Practice & Administration in the Built Environment – 17 March 2020

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RICS is delighted to invite you to a CPD run on Contract Practice & Administration in the Built Environment, which will be held on 17 March 2020 at the Crowne Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

This session will cover the construction contracts’ terminology, duties of the contract administrator, procurement / contract types / tendering methods, delays / claims / dispute resolution.

The contract administrator may be the quantity surveyor, an engineer, the Project Manager, the Lead Architect, but could also be a specialist consultant, a client representative or employer’s agent.

The session will look into the numerous aspects that a contract administrator is responsible of. When certifying or giving an assessment or decision, the contract administrators should act honestly and reasonably, as their decisions are open to challenge via the dispute resolution procedure unless the contract makes their decisions final and conclusive.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Contractual terminology;
  • Duties of the contract administrator;
  • Procurement Methods / Contract Types, Tendering Methods;
  • Delays & Claims;
  • Dispute resolution options.

Speaker: Nicky Dobreanu

About the Speaker

Nicky Dobreanu works for a real estate developer in the United Arab Emirates. He has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying). He is a chartered quantity surveyor (MRICS), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), and a member of the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE). Nicky is also one of the few RICS Certified BIM Managers, a BRE BIM Informed Professional, and one of the many certified Project Management Professionals (PMP-PMI). During his career, he assisted practices, universities and NGOs in the adoption of electronic estimating systems and electronic tendering platforms, training over 400 students and professionals to date. Nicky supports the idea that that the whole industry benefits when projects are completed right first time, with respect and fairness for all stakeholders in every project and throughout all supply chains.


The Crowne Plaza, Yas Island

Abu Dhabi, UAE


18:00 to 18:30 – Coffee, networking & registration

18:30 to 19:30 – Presentation

19:30 to 20:00 – Q&A


Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer acceptable for CPD events.

Please note: We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made through this secure payment portal.

The presentation will start promptly at 6:30pm. If you have not been signed in by this time (6:30pm), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.


TRN – 100002591400003

March 17 2020


Date: March 17
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: 60AED
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Crown Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

PO Box 41880, Yas Plaza, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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+9714 3755807

Website: http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/en/abu-dhabi


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