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Variations in Construction Contracts and SOP Adjudication Process

13 - 14 January 2021 / Singapore



Variations in the form of additions, omissions or substitutions to the scope of construc- tion works in construction contracts are necessary because no project is impeccable and changes are required to meet unforeseen circumstances or changed require- ments. Disputes due to conflicts and disagreements about the construction works variations are common which usually lead to progress payment problems, and if the disputes can not be resolved in time, unnecessary work stoppage, time-lost and cost-overrun may ensue. In Singapore, adjudication process under the Security of Payment Act is one such dispute resolution framework to enable the affected con- tracting party to settle the progress payment matters fast and cost effective without having to resort to cumbersome, expensive and long drawn legal proceedings.

Course Objectives

This short course is structured through lectures and case studies to enhance the learning experience. The participants will learn through this short course about the nature  of contract terms, standard forms of contract, variations, the Security of Payment Act Regulatory Framework and court case judgments.


Nature of construction contract (1/2 day)

  • Elements of contract
  • Standard forms of contract


Contract variations (1/2 day)

  • Common types of variation
  • Legal implications and resolution methods


Security of Payment Act Regulatory Framework Part 1 (1/2 day)

  • Introduction
  • Key provisions of the Act and Regulations


Security of Payment Act Regulatory Framework Part 2 (1/2 day)

  • CA Judgment: Chua Say Eng vs Lee Wee Lick Terence
  • Payment claim and payment response
  • Notice of Intention to Apply for Adjudication
  • Adjudication Application and Adjudication Response

Adjudication and Determination

The Trainer

Mr HC Lim

BEng (EE), MSc (IE), LLB (Hons), BSc (Economics) Hons, P.Eng, C.Eng, Sr MIES, MIET, ACS, ACIS is Principal Consultant of Pinnacle  Engineering and Management Consultancy, a translator, an advisor for parties in adjudication as well as a certified ACTA trainer and assessor. He also holds a diploma in business administration, specialist diplomas and advanced diploma in Funds Management and administration,

E-Commerce Technologies and Multimedia Development from the local polytechnics, a certified diploma in Accounting and Finance from ACCA and a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from the Faculty of Law, NUS. In dispute resolution aspect, he is a SOP accredited adjudicator, fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator of SISV Panel of Mediators.


He was Director (Contracts) of the Network Development Division, SP PowerGrid before venturing into training and management Consultancy services. He has had more than 30 years experience in the transmission and distribution network development, operations and maintenance, street lighting operations, management of Safety and Security units and support services for the company’s opera- tions.

  • Refreshment and buffet lunch will be provided
  • Certificate of attendance will be given to all participants
  • Complimentary parking lots are available on a first-come-first-served basis


PEB Points – will be advised
Group discount: Sign up 2 pax and 3rd one attends FREE


13 Jan 2021 @ 12:00 am
14 Jan 2021 @ 11:59 pm
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+65 91388967


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