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Engineering and Construction Contracts Course

Managing Engineering and Construction Contracts (MECC Course)

The skills to manage contracts on small to multimillion Rand projects
The skills to manage contracts on small to multimillion Rand projects

2024 Course Dates

Online courses are 4 half-day sessions: Morning class 8 am – 12 pm or Afternoon class 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

In-person courses are 2 full-day sessions: 8 am – 4 pm at conference venues in Cape Town, Durban & Midrand.

  • We offer tailored courses to groups of 3 or more at your company premises or at one of our venues.
  • Book Now to receive the MECC course dates for live online or in-person training.
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About the MECC Course

  • This course provides apposite contract management training for construction and engineering industry professionals, focusing on the GCC, JBCC, NEC, and FIDIC contracts – The standard forms of contract recommended and endorsed by the Construction Industry Development Board(CIDB). It has been structured specifically for:
    Project Managers
    Principal Agents
    Consultants and Clients
  • You will be trained in essential knowledge for such practitioners who are involved with preparing and administering contract documents.
    The comparative analysis of the four standard forms of contract will enable you to provide knowledgeable information regarding the most suitable standard form of contract for a client’s requirements. Furthermore, you will learn how to: Compile watertight contract documents
    Ways of managing risk better
    Expand your knowledge of the major engineering and construction contract documents used in SA.
  • This learning process is enhanced by the application of practical case studies, exercises, and the expertise of our lecturers who themselves are working professionals with many years of industry experience.

We have a Contract Management course structured specifically for Contractors and Subcontractors. >Learn more here<

Course fee

  • Online training: R 10,200 incl. VAT
  • In-person training: R 11,400 incl. VAT
  • 2 or more Delegates / Groups: from *R 9,400 incl. VAT

*Up to 40% Discount for groups: We offer discounts for group bookings of friends or colleagues from the same organization.

  • When booking

Select Pay Now to get specific discounts for online payments:
Partial Payment – 5% off the course fee.
Full Payment – 15% off the course fee.


Select Pay Later to get specific discounts for EFT payments with currently running promotions (see top banner).

*The above discounts are applicable only if the course fee is billed to ‘Personal’.
Ts & Cs Apply.

  • The MECC course includes:
    → Classic Seminars’ companion MECC Training Manual, will help you keep track of all you learn throughout the course and be your reference guide afterwards when applying the NEC, JBCC, GCC and FIDIC contracts during your projects,
    → Multimedia study material and exercises including class video recordings,
    → And lunch refreshments for the In-person course option.
    → Payment assistance options are available including:

    • Discounts for group bookings of friends  OR colleagues from the same company.
    • Assistance with the relevant documents to apply for Skills Development Training approval if your employer will be paying for your course.

Over the two-day course, delegates will have an in-depth understanding of construction contracts. The content includes case studies and practical exercises on areas such as:

  • Preparing contract documents.
  • The tendering process
  • Administering the right contract
  • Dealing with delays and time extensions.
  • Handling contractors and other role players (practical exercise)
Full course outline

Des Paulse


Eroll Tate

(Professional Engineer®, Professional Construction Manager®, Dispute Resolution Adjudicator)

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The MECC Course Benefits 

This course provides objective information, guidance and application for professionals organizations around the vital issues contained in the standard engineering and construction contracts including:

  • A kaleidoscope of project case studies to learn from
  • Principles of planning and control in project management
  • Tips for compiling specifications and tender documents
  • Templates for the tender briefing, tender adjudication, and recommendation report
  • How to prepare a risk analysis
  • Key principles for managing safety, health, and the environment
  • Resolving contract disputes
  • And the 6 key principles for successful contracts


Enables the immediate practical application of multiple contracts(GCC, JBCC, NEC & FIDIC) for project managers, project assistants and consultants.


Enables you to take up a job as a project manager, project assistant, or consultant where your job requires you to use the GCC, JBCC, NEC or FIDIC.

Accreditations from

+ Includes CPDS and Project Management Institute PDUs

MECC Course Booking Form
We will contact you with details to get started with the training


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Classic Seminars,
464 Festival Street,
Hatfield, South Africa

Contact: 086 100 2000

074 944 5577 (Whatsapp)

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