To provide an understanding of the general principles of construction adjudication and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in Construction Adjudication.
What is covered in the syllabus?
• Comparison of dispute resolution procedures;
• Fundamental principles of the construction adjudication process;
• Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996;
• Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998;
• Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;
• Scheme for Construction Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
• An adjudicator’s jurisdiction and powers;
• The adjudication process: natural justice, timetable, submissions and meetings;
• Decision types, requirements and enforcement.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements. The course is intended for candidates who:
• are new to the field of construction adjudication;
• wish to learn more about construction adjudication and its benefits to users;
• wish to become an Associate member of CIArb.
Note: You will only be eligible for membership once you have passed the Introduction to Construction Adjudication Online assessment
English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.
What are the learning outcomes?
On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:
• Understand the statutory background to construction adjudication;
• Describe the process and procedure of construction adjudication;
• Understand construction adjudication in the context of other forms of dispute resolution.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered over 1 day. The day starts at 9.30am to 5.00pm.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment of this course is completed through an online multiple choice test accessed via Moodle. Candidates will be given 28 days to complete and submit the assessment. Candidates must achieve a minimum overall mark of 55% to pass the course.