Training – Surgeries, Workshops and Seminars

1. The following is a sample of the types of training delivery and the typical specialist subjects available.

Types of Training Delivery

2. There are numerous methods for delivering training, however, RM has established and developed the following which are particularly effective:


2.1. This form of delivery is the least formal, requires the minimum amount of preparation and is the most cost effective.

2.2. Much of the training is carried out on the hoof, on live work or live issues, with the preparation time ordinarily being limited to one day.

2.3. The Surgery approach in delivery is especially effective with a smaller group of delegates. The subject can be anything relevant in construction ranging from the drafting of Notices of Delay on a JCT Standard Form of Contract 2016 to the Pricing of Compensation Events under Options A, B & C on the NEC3 Form of Contract or to the practical approach of impacting delays onto an Asta PowerProject Programme.

2.4. Surgery type training is becoming more and more popular due to its highly focussed, practical, pertinent and cost effective nature.


2.5. This type of delivery is also very practical but requires more preparation than the Surgeries. However, it can be applied to a group of delegates, of upto around twenty or twenty-five, depending on the subject matter.

2.6. The preparation time is increased due to the inclusion of real life case studies which are threaded throughout the Workshop day(s).

2.7. The Workshop approach to training can be applied to any of the subjects included below.

2.8. Delegates are ordinarily provided with a presentation pack which will include a copy of the slides, relevant contractual documents, case studies, quiz questions and relevant articles.

2.9. Workshop training is often employed with larger groups who require training on JCT 2011 and NEC3 Forms of Contract, Commercial Awareness training and Planning and Program-ming issues.


2.10. Seminars are very similar to Workshop type training and are delivered to larger groups or delegates, but are less interactive.

2.11. This type of delivery is very effective when providing general training to larger groups.

2.12. Seminar training is often supplemented at a later date with Surgery or Workshop training.

Typical Subjects Available for Training

3. The popular subjects that are often delivered for training purposes are:

3.1. JCT Contracts: Usually a particular Form and either specific parts or the whole Contract.

3.2. NEC3 Contracts: Often one or more of the NEC3 options and either specific parts such as the pricing of Compensation Events, operational and programming issues, or the whole Contract.

3.3. Programming: Often in relation to the use of Asta PowerProject, Microsoft Project or Primavera P6.

3.4. Delay Analysis: Coaching delegates in skills for impacting programmes with progress, delay events and rescheduling.

3.5. BIM: Helping delegates to understand the use of BIM including importing IFC files to Asta PowerProject, managing the model data, creating a programme in relation to the model and simulating the 4D Schedule.

3.6. Illustrating Delays for Negotiating Purposes: This type of training is typically provided on a live project and coaching is often provided in respect to the presentation of a “Contractor’s Claim” which is prepared for negotiations.

3.7. Commercial and Contractual Awareness Training: Clients often require a selection of subjects to be included for training. They often include:

o Contract Formation.

o Design Liability.

o Payments.

o Managing and Valuing Change.

o Delays.

o Condition Precedents.

What is Included?

4. Depending on the type of delivery, the following is included with the Training Services:

4.1. Interactive involvement of the delegates.

4.2. PowerPoint slides are used but not rigidly adhered to.

4.3. Real life discussions and debate, promoting problem solving within the group of delegates.

4.4. A fully detailed information pack and a copy of the PowerPoint slides.

4.5. Real life case studies with proper actual issues to be resolved.