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[Webinar] What the construction industry can expect once the temporary reliefs end

It has been a year since the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act kicked in to provide legislative reliefs to the Built Environment in the form of temporary relief from legal and enforcement claims.

 

While construction projects have resumed, the industry continue to face challenges such as shortage of labour and rise in labour costs, and capacity limitations due to safe management measures. In response, the Government extended the relief period for construction or supply contracts and performance bonds granted, and cost-sharing to 30 September 2021.

 

However, relief for contracts affected by delay in the performance or breach of a construction, supply or related contract ended 31 March 2021.

 

The distinguished panel comprising industry and legal players will:

 

(1) attempt to distil the challenges and concerns of the construction industry, for example, delay, costs, initiating arbitration claims in light of the extension of the relief period and how this will affect adjudications

 

(2) examine the current legal provisions that apply to these situations

 

(3) discuss how stakeholders can manage their risks as a result of an exceptional event such as the current pandemic, specifically:

(a) what they should look out for now that the relief period for certain contracts has expired and

(b) how they should prepare for the end to the moratorium against legal actions and cost-sharing.

 

Programme

 

4.00pm

Participants log in to webinar

4.30pm

Introduction By Darren Benger, Council Member, Singapore Institute of Architects

Council Member, Society of Construction Law Singapore

4.35pm

Presentation on the construction industry’s challenges and concerns in times of a pandemic

By Darren Benger

4.45pm

Presentation on legal provisions referencing these concerns:

(1) Delay and extension of time

(2) Cost

Speakers:

• Sim Chee Siong, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

• Kelvin Aw, Director, CMS Holborn Asia

5.05pm

Panel discussion

• Panelists: Sim Chee Siong & Kelvin Aw

• Moderator: Darren Benger

5.45pm

Q&A

6.00pm

End of webinar

 

For enquiries, please call +65 6332 4388 or email to [email protected].

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Webinar Date:
04 May 2021 (4.30pm to 6.00pm)

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It has been a year since the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act kicked in to provide legislative reliefs to the Built Environment in the form of temporary relief from legal and enforcement claims.

 

While construction projects have resumed, the industry continue to face challenges such as shortage of labour and rise in labour costs, and capacity limitations due to safe management measures. In response, the Government extended the relief period for construction or supply contracts and performance bonds granted, and cost-sharing to 30 September 2021.

 

However, relief for contracts affected by delay in the performance or breach of a construction, supply or related contract ended 31 March 2021.

 

The distinguished panel comprising industry and legal players will:

 

(1) attempt to distil the challenges and concerns of the construction industry, for example, delay, costs, initiating arbitration claims in light of the extension of the relief period and how this will affect adjudications

 

(2) examine the current legal provisions that apply to these situations

 

(3) discuss how stakeholders can manage their risks as a result of an exceptional event such as the current pandemic, specifically:

(a) what they should look out for now that the relief period for certain contracts has expired and

(b) how they should prepare for the end to the moratorium against legal actions and cost-sharing.

 

Programme

 

4.00pm

Participants log in to webinar

4.30pm

Introduction By Darren Benger, Council Member, Singapore Institute of Architects

Council Member, Society of Construction Law Singapore

4.35pm

Presentation on the construction industry’s challenges and concerns in times of a pandemic

By Darren Benger

4.45pm

Presentation on legal provisions referencing these concerns:

(1) Delay and extension of time

(2) Cost

Speakers:

• Sim Chee Siong, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

• Kelvin Aw, Director, CMS Holborn Asia

5.05pm

Panel discussion

• Panelists: Sim Chee Siong & Kelvin Aw

• Moderator: Darren Benger

5.45pm

Q&A

6.00pm

End of webinar

 

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