Fully Accredited Program New Zealand Construction Law

New Zealand's construction laws are complex with over 15 major acts and regulations governing the industry. Understanding the intricate legal frameworks spanning building codes, contract law, health and safety legislation among others, is crucial for construction firms to ensure compliance and minimize disputes.

This certified program on New Zealand Construction Law will provide you with up-to-date knowledge on the legal requirements and compliance standards for the construction industry in New Zealand. Through comprehensive training on the Building Act, Construction Contracts Act, Resource Management Act, Building Regulations and other relevant legislation, you will gain the expertise needed to navigate New Zealand's regulatory framework for construction.

The program will provide key insights into consenting requirements, health and safety responsibilities, contracts, insurance, workmanship standards and other critical areas of construction law. You will learn both the overarching principles and specific details needed for compliance. With clear explanations of ambiguous legal terms, you will be able to interpret regulations accurately and implement robust compliance procedures.

By examining relevant case studies and examples, you will gain practical understanding on applying construction legislation. You will also learn techniques for resolving disputes, navigating contractual agreements and managing compliance risk. Upon completing the New Zealand Construction Law program, you will be well-equipped to meet legal duties, avoid penalties and minimize business risk.

Upon successfully completing the program, you will attain the industry-recognized Certification in New Zealand Construction Law, elevating your professional credentials and demonstrating your expertise in key principles related to New Zealand's intricate construction laws. This industry-recognized certification offers lifelong validity and serves as a testament to your expertise and commitment to excellence in the construction industry, setting you apart from your peers in making informed decisions, manage legal risks, and ensure compliance in your construction projects.

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Experience 2 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on New Zealand’s construction law and legal application to make informed decisions, strategically manage legal risks, and ensure compliant construction project delivery.
  • Attain the Certification in New Zealand Construction Law. This certification will offer a testament to your expertise in navigating the legislation framework governing the construction industry.
  • This certification will enhance your professional credentials and open up new opportunities for your career advancement by attaining intricate knowledge on New Zealand’s construction laws.
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisers at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875



This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all professionals who have completed this program.

The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD Certification Service as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles. CPD is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

What Can You Expect From This Live Program

New Zealand's construction law is notably complex and challenging, largely due to the intricate web of regulations and standards. Notably, more than 40% of construction projects encounter legal disputes, surpassing the global average of 30%. This reflects the demanding regulatory environment and the high rate of compliance issues faced by builders and developers.

This certified program will equip you with critical knowledge to navigate the legal complexities governing New Zealand's building and construction industry. By integrating legal principles with real-world cases, it will provide you with an in-depth exploration of key legislative frameworks like the Building Act 2004, Construction Contracts Act 2002, and Building Regulations 1992, along with the Building Code. Furthermore, you will gain valuable insights into the intricacies of permit acquisition, building consent requirements, and licenses, including recent regulatory modifications.

This program will also walk you through a comprehensive guide to resolving construction-related disputes in New Zealand, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation strategies. Through real-world case studies and interactive modules, you will become proficient in alternative dispute resolution methods, contract negotiation techniques, and the effective application of enforcement mechanisms.

Throughout the program, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of New Zealand's construction legislation and compliance pathways construction leaders need to manage projects successfully. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of the Building Act's critical components like building consents, notices to fix, and learn the compliance requirements at each stage of a build, including documentation protocols, assessments, and inspections.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will attain the Certification in New Zealand Construction Law. This certification will serve as a testament to your expertise to navigating the key legislation and regulations framework that governing the building and construction industry in New Zealand. Globally sought-after and recognized, this certification holds lifelong validity and will underscore your credentials in the sphere of New Zealand’s construction law and dispute resolution.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • New Zealand Construction Law Framework
  • Building Act 2004
  • Construction Contracts Act 2002
  • Building Regulations 1992
  • New Zealand Building Code
  • NZS3910 Standard Contract
  • Construction Contract Risks
  • Engineer to the Contract (EtCs)
  • Dispute Resolution Methods
  • Contract Interpretation
  • Contract Breach Management
  • Contractual Obligations and Liabilities
  • Mediation Techniques
  • Arbitration Procedures
  • Project Liability Identification
  • Building Consent Process
  • Tort Law Liability
  • Dispute Negotiation Tactics
  • Mediation Preparation
  • Adjudication Procedures
  • Litigation Evaluation
  • Procurement Methodologies
  • Payment Claim and Schedules
  • Extensions of Time
  • Resource Management Act 1991
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Contract Dispute Resolution

Your Faculty Director

Julia Flattery
Julia Flattery
Highly-Regarded Building And Construction Legal Expert And Trainer

Julia Flattery is a seasoned construction and commercial property law expert with over 15 years of experience in the industry. She is a trusted advisor to head contractors, subcontractors, consultants, and funders on contract packages and has extensive experience in contract drafting and dispute resolution. Julia has delivered results for clients in large mixed-use joint venture developments and large-scale infrastructure projects. She is a respected member of the construction community, actively participating in organizations such as the Women in Infrastructure Network and the Society of Construction Law. Julia is also a sought-after speaker, author, and trainer, delivering presentations and training sessions on construction law topics to organizations such as the NZIQS and the NZ Construction Law Conference. As a member of the consultation group for the Construction Sector Accord, she works to ensure the needs of the industry are being addressed in important policy decisions. Her expertise and commitment make her a valuable asset to any organization seeking to navigate the complexities of the construction sector.

New Zealand Construction Law Program Agenda

Module 1 - New Zealand Construction Law Legislative Framework And Regulation
Module 2 - NZS3910
Module 3 - Construction Contracts In New Zealand
Module 4 - Procurement Methodologies
Module 5 - Key Considerations In Construction Projects
Module 6 - Retentions
Module 7 - Application Of Contract Law And Tort To Construction Contracts
Module 8 - Dispute Avoidance, Management, Resolution And Conduct Of Building Disputes
Module 9 - Professional Liability Under Construction Contracts And Insuring Risk In Construction Contracts
Module 10 - Planning And Building Consents And Licenses

How You Will Benefit

  • Grasp New Zealand Construction Law: Develop a thorough understanding of the legal framework, including the Building Act, Construction Contracts Act, and Resource Management Act, essential for compliance in the New Zealand construction industry.
  • Comprehend Compliance Standards: Learn about compliance requirements in construction, focusing on the Building Regulations and other relevant legislation to ensure adherence to legal standards.
  • Understand Contractual Management: Gain knowledge in critical areas such as contracting, insurance policies, and workmanship standards to effectively manage legal aspects in construction projects.
  • Navigate Building and Construction Legal Complexities: Equip yourself with the expertise to handle the legal intricacies of permit acquisition, building consent requirements, and licenses, including understanding recent regulatory changes.
  • Resolve Construction Disputes Effectively: Learn strategies for resolving construction-related disputes in New Zealand, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation, along with alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Contract Negotiation and Enforcement: Become adept in contract negotiation techniques and applying effective enforcement mechanisms in the construction industry.
  • Comprehensive Understanding of Building Act: Delve into the critical components of the Building Act, like building consents and notices to fix, understanding compliance requirements at each construction stage.
  • Enhance Project Management with Legal Knowledge: Integrate legal principles with real-world cases for a practical approach to managing construction projects within the legal framework of New Zealand.
  • Proficiency in Documentation and Inspection Protocols: Acquire comprehensive knowledge in documentation protocols, assessments, and inspections to ensure compliance throughout the construction process.    

Certification in New Zealand Construction Law

Upon completion of this comprehensive program, you will earn the prestigious Certification in New Zealand Construction Law, a globally recognized and lifelong designation that will set you apart from your peers, demonstrating your expertise and critical knowledge in navigating the complexities of New Zealand’s construction law in managing legal risks and building robust compliance framework to safeguard your construction projects. This achievement will bolster your professional credentials, enhancing your resume and CV to showcase your comprehensive knowledge and expertise to potential employers.

Developed by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and certified by the CPD Certification Service, this program adheres to the highest continuing professional principles, ensuring that your certification reflects your dedication to excellence in your field.

Pricing & Registration

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New Zealand

Dates: 8 - 9 Jul 2024

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT)

Early Bird Packages Regular Pricing
By 03 May 2024 By 14 Jun 2024 After 14 Jun 2024
New Zealand Delegates NZD 1,895 NZD 2,095 NZD 2,195

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies)

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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