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Course Description

In the realm of the construction industry, the term 'payments' refers to the financial transactions that occur between various stakeholders involved in a construction project. These stakeholders include, but are not limited to, project owners, main contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors. Payments are made in return for goods supplied or services rendered, forming an essential part of the project's operational flow.

Construction payments can manifest in numerous forms, each catering to a specific stage or milestone in the project. These forms include but are not limited to, interim progress payments, milestone-based payments, final payments, and the release of retention amounts. Given the multifaceted nature of construction projects and the numerous parties involved, the payment process can often become complex and may potentially be a source of disputes or disagreements.

To ensure the smooth execution of payment procedures and minimize the likelihood of disputes, it's vital to have clear, detailed contracts in place. These contracts should lucidly define the terms and conditions associated with payments, including specifics about the payment schedule, the methods to be used for payment, and any penalties or incentives that might be applicable in the event of delayed or early payments.

Moreover, maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all financial transactions, including payments and invoices, is fundamental. These records serve as a clear reference point, making it easier to track the financial progress of the project and helping to resolve any potential disagreements or disputes about payments that may arise.

With the goal of providing a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in the payment processes in construction projects, this workshop has been designed to address all the crucial aspects, from fundamental principles to best practices. The workshop emphasizes the importance of effective communication and collaboration between all stakeholders and underscores the need for meticulous record-keeping to ensure the timely and accurate execution of payments. By following the insights and guidance provided during this workshop, participants can contribute to minimizing payment disputes and promoting a smoother, more efficient payment process in their respective construction projects.




To provide an overview of the payment processes and procedures involved in construction projects
To highlight the importance of accurate record-keeping and documentation
To promote effective communication and collaboration between all parties involved in the construction project
To provide practical tools and resources for managing payments in construction projects
To highlight common payment issues and disputes in the construction industry and how to avoid them




Contractors and subcontractors
Project managers and vendors
Legal and financial professionals




Group discussions 
Case studies
Role-playing exercises




The training topics will run as VILT (virtual instructor led training) via Microsoft Teams. 


August 2024: 6, 13
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM (Beirut Time)


Introduction to Construction Payments: A Comprehensive Overview

Delving into Interim Payments: Purpose and Processes

Understanding the General Principles Governing Construction Payments

Final Accounts: The Completion of Financial Transactions in Construction

Exploring Valuations: Understanding the Different Types (Remeasured, Lump Sum, Cost+)

Reflecting on Experience: Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Construction Payments

Navigating Provisional Sums: A Look at Estimations in Project Budgeting

Key Takeaways: Essential Learning Points in Construction Payment Processes

Deconstructing Prime Cost Sums: Their Role and Calculation

Revisiting Interim Payments: A Deeper Exploration into Their Importance and Execution

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