construction Administrator

Construction Contract Administrator

Engineer to Contract (EtC) / Contract Administrator.

At Aamsko New Zealand, we specialise in providing Engineer to Contract / Contract Administrator services tailored specifically for complex projects such as building refurbishment, long-term maintenance, and the remediation of leaky buildings. With our expertise and dedication, we ensure seamless project management from inception to completion, delivering exceptional results every step of the way.

Benefits of Construction Contract Administrator.

Compliance Assurance: Our team is well-versed with the process required to adminster NZS 3910:2023 and NEC3 construction contracts. Ensuring that your projects remain compliant with industry standards and legal requirements at all times.

Expert Guidance: Count on our project consulting team to provide expert “best for project” guidance throughout the contract administration process, from contract negotiation to project completion.

Risk Management: We proactively identify and mitigate risks to minimise disruptions and delays, keeping your projects on schedule and within budget.

Transparent Communication: Our project delivery process is driven through transparent communication and regular updates on project progress, ensuring that the client is able to make informed decisions.

Cost Efficiency: Our management process has an inherant focus on effectiveness as well as efficency. Which allow us to manage project costs while maintaining quality standards.

Aamsko project consultants have extensive experience serving as the Engineer to the Contract under NZS 3910 and 3916, and more recently as Contract Administrators. The Engineer must be an individual with suitable qualifications, rather than a company or firm. This person is appointed by the principal and fulfills a dual role:

— As an expert adviser and representative of the Principal, the Engineer directs the Contractor on behalf of the Principal and acts as the Principal’s agent in receiving payment claims and providing Payment Schedules.

— Independently of either contracting party, the Engineer fairly and impartially makes decisions entrusted to them under the Contract, values the work, and issues certificates.

As the Principal’s agent, we will act in the principal’s best interest, using our expertise to provide expert advice and representation. For instance, when receiving payment claims and issuing progress schedules, we do so explicitly in our capacity as the Principal’s agent.

When deciding on approving and valuing variations, verifying unforeseen physical conditions, granting time extensions, or evaluating the contractor’s payment claims, we will serve as unbiased contract administrators.

Any disagreements between the contractor and the principal will be directed to the Engineer or Contract Administrator for an Engineer’s determination. In this quasi-judicial capacity, we will conscientiously fulfill our responsibilities with integrity.

Our Administration process is well aligned with NZS 3910:2023 and NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract. With our expertise and dedication, we ensure that your building remedial projects is administered in a “best for project” basis, and are delivered with the best possible outcome.

Contact Us today to learn more about the benefits of partnering with Aamsko for end-to-end project management of your building remedial or or leaky building refurbishment.


NZS 3910:2023 New Zealand Standard for Conditions of Contract for Building and Civil Engineering Construction.
NEC3 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), a flexible and collaborative framework emphasising accountability, and risk management.
We are members of the Society of Construction Law New Zealand and the Construction Accord.