NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar 2019 Product code: L07101-UK

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 NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar (Session)

NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar (Session)
£399.00 Platinum/Gold Users' Group Members £359.10
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The next NEC Annual Users’ Group seminar takes place on Monday 17th June 2019 at the renowned One Great George Street; the iconic Grade II listed building and home to the Institution of Civil Engineers.
The flagship event looks to celebrate the successes of past NEC projects and the focus on future industry collaboration efforts. With an emphasis on key international projects to showcase progress, challenges and developments for NEC.
An opening address from NEC Users’ Group Chair, Dr. David Hancock, Construction Director at the Infrastructure Projects Authority will centre around how NEC is the public-sector contract of choice. This event will be celebrating how the NEC ethos of collaborative working is becoming best practice worldwide and feature projects, speakers and delegates from around the globe. There will also be an opportunity to get the real-life answers through the Interactive Q&A session.
Attend NEC expert lead practical application workshops alongside international delegates to deepen the understanding of day-to-day use of the contracts. Continue the conversation during breakout networking sessions and connect with global partners to form authentic and meaningful relationships.  Use the shared expertise of the NEC community to ensure projects run on time, on budget and with smoother contract management.
The seminar will conclude with case study presentations on key projects and the NEC awards, which celebrates projects and organisations in the UK and around the world which have demonstrated how the spirit of mutual trust and cooperation has successfully delivered their project to budget, on time and to standard.
The wide breadth of delegates from diverse backgrounds coming together to keep abreast of NEC developments, discuss best practices, and networking makes this the ideal gathering of the engineering community to learn, share and improve.

See below the highlights of the NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar 2018: 

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For more information contact Cheryl Waterman NEC Users’ Group and Events Coordinator on or +44 (0) 207 665 2445.
Dr David Hancock, NEC Users' Group Chair & Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority Cabinet Office
Dr David Hancock leads the Government Construction Team and chairs the Government Construction Board for the Cabinet Office and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA). Prior to joining IPA he was Head of Risk for Transport for London. Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of risk, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership. He was Head of Risk for the Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow and champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy.
He is a high-risk project reviewer and sits on the advisory boards for Buckingham Palace refurbishment, British Virgin Islands Redevelopment and the British Antarctic Survey. In autumn 2017 he was appointed as the NEC UK Users’ Group Chair.
Professor Rudi Klein, NEC Users' Group President & Chief Executive, SEC Group
Rudi Klein is Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group. He is a barrister specialising in construction law and President of the NEC Users’ Group. Rudi is acknowledged as the driving force behind the changes that have been introduced over the years to improve payment performance in the UK construction industry. These have included the Construction Act and project bank accounts. He helped draft the Construction Contracts Act in Ireland which was added to the Irish Statute Book in July 2013. He was a member of a European Commission working party drafting a harmonised code of contract law for the European Union. He is an Honorary Member of the Society of Construction Law and a Special Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. In 2015 the Technology and Construction Court Solicitors’ Association awarded him the Clare Edwards Award for his professional excellence and contribution in the field of construction law. In October 2016 Rudi was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by SELECT. Rudi was presented with the SNIPEF Merit Award 2016.
Phil Bennett, Commercial Director, Digital Railway
Phil Bennett is the Commercial Director for the Digital Railway programme within Network Rail. Phil Bennett has been with Network Rail and its predecessors for 18 years and during this time has held a variety of senior commercial and programme management roles. He has been in his current role since December 2014 and has responsibility for establishing the commercial, procurement and supply chain engagement strategies and for leading the cost modelling for the cross industry Digital Railway programme. Phil has 30 years’ experience in the UK construction industry in a variety of business and market sectors and has a technical background as a qualified quantity surveyor.
Mark Enzer, Chief Technical Officer, Mott Mac Donald
Enzer-photo.jpg Mark Enzer is Mott MacDonald’s Chief Technical Officer. In this role, he is accountable to the Group Board for technical excellence globally, which he drives chiefly via Mott MacDonald’s internal professional networks. Mark is a keen champion of innovation in the context of collaborative delivery models and he is particularly interested in transformational change in infrastructure engineering, including the application of digital transformation, Smart Infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions, platform-based delivery and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA).
Mark is currently the chair of the Digital Framework Task Group, which is part of the Centre for Digital Built Britain. Mark was the leader of the Digital Transformation workstream as part of “Project 13” for the Infrastructure Client Group, which represents the UK’s major infrastructure client organisations and he was the Lead Author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.
Andy Alder, Programme Director, Tideway
Andrew J. Alder Andy is the Programme Director for Thames Tideway Tunnel, responsible for delivery of all infrastructure for the project. He joined Tideway in 2015 from Crossrail where he was Chief Tunnel Engineer during the detailed design phase, managed procurement of several tunnelling contracts, and was Project Manager for construction of all tunnelling work in the west area of Crossrail. Andy has previously been responsible for the design of the LU Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade, and DLR Extensions to London City Airport and Woolwich. Other projects that Andy has worked on include the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the Jubilee Line Extension and projects In Ireland, Egypt and Malaysia.
Ian Peter Barry Cowling, Head of Commercial Services, BAM Nuttall Ltd
Ian is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Surveyor who has worked in the civil engineering industry for over 45 years and has extensive experience of administering NEC contracts. He is currently Head of Commercial Services for BAM Nuttall, and in 1996 worked on Nuttall’s first NEC contract in the north and has been involved in many other NEC projects since then. Ian is the immediate past President of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, and their Chief Examiner. In that capacity Ian has championed use of the NEC and has lectured on the topic in the UK, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Ian is well placed to provide a contractor’s perspective of the effectiveness of NEC.
08:00 Registration
09:00 Opening Remarks
Dr David Hancock Dr. David Hancock
Construction Director, Infrastructure Projects Authority & NEC Users’ Group Chair
09:10 Keynote Address
09:30 NEC in Hong Kong
SH Lam Mr S H Lam
Permanent Secretary (Works) Development Bureau and Asia Pacific Users’ Group Chair
09:50 Using NEC4 from a Contractor Perspective
Mr. Ian Cowling
Head of Commercial Services, BAM Nuttall
10:10 Digital Transformation
Mr Mark Enzer Mr Mark Enzer
Chief Technical Office, Mott MacDonald
  • The Digital Transformation landscape in the UK’s built environment
  • The connection between data and the public good – the high-level value proposition for Digital Transformation
  • The National Digital Twin and the Information Management Framework for the built environment
10:30 Q&A
10:50 Morning refreshment break and networking
11:20 NEC Spotlight Case Study
11:40 NEC Building Case Study: Lima 2019
12:00 NEC transport Case Study: Collaborating to deliver the Digital Railway using NEC4
Philip Bennett Phillip Bennett
Commercial Director, Network Rail
  • Why collaboration is at the heart of delivering the digital railway transformation on ECML
  • Why NEC4 was chosen as the contract form for the ECML Digital Railway Train Control Partner Contract
  • The challenges of moving to an outcome based DBO contract approach
12:20 NEC Water Case Study: Thames Tideway Tunnel
Andy Adler Andy Adler
Programme Director, Thames Tideway Tunnel
  • Overview of Tideway, its scope, procurement strategy and delivery model
  • Delivery challenges and how collaboration and commercial management have enabled these to be overcome
  • Lessons learned to be considered for future major projects
12:40 Q&A
13:00 Lunch & network break
14:00 Workshops
15:30 Afternoon break: refreshments and networking
16:00 NEC Awards
16:20 Closing remarks
16:30 Cocktail Reception
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Why Attend?
Why attend?
  • Get valuable insight into the NEC suite of contracts
  • Network with NEC experts, tutors and users’
  • Enrich your knowledge of the progress, challenges and developments for NEC with key speakers from across the industry and government agencies
  • Learn about the successful application of NEC across large-scale public and private projects across the world
  • Be clear on how the application of NEC to your projects will ensure smoother project management and greater collaboration between parties
  • Take part in the breakout sessions which provide practical learning from NEC experts
  • Get involved in the interactive panel session designed to promote discussion and allow users to share experiences with the contracts
  • Network and strengthen working relationships with delegates at the cocktail reception which concludes the event at the iconic London venue
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