NEC Users' Group Online Conference - All Sessions Product code: L07101-UK

Jun 21 st

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Our annual conference is back online and will be taking place over the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd June. Like last year, the conference will feature separate morning presentations and afternoon workshops – each lasting 90 mins. For a look at our recorded sessions from last year, please click here.

This year’s agenda will feature presentations on how the effective use of NEC can deliver better, greener project solutions that support the UK’s 2050 net zero target and showcase examples of NEC being used across sectors and around the world.
Additionally, we will be running engaging and interactive workshop sessions which will look at practical advice on day-to-day management of the contracts. We will also be hosting our ever-popular NEC Awards.

Free Digital Copy of the FM Contract:

This year, all registrants will be given a free digital copy of the FM contract. This option allows a single user to view and search their purchased documents for a period of up to 6 months.
The NEC4 Facilities Management Contract (FMC) is intended to be used for the appointment of a service provider for a period of time to manage and provide a facility management service. The NEC4 suite of contracts helps to streamline processes, reduce the potential for problems and promotes the best practice in the procurement of facilities management services.
We look forward to seeing you there. Please remember that NEC Users’ Group members enjoy free and discounted spaces to our online events so please consider joining if you haven’t already.

Who should attend? 
  • Contractors and their supply chain
  • Project Managers
  • Clients and their advisers
  • Consultants
  • Legal sector representatives
Peter Alexander, Service Manager, AstraZeneca

Peter is the Service Manager for AstraZeneca within their capital projects delivery team at the Macclesfield Campus. As a time-served Project Manager he has seen first-hand how poorly implemented and administered engineering contracts can be hard work to manage, drive the wrong behaviours and ultimately cause poor project outcomes. For the past four years he has been leading the team’s engineering contract management and recently introduced a new NEC4 Framework Contract to better drive collaborative project delivery.

Manoj Bahl,  Senior Managing Director, Construction Solutions

Mr Bahl specialises in planning and programming matters and delay disputes. He is both a chartered civil and building engineer with over 15 years of experience working in a consulting, contracting and claims environment. He brings with him the core skills in establishing, maintaining and reviewing project control structures and techniques gained from working on multi-billion value civil engineering and building projects both in the UK and overseas. Mr Bahl has extensive site-based construction experience managing building and civil engineering schemes as well as providing a specialist planning role on some of the largest infrastructure projects for a leading contractor. His work covers all facets of the built environment and his domestic and international experience has included both the private and public sector together with the involvement in several PPP/PFI projects. These projects have been in building (new build, maintenance and refurbishment), commercial (financial services, data centre and office fit-out) and infrastructure (rail, airports, power, utilities and highways). As a forensic planning specialist he is experienced in prospective and retrospective delay analysis techniques and the production of supporting tablature and written reports as part of an expert submission. He has been instructed as a delay expert on a number of occasions, with experience in producing written reports and under cross-examination. In addition, he has been retained by a number of contractors to prepare extension of time applications and by clients to assess claims submitted. Mr Bahl is recognized in ‘Who’s Who Legal Construction Expert Witnesses 2020’ and ‘Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts 2020’ as a ‘future leader’, for his “excellent performance both in his written presentation and under cross-examination” and for his “diligence and persuasiveness”

Matthew Browne, Deputy Director and Head of Policy, Infrastructure Project Authority

In recent years Matt has been responsible for policy development for the Cabinet Office's Outsourcing Programme. The team is reforming how the Government makes decisions about whether, and how, to outsource public services so that value for money is maximised, continuity of services is ensured, and high quality services are delivered. Before that he spent a decade in HM Treasury, where he focussed on infrastructure investment, public spending control, and the financial services sector.

Nicholas Gould, Partner, Fenwick Elliott LLP

Nicholas Gould is a partner in the specialist construction, engineering and energy lawyers Fenwick Elliott LLP, where he conducts a mix of international dispute resolution and non-contentious work.  He is a solicitor-advocate, chartered surveyor, accredited adjudicator and CEDR lead mediator.  He sits as arbitrator and on dispute boards. He acts for contractors, employers and governments in the building, construction, engineering, infrastructure, transport, energy, oil and gas, and process engineering sectors. Nicholas is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Vice President of the ICC’s Arbitration Commission. He is President Elect of the DRBF and past Chairman of the Society of Construction Law.

Andrew Griffiths, Pr Eng, C Eng, MSc, MBA, FICE, FSAICE, FAArb

Andy has over 40 years of post-graduate experience, the majority of which involved dams, tunnels and water projects. He has particular experience in construction management, contract law, claims adjudication and large-scale engineering projects, and now practices as an independent dispute resolution practitioner. Andy has been intimately involved in some of southern Africa's most prestigious projects, playing leading roles on the Berg River Dam, Thune Dam in Botswana, the VRESAP pipeline, the Durban Harbour Tunnel, and the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (the 185m high Katse Dam, the 45km long Transfer Tunnel, the 36 Km long Mohale Tunnel and the Matsoku Weir and Tunnel of Phase 1B). He has been involved in numerous disputes, either as a DB member or as the engineer; as well as adjudicator, mediator or arbitrator. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (RSA), a Fellow of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators, and is the immediate Past-President of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation.
He is a member of the ICE-SA NEC list of adjudicators, the FIDIC President’s list of approved dispute adjudicators, as well as the SAlCE and CESA Presidents’ lists of mediators, arbitrators and adjudicators. He was the recipient of the DRBF 2019 Al Mathews Award for dispute board excellence.

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.

Ian Hastings, Head of Procurement Services, SKA Observatory Intergovernmental Organisation 

Ian Hastings is Head of Procurement Services at the SKA Observatory, a newly established intergovernmental organisation headquartered at Jodrell Bank in the UK. Winner of multiple Procurement awards and a CIPS Fellow, Ian is an experienced procurement expert with a track-record of starting-up successful procurement functions from scratch and developing workable procurement strategies, often for large, complex international engineering projects with demanding stakeholders. Ian’s procurement career expands over several industries including aerospace, defence, construction, and science administration. Ian is also a lifelong cyclist and still gets out on his bike around the lovely Cheshire lanes most weekends.

Peter Higgins, NEC4 Board Chair

Peter Higgins is a director of pdConsult. Before starting pdConsult in 2000, he was responsible for the worldwide civil engineering work of a major UK consultancy. He has a background in civil engineering, building and landscape.
Peter Higgins was Chairman of the New Engineering Contract Panel for the Institution of Civil Engineers and now sits on their New Contract Board. He has been involved in the development and implementation of NEC contracts since the initial preparation of these contract forms, and has provided advice and training to many contract users. Peter was a council member and subsequently was awarded honorary membership of the Society of Construction Law, and has served as a branch chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as chairman of the ICE Dispute Resolution Panel.

Linda Hausmanis, CEO, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management   

Linda was appointed CEO in October 2016 where she embarked on a programme to create a modern professional body, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and to re-position workplace and facilities management as a value-creating profession. Linda joined the former British Institute of Facilities Management in April 2007 where she delivered an educational strategy that enabled the Institute to become a regulated Awarding Organisation. Working with the sector, she went on to lead the Institute’s work to develop professional vocational qualifications in facilities management, which are now accredited and delivered internationally. She spearheaded the development of Professional Standards for facilities management which are now embedded by employers in the recruitment, development and management of professionals in the UK and beyond.  IWFM provides value to a membership community of around 14,000 and to the sector more widely. Its vision is to be the trusted voice of a distinct profession recognised, beyond the built environment, for its ability to enable people to transform organisations and their performance.

Rob Horne, Partner at International Law Firm Osborne Clarke

Rob is a Partner at International Law Firm Osborne Clarke, he heads the Construction and Engineering Disputes & Risk practice and leads the Infrastructure Sector team. He is consistently ranked in legal directories as a leader in the field with particular expertise in the NEC form of contract with additional comments this year including "noted for his proficiency in disputes relating to PFI projects and energy developments" Legal 500 2020 "decades of experience of advising on complex contentious construction and infrastructure matters" Chambers & Partners 2020. He has been involved in many of the biggest UK infrastructure let under the NEC form of contract (from NEC2 to NEC4) in recent years including London Olympics 2012, HS1 and HS2, Heathrow T5, Cross Rail, Thames Tideway and many more. From an international perspective Rob has worked on projects across Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa, Australia and South America on a diverse range of infrastructure from roads and railways to oil and gas pipelines and hospitals. Known for his innovative approaches to risk management and disputes resolution he is a Chartered Arbitrator and adjudicator on a number of UK and International panels. He regularly writes on practical application and use of the NEC as well as having co-authored a number of books, including The Expert Witness in Construction, Global Construction Success, International Construction Contract Law and Law for Construction Professionals. He has been a senior examiner for both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the R.I.C.S.

David Hunter, NEC Consultant

David specialises in the procurement and delivery of works and services using the NEC forms of contract. With over thirty years of experience, David has a proven record in delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders in both the public and private sector. David’s experience with the NEC suite of contracts extends over a fifteen-year period acting as Employer, NEC Project Manager and Contractor. In 2014 David was named ‘NEC Project Manager of the Year’ at the inaugural NEC awards.
As well as providing NEC3/4 consultancy services David delivers the ECC Project Manager and Supervisor Accreditation programmes for the NEC and provides training for in-house clients and public courses. He is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor who actively encourages and facilitates participation by delegates during training and workshop sessions.

Sean Kennelly, Palm Commercial Services Ltd

Sean Kennelly FRICS FCIArb LLM from Palm Commercial Services Ltd. Sean is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and is appointed as NEC3/NEC4 consultant on various projects in Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Civils, New Housing and HS2. Palm currently supports projects in Europe, Dubai, Australia and Israel.

Ir Lam Sai-hung, Permanent Secretary, Development (Works)

Ir LAM Sai-hung was appointed the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) in October 2018.
Ir LAM graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong in 1983. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the China Hong Kong Railway Institution.
Ir LAM joined the Government as an Assistant Engineer in 1986. He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 2009, to Government Engineer in 2012, and to Principal Government Engineer in 2014. He was the Project Manager of the Hong Kong Island and Islands Development Office in the Civil Engineering and Development Department from June 2015 to August 2016. He was the Director of Civil Engineering and Development from September 2016 to October 2018 before his appointment as the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works).

John Richardson, Head of Innovation, SGN & Chair of Pipeline Industries Guild – Scottish Branch

John Richardson is Head of Innovation at SGN and is the current Chair of Pipeline Industries Guild - Scottish Branch, and has experience of negotiating and delivering NEC projects within the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical industries.

Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission, Construction Minister

Bridget Rosewell is an experienced director, policy maker and economist, with a track record in advising public and private sector clients on key strategic issues. She has worked extensively on cities, infrastructure and finance, advising on projects in road and rail and on major property developments and regeneration. Bridget has been a member of Commissions looking at the future of public services, city finance, the North East economy, the City Growth Commission and the London Infrastructure Commission. She has also served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater London Authority (2002 to 2012) and her book, ‘Reinventing London’, was published in 2014.
Bridget lives in the East Midlands and is Chair of Atom Bank, based in Durham. She is also founder and Senior Advisor of Volterra Partners and Chair of the M6 Toll Road. She was appointed CBE in December 2018 and is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Rachel Skinner, President, Institution of Civil Engineers

Rachel Skinner is the 156th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is an Executive Director (Transport) at WSP. She is a Patron of Women in Transport (a not-for-profit) having been one of its founding board members since 2005. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered engineer and a chartered transport planner.  Rachel chairs the Carbon stream of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) and was recently invited to join the external expert panel established to support the UK Department for Transport’s Acceleration Unit that is focused on a faster, better and greener recovery beyond COVID-19. She served two years as an Infrastructure Commissioner for Scotland from late 2018. In 2016, Rachel was listed as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural UK Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering; in 2017 she was named the Most Distinguished Winner and Best Woman Civil Engineer at the Women in Civil Engineering Awards, and in 2019 she was confirmed by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s Top 100 Women in Engineering. Rachel has authored, scripted and hosted publications and films on topics including “Shaping Zero” about net zero carbon for infrastructure, “Making Better Places” on place-making and future mobility, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration. She is regularly invited to give keynote conference presentations and to chair international and national industry events. Rachel is involved with strategic projects for clients across the public and private sectors, including leadership of a growing portfolio of future mobility projects in the UK and overseas.

The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Construction Minister

Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as the UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency on 7 November 2020. Previously Anne-Marie was the Secretary of State for International Development from February to September 2020. She was Minister of State for the Armed Forces from 17 December 2019 to 13 February 2020, and Minister for Defence Procurement from 27 July 2019 to 16 December 2019. Anne-Marie was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency at the 2015 general election. A chartered accountant by trade, Anne-Marie sat on the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee from July 2015 to May 2017 and December 2018 to July 2019. She has previously served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence. As an MP, she has campaigned with colleagues for greater autism awareness and has focused on the Armed Forces Covenant. Her wider interests involve spending time with her family, making the most of the incredible landscape her vast and varied constituency affords and putting her passion for singing to good use by taking part in Singing for Syrians concerts in Westminster.

Patrick Waterhouse, NEC Consultant

Patrick is an adjudicator and consultant specialising in all forms of construction and service contracts. He advises clients on disputes and contract issues in construction and engineering. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, an Accredited Mediator and an Adjudicator for disputes under construction contracts. Patrick is on the panels of adjudicators of ACE, CIArb, CIC, IChemE, ICE and TeCSA. He is also on the ICE's Register of Mediators/Conciliators. He delivers a range of training courses in the areas of standard form contracts (NEC, ACE, JCT), PFI contracts, contract law and commercial practice. He is a tutor for the NEC4 and NEC3 Project Manager Accreditation Programmes.

John Welch, Deputy Director, Construction, Crown Commercial Service

John is a senior commercial and procurement professional, chartered with extensive construction experience. He is the upcoming NEC Users’ Group Chair and is currently responsible for the strategic delivery of multi-billion-pound commercial agreements in Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supporting Government departments in delivering their construction programmes and is pioneering a collaborative working approach with industry aiming to improve sector performance achieving a fair balance between clients, contractors and subcontractors. Outside of CCS, John has supported Dame Judith Hackitt and her Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) in support of implementing her recommendations following the Grenfell tragedy. He played a critical role in the production, and now implementation, of the Construction Playbook on behalf of Government, worked with the NEC on the development of the Government Boilerplate conditions and is a Government Construction Board Member as an advisor on construction procurement and trends in the industry. John is also a Fellow of RICS: an honoured class of membership awarded on the basis of individual achievement within the profession

Tim Willis, NEC Consultant

Construction consultant and Solicitor Advocate with 30 years of varied experience in advising on construction and engineering projects and dispute resolution in  the UK and Hong Kong.


Programme Overview

Date Topic Time
21 June 2021       NEC Contracts: Supporting Net Zero 09:00-10:30
21 June 2021 Best Practice in NEC Contracts for Delay Damages 13:00-14:30
22 June 2021 NEC Contracts: Across Sectors 09:00-10:30
22 June 2021 NEC4 Programming Workshop 13:00-14:30
23 June 2021 NEC Contracts: Global Reach & NEC Awards 09:00-10:30
23 June 2021 The Role of DABs on International Engineering Projects - A Panel Discussion 13:00-14:30

Full Programme

 Monday 21 June 2021 - NEC Contracts: Supporting Net Zero
09:00 -10:30 AM
Chair: John Welch
09:00 User's Group Chair Handover

David Hancock
Construction Director, Infrastructure & Project Authority

John Welch
Deputy Director – Construction, Crown Commercial Service

09:10 Opening Address
  Rachel Skinner
President, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Achieving net zero for infrastructure
  • How ICE are supporting the government 2050 carbon targets
  • Why the time is now
9:15 Keynote presentation (pre-recorded)
  Official_portrait_of_Mrs_Anne-Marie_Trevelyan-1.jpg The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth
  • The Prime Minister's Net Zero challenge: The role of CO2nstruct Zero in meeting these challenges
  • Government’s broader approach to delivering the Green Industrial Revolution
09:10 Keynote Presentation - Roadmap to decarbonisation

Bridget Rosewell
Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
  • The Commission’s Annual Monitoring Review 2021
  • Road to Net Zero
  • Environmental Net Gain
09:50 Delivering the Construction Playbook: a Cabinet Office update
Matthew Browne
Deputy Director, Outsourcing Programme, Cabinet Office
  • How to assess, procure and deliver public work projects
  • Working with industry to embed playbook policies and guidance
  • Increasing productivity through collaboration
10:10 Audience Q&A
10:30 Close
 Monday 21 June 2021
Afternoon Workshop 13:00 - 14:30 PM
13:00 Best practice in NEC contracts for delay damages

Patrick Waterhouse
NEC Consultant

David Hunter
NEC Consultant
  • What are delay damages and the current legal position
  • Delay damages and extensions of time
  • Setting the amount of damages and preparing Contract Data
14:30 Close
 Tuesday 22 June 2021 - Across the Sectors
09:00 -10:30 AM
Chair: John Welch
9:00  Standardisation of FM contracts – what it means and where next?
Linda Hausmanis, CEO
Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
  • FM context and the need for a standard contract
  • Key themes in workplace and facilities management and their link back to the contract
  • Where next?
09:20 How NEC4 can support collaborative contracting in the Oil and Gas industry

Sean Kennelly
Palm Commercial Services Ltd

John Richardson
Head of Innovation, SGN & Chair Pipeline Industries Guild - Scottish Branch
  • Key provisions that support collaboration
  • Flexibility in risk allocation
  • Considerations when using NEC4 in the Oil and Gas Industry
09:40 Using NEC Contracts for project delivery in pharmaceutical sector
  Peter Alexander
Service Manager, AstraZeneca
  • Why NEC?
  • Changing contracts and contractual behaviours
  • Managing contracts and project delivery through a global pandemic
10:00 Audience Q&A
10:30 Close
 Tuesday 22 June 2021
Afternoon Workshop 13:00-14:30 PM
13:00 NEC4 Programming Workshop

Tim Willis
NEC Consultant

Manoj Bahl
Senior Managing Director, Construction Solutions
  • Construction programme and the NEC programme
  • What is a good programme
  • Managing/ accepting/ rejecting the programme
14:30 Close
Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Global Reach
09:00 -10:30 AM
Chair: Shy Jackson
09:00 NEC Awards Presentation
09:10 A New Era of Trust and Cooperation
  Ir Lam Sai-hung
Permanent Secretary, Development Bureau - works
  • Recent challenges
  • Retrospect the 10-year performance of NEC in Hong Kong Public Works Project
  • New era of collaboration in Hong Kong

09:30 NEC in Australia and South Africa: SKA Telescope case study
  Ian Hastings
Head of Procurement Services, SKA Observatory Intergovernmental Organisation
  • Linking together projects, people and processes
  • Truly international collaboration
  • Addressing culture, people, training and systems
09:50 NEC Adjudication: The role of DABs on international engineering projects - an introduction

Rob Horne
Partner - Osborne Clarke

Peter Higgins
NEC4 Board Chair
  • Intro to DABs
  • Focus on NEC provisions
  • Dispute Avoidance in Practice
  • Use DABs: What's stoppping you?
10:00 Audience Q&A Session
10:30 Close
 Wednesday 23 June 2021
Afternoon Workshop 13:00 -14:30 PM
13:00 NEC Adjudication: The role of DABs on international engineering projects –
a panel discussion

Rob Horne
Partner - Osborne Clarke

Andrew Griffiths
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

Nicholas Gould
Fenwick Elliott

Peter Higgins
NEC4 Board Chair

Conference Close
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As our biggest NEC event in the UK, the conference is an ideal opportunity for those wishing to reach a wide range of clients in the NEC community.

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Why Attend?
  • Benefit from expert guidance on NEC Contracts
  • Hear from leaders in government and industry
  • Learn about NEC case studies from across infrastructure
  • Understand where NEC is being used across the globe and why
  • Engage with interactive practical workshop sessions
  • Participate in an interactive online Q&A session

Applications for the NEC Awards 2021 are closed. View the list of finalists here.

The NEC Awards recognise excellence in project delivery and showcase examples of good practice through collaboration from across the world. Being shortlisted at our Awards is a real achievement and testament to the great work carried out by the individual, team, project, collaboration or organisation.

NEC awards receive entries in the following categories:
  • NEC Transport Project of the Year – an award for any project procured in the transport sector under any NEC Contract. The contracts can be in progress (as long as at least one year has passed). Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Water Project of the Year – an award for any project procured in the water sector under any NEC Contract. The contracts can be in progress (as long as at least one year has passed). Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Building / FM Project of the Year – an award for any project procured in the building and  / or facilities management sector under any NEC Contract. The contracts can be in progress (as long as at least one year has passed). Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Client of the Year – this award is for any client organisation working with an NEC Contract. The client organisation can be from any sector and any country. Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved with their supply chain on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4) NEC contractor of the year award - This award is for any contracting organisation. Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Contractor of the Year – This award is for any contracting organisation. Candidates should give a description of best practice collaboration achieved on their NEC project(s) with particular emphasis on clause 10.1 (NEC3) or 10.2 (NEC4).
  • NEC Contract Innovation – This award will recognise projects demonstrating innovation through use of KPIs, Scope/Works Information/Service Information or additional clause drafting. Entrants should submit their rationale (business needs, supporting localised behavioural change, testing new working methods, anticipated benefit to stakeholders), and the challenges and opportunities presented through this innovation which will be shared as ‘lessons learned’ with the wider Users’ Group.
  • NEC Sustainability and Climate Resilience – This is a new award that will recognise projects which have set out to reduce their overall impact on the environment in terms of carbon emissions, and /or resilience to climate change in alignment with government carbon reduction targets.
Partners and Supporters
Partners and Supporters


  The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the avoidance and resolution of disputes worldwide using the unique and proven Dispute Board (DB) method.
The DRBF provides assistance with the worldwide application of the Dispute Board method by providing advice and suggestions tailored for the conditions and practices existing in project areas. The rapid spread of the process worldwide has resulted in the process being used on more than $270 billion worth of construction projects, achieving avoidance of numerous disputes and delivering significant savings. The DRBF provides guidance on effective DB implementation tailored for the conditions and practices existing in project areas, as well as training DB practitioners and promoting best practices.

  The Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service is an executive agency and trading fund of the Cabinet Office of the UK Government.
  The Development Bureau

The Development Bureau is an agency of the Government of Hong Kong responsible for urban planning and renewal, land administration, housing, infrastructure development, and heritage conservation.

  Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is the body for workplace and facilities professionals. We exist to promote excellence among a worldwide membership community of around 14,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely. The IWFM was established in 2018. It builds on the proud heritage of 25 years of the British Institute of Facilities Management.  

  Confederation of International Contractor's Associations

The mission of the Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations (CICA) is to serve, promote and enhance the image of the construction industry across the world.
CICA is a non-profit, voluntary and global association of trade associations representing member construction firms from their respective regions. The members undertake to conduct themselves in an ethical manner.

  The Pipeline Industries Guild

The Pipeline Industries Guild was formed in 1957. Since then, it has evolved to be the only association world-wide to cater directly for the needs of the pipeline industry, regardless of engineering discipline, application, or qualification.

The Pipeline Industries Guild, has a clear vision of its future, in which it will broaden its pipeline-engineering interests and continue to cater for the ever-widening horizons of its expanding membership.

From the point of view of pipeline engineering in all its aspects, the Pipeline Industries Guild is the place where the disciplines meet, and where leading-edge technology is discussed, analysed and disseminated.

  The Society of Construction Law

SCL works to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law. It has almost 3,000 members.

  Institute of Highway Engineers

With over 3,500 members, the IHE helps highway engineers with their professional development. The IHE provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition. Since 1972 they have registered engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council and accrediting academic courses since 1989.

  The Confederation of Construction Specialists

The Confederation of Construction Specialists provides a focused voice for specialist companies, in all construction sectors, to achieve greater fairness in the distribution of financial and contractual risk.

Since 1983 the confederation has been campaigning; providing legal and contractual advice; and developing and delivering professional contractual training to empower its members and the wider construction community to optimise contractual arrangements when dealing with main contractors and clients.

  The Society of Construction Law Vietnam

SCL Vietnam works to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law.

  The Institution of Civil Engineers - Training

ICE Training is the training arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the leading provider of specialist training for civil engineers, project managers and construction professionals. Whether you are new or aspiring to the profession, or an experienced practitioner, ICE offer engineering and construction training courses that satisfy knowledge requirements across the breadth of infastructure, as well as training on skills such as business and project management. Areas we cover include BIM, CDM 2015, Eurocodes, Health and Safety, Temporary Works, Project Management and ICE Professional Review. All our courses can be used as party of your CPD requirement.

  Actuate UK

Actuate UK - the engineering services alliance - is the umbrella body for UK engineering services.

It brings together the leading trade, technology and professional bodies within the multi-billion-pound sector:  BESA, BSRIA, CIBSE, ECA, FETA, LEIA, SELECT and SNIPEF.

Actuate speak with a single, shared and authoritative voice to affect positive change in the built environment. 

  The Institution of Civil Engineers - Publishing

Established in 1836, ICE Publishing is a leading provider of information for researchers and practitioners worldwide in the fields of civil and environmental engineering, and materials science.  We are the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), a non-profit society of over 93,000 members around the world. Our portfolio includes journals, archives and books which provide a gold-standard reference point for industry and academia. 

  The Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a professional membership body that government and industry listen to while providing unrivalled support to our 92,000 civil engineer members. ICE help the industry to share knowledge, in order to maintain the natural and built environment as well as promote the essential contribution that civil engineers make to society worldwide.

Europe-based Thinkproject is a leading construction and engineering SaaS provider. Turning intelligence from data and industry experts into an advantage for customers, it is at the forefront of the digitalisation and transformation of the AECO industry. With 450 employees worldwide, Thinkproject provides digital solutions enabling the management of asset lifecycles to 2,750 customers and more than 250,000 users in over 60 countries.
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