NEC3: NEC Users’ Group Annual Seminar 2015 Product code: L07101-UK

Apr 20 th

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  • ResoLex
  • Met Office
  • 4 Projects
  • Conject

The NEC Users' Group Annual Seminar took place on 20 April 2015 at One Great George Street and was another sell-out success. The seminar brings together the international community in the heart of Westminster, London. Photos from the day are available here.




Collaboration using NEC3 Contracts

08:00 Registration

09:00 Chairman opening address

09:15 Keynote presentation: Delivering the vision of Construction 2025
  • Government construction update
  • How a partnering environment promotes best practice
  • Project management as a social interaction
  • Questions and answers
David Hancock David Hancock
Head of Construction, Cabinet Office

09:40 BIM 2016 and NEC

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  • BIM and NEC working together
  • Governments requirement for collaborative 3D BIM model
  • Supporting the asset life cycle
  • Questions and answers
Simon Rawslinson Simon Rawlinson
Member of BIM Task Group Core Team and Partner, EC Harris LLP

10:05 Collaboration: Why it matters, when it matters and what it means

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  • Why collaboration is top of executive focus
  • Approaches, capabilities and investments
  • Insights into collaboration within contracting
  • Questions and answers
Tim Cummins Tim Cummins
International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)

10:30 Morning coffee and networking

10:55 Delivering Government procurement services with the TSC

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  • Supporting Government’s FM framework strategy
  • Working with the NEC3 Term Service Contract
  • Delivering efficiencies across the public sector
  • Questions and answers
John Kenny
Category Lead, FM at Crown Commercial Services

11:20 Network Rail and NEC3: the story so far

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  • Adopting collaborative work practices
  • Addressing change in work culture and mind set
  • Supporting objective to move to transparent risk allocation
  • Questions and answers
Phil Bennett Phil Bennett
Finance and Commercial Director for Infrastructure Project Southern Region, Network Rail

11:55 More cost effective highways through HMEP Standard NEC3 Contract

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  • The HMEP Standard NEC3 Contract
  • Delivering a cost effective local highway maintenance service
  • Making best use of public sector funding
  • Implementing NEC principles of partnering
  • Questions and answers
Matthew Lugg Matthew Lugg
Director of Public Services for Mouchel infrastructure Services

Peter Higgins Peter Higgins
Previous Chairman of the NEC Drafting Panel and member of the NEC Board

12:20 Lunch and networking

13:20 Workshops

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  • Setting and Managing Target Cost Contracts
    How target cost contracts can deliver good value, low risk projects.
Matthew Lugg Stuart Kings
NEC Consultant

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  • Collaboration, Early Warning and Dispute
    Demonstrating how collaborative contracts result in fewer disputes and effective project management
Richard Bayfield Richard Bayfield
Development consultant, member of Resolex panel and Adjudicator
Richard Bayfield Edward Moore
Chief Executive, ResoLex

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  • Working with the Term Service Contract
    How the Term Service Contracts promote best practice in Facilities Management
Matthew Lugg Neil Earnshaw
NEC Consultant
Ross Hayes Ross Hayes
NEC Consultant

15:20 Afternoon coffee and networking

15:45 Expert panel session – Benefits and challenges to collaborative partnering

16:45 Chairman's closing remarks

17:00 Drinks

17:15 NEC Users’ Group Awards
  • NEC small project of the year
  • NEC large project of the year
  • NEC project manager of the year
  • NEC contractor of the year
  • NEC client of the year award

17:50 Cocktail reception



David Hancock

  Dr David Hancock 
  Head of Construction, Cabinet Office
Dr David Hancock is Head of Construction for the Government Construction Team, having joined the Cabinet office in Autumn 2014. Prior to this, David was Head of Risk for Transport for London with responsibility for the risk and project services across their £15 billion capital portfolio including; the underground, rail, and surface (roads, buses and river services). 
Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the risk field, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership. He has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the Director of risk and assurance for two London Mayors and Executive Director for Halcrow (now CH2MHill). He was responsible for creating and delivering the risk management system for the successful £4.3bn Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow, working with BA, BAA and their supply chain, which is considered industry leading in project delivery. 
He champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy. Educated at the University of Nottingham where he obtained a degree and PhD in engineering, he later added an MBA from the University of Bath. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and Fellow of the Association of Project Management. 
Simon Rawlinson  Simon Rawlinson
  Partner at EC Harris LLP & Member of BIM Task Group Core Team
Simon heads EC Harris’ multi-disciplinary Strategic Research and Insight team.  The team is tasked with delivering evidence-based insight and Thought Leadership as an integral part of the Built Asset Consultancy service.
Simon is a member of the core group of the Government-led BIM strategy group and leads the legal and commercial work stream.  He led the delivery of the CIC suite of BIM documentation in 2013 and was involved in the production of a guide on BIM and laser scanning.  Simon has recently produced commercial guidelines for the implementation of Government Soft Landings and is currently collating lessons learned from Government BIM Pilot projects.  Simon is part of a team contributing to the early development of the BIM Level 3 agenda.
Phil Bennett
Finance & Commercial Director for Infrastructure Project Southern Region, Network Rail 
Phil Bennett is the Finance & Commercial Director for the Infrastructure Projects Southern Region within Network Rail. Phil has been with Network Rail and its predecessors for 14 years and during this time has held a variety of commercial and programme management roles. He has been in his current role since April 2012 and has responsibility for the commercial, procurement, estimating, finance and business information activity within the regional team, most recently leading the regions introduction of its innovate collaborative delivery frameworks for CP5.
Phil has over 20 years’ experience in the UK construction industry in a variety of business and market sectors at all levels of the supply chain, and has a technical background as a quantity surveyor.
  Matthew Lugg, OBE, C Eng, B Eng, MICE, MCIHT, DMS 
  Director of Public Services for Mouchel Infrastructure Services
  HMEP Advocate seconded to the Department for Transport
Matthew is Director of Public Services for Mouchel Infrastructure Services, a Director and Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation and the LEAN Construction Institute UK, a past President of ADEPT, former chair of the UK Roads Board and the Midland Highway Alliance Board.
He has been seconded for over 3 years to the Department for Transport working for the local transport division on the Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) and other related initiatives.
He has considerable experience in the public sector working for a number of county councils as well as the Department for Transport in the UK.
He has played a major role in the development of Highway Asset Management and collaborative procurement in the UK by leading projects to produce national guidance as well as giving evidence on a number of occasions to the Transport Parliamentary Select Committee.
He has also presented a number of papers internationally on highways maintenance and transport topics.
Matthew has won numerous awards both for his personal contribution and on behalf of the organisations for which he has worked.  Most notably the UK National Transport Award for his outstanding contribution to local transport, the ICE William Kemp Award for outstanding contribution to Civil Engineering in the East Midlands and the OBE for services to local government.
Petter Higgins Peter Higgins, BSc, Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil  Engineers, Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
 NEC Consultant



Peter Higgins is a director of pdConsult, a consultancy organisation established jointly by him and a colleague in 2000 to provide strategic advice, contract procurement, management and dispute resolution services to the construction industry. Before starting pdConsult in 2000, Peter was responsible for the worldwide civil engineering work of a major UK consultancy. He has a background in civil engineering, building and landscape with experience on a wide range of engineering projects in the UK, Africa, and in the Middle and Far East.

Since 1976, Peter has been involved in determining contract strategy, advising on contract preparation and procurement processes and advising on contract administration. Much of Peter’s current work is advising international funding agencies and major public sector clients on procurement policy and implementation. Often with legal teams, he has worked closely with clients in developing contracts based on the NEC system and developing procurement strategy. He has given lectures in many countries on contract issues and has published papers on contracts and on ethics in construction.
Peter has had appointments as expert witness in arbitration and litigation cases, and acts as arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator or other dispute resolution expert. He has dispute resolution experience in engineering, building and landscape disputes, both as neutral deciding or mediating disputes and in advising clients. He is on various dispute resolution panels for the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Peter 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.

Ross Hayes
 Ross Hayes
 NEC Consultant



Ross is a consultant with Anthony Collins Solicitors.  He advises clients, particularly in the public and housing sectors, on contract procurement and strategy and more specifically on the development of their NEC contracts

Ross is also a tutor with Thomas Telford on the NEC contracts.  He has been involved in the development of most of the recent contracts in the NEC suite and also co-authored most of the flowcharts.  He has particular experience of the Term Service Contract having worked to develop one of the first TSC contracts using the early consultative version and has subsequently advised on its use throughout the housing, energy and highways sectors.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a member of the Association for Project Management.
Tim Cummiins  Tim Cummins
  President and CEO of IACCM

In his role as CEO of IACCM, Tim works with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy.

Prior to IACCM, Tim's business career included executive roles at IBM and a period on the Chairman's staff, leading studies on the impacts of globalization and the re-engineering of IBM's global contracting processes. His earlier career involved the banking, automotive and aerospace industries, initially in Corporate Finance and later in commercial and business development. He led negotiations up to $1.5 billion in value and his work has taken him to over 40 countries.

Tim's writing is extensively published and he has acted in an advisory capacity to government bodies in countries that include the US, UK, Australia, Canada and Japan, as well as regular briefings to senior managers at many of the world's largest companies.
Richard Bayfield  Richard Bayfield
  Development consultant, member of Resolex panel and Adjudicator
Richard has 35 years construction and development experience which began at Costain working on several major projects including the Thames Barrier. In 1994 Richard moved to the Client side and was part of Honda’s major development team learning much about effective collaborative working. Since 2004 he has been working at Board level with University College London on several biomedical science lead collaborative developments with a combined value above £600M.
  • Twice British Construction Industry Award ( winner as Client representative – 2013 – Bishop Edward King Chapel, Cuddesdon Oxford and 2002 – Honda New European Plant, Swindon
  • Member of Construction Minister’s sounding board of 6 “key industry figures” appointed to assist the DTI (BIS) with proposed changes to construction industry legislation (2006/10)
  • Occasionally sits as an Adjudicator or Arbitrator on construction disputes. Member of London 2012 Olympics and Heathrow Terminal 5 Dispute panels.
  • Former Chairman and Honorary Member of Society of Construction Law (2006)
  • Joint author of DTI sponsored report analysing 40% construction savings made by Honda when developing its 600 acre site at Swindon (2001/2002)
  • Member of Resolex panel since 2005
Edward Moore  Edward Moore
  Chief Executive, ResoLex

Edward has been Chief Executive at ResoLex since 2004, during this time he has worked with some of the country’s leading project risk experts on creating RADAR, a web based project horizon scanning and risk monitoring tool. The service has been developed to understand the human dynamics of risk management that bridges the gap between forensic data and the perceptions of project stakeholders which often leads to breakdown in communications and increased risk. Under the RADAR banner Edward is currently working with Higher Education, Housing and Infrastructure clients as part of the Risk Management and Collaborative Working processes on projects.

Outside of his commercial work, Edward is Chairman of Concordis International, an international peace building charity working in conflict areas using mediation to build dialogue and relationships of mutual trust to develop and implement policies that improve human security and lay firm foundations for lasting peace.

Edward Moore Neil Earnshaw
 NEC Consultant
Highly regarded consultant with experience working as client, consultant and contractor in the construction industry with particular expertise in developing and implementing NEC based contract arrangements.

Specialist in use of the NEC3 Term Service Contract for facilities management and property services contracts.

Author of Chapter 4 - Maintenance Contracts of CIBSE Guide M: Maintenance Engineering and Management.

Specialties: Commercial Management, Facilities Management, NEC3 Contracts, Procurement and Outsourcing, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Risk and Value Management.


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