NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Workshop 2014 Product code: L07100-S2

Jul 21 st

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This 1 day NEC workshop supported the Development Bureau's objective to establish NEC3 as the recommended suite of contracts for all public works in Hong Kong by 2015. It provided specialised guidance on key aspects of the suite. Delegates gained key insights into:

  • The purpose and detail of Schedule of Cost Components (SCC)
  • The relationship between SCC & Defined Cost
  • How the SCC works for the Employer & Contractor
  • Why the programme is such an important tool for the Contractor & Project Manager
  • Why effective project management reduces risks and dispute
  • How to manage the programme to maximise its success on an NEC form of contract project

Open to NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group members and non-members alike this workshop enabled delegates to network and interact with one another, mixing group discussion with informative tutoring, presentations and case studies throughout the day.


All timings are approximate and may be changed to suit the flow of the programme

8.00-9.00 Registration, coffee and buffet

9.00-10.30 Defined cost

  • Requirements of the contract
  • Payment
  • Defined Cost
  • Schedule(s) of cost components

10.30-10:45 Morning coffee and networking

10.45-12.15 defined cost (cont..)

  • Verifying Defined Cost
  • Disallowed Cost

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 15.15 Keeping the programme up to date

  • Programme requirements under the ECC, including terminology
  • How to use the Programme as an effective management tool
  • How keeping the Programme up to date maximises the success of using NEC
  • Issues associated with planning

15.15-15.30 Afternoon coffee and networking

15.30 -17.00 Keeping the programme up to date (cont..)

  • Dealing with Compensation Events
  • Submissions and reporting

17:00 Finish



Hong Kong Football Club

3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2830 9500

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HK Football club, NEC Event venue


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Ivan Cheung , speaker for NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Workshop 2014

Ivan Cheung

Director, Driver Trett (Hong Kong) Limited; NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Secretary

HKIAC & HKMAAL Accredited Mediator
HKIAC List of Arbitrators, HKIS-HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators
HKIAC Panel of Adjudicators
ASD/HKHA Panel of Dispute Resolution Advisors

Ivan is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with 22 years’ experience. He leads a specialist team based in Hong Kong to provide strategic procurement and contract advice, dispute management services and NEC consultancy services. Since 2006, he shared cross border experience from the UK and has been involved in over 25 NEC contracts for Government Works Departments, CLP, HKJC and private organisations in Hong Kong. He has given numerous well-received public seminars and in-house training workshops on NEC to employer organisations, contractors, consultant firms and professional institutions. Being an active NEC specialist and Users' Group member, he has been appointed by the CIC as a committee member of its NEC Task Force and has been appointed by the NEC to be the Secretary of Asia Pacific Users' Group from July 2012.

Ivan also practises as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Advisor and Expert Witness to facilitate resolution of construction and engineering disputes. He is a practicing member of the Academy of Experts, a practising mediator accredited by the HKIAC and HKMAAL, a member of the HKIAC’s Panel of Adjudicators, a member of the HKIAC’s List of Arbitrators and a member of the HKIS-HKIA Joint Panel of Arbitrators. Since 1999, he has specialised in providing expert services for construction and engineering project disputes. His specific experience has included the provision of contract advice, acting as technical adviser on contractual and quantum issues and the preparation of expert reports and giving evidence at hearings on quantum issues for the purpose of arbitration or court proceedings on numerous construction and engineering disputes. He has acted as Arbitrator in several construction disputes and has been appointed as Adjudicator through HKIAC’s nomination. He has been appointed as Mediator on a variety of commercial disputes.

Ivan held various committee memberships including being the chairman of the construction group and council member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council, a sub-division of the HKIAC, promoting the development and use of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution forum in Hong Kong. He is an experienced trainer in the field of construction contracts, dispute management and mediation. He has been appointed as part-time teacher or guest lecturer on the mediation practice course with a number of institutions including the HKU SPACE, University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Mark Lyddon

Director, Turner & Townsend Brechin

BSc (Hons) MCInstCES

Mark Lyddon is Turner & Townsend Brechin’s Director of Infrastructure, based in their Hong Kong office. Mark relocated from London in August 2013 to support Hong Kong’s infrastructure clients. Mark has worked in the construction industry for over seventeen years, working initially for contracting organisations and for the past ten years with Turner & Townsend.

Mark has worked with a variety of infrastructure clients, across the transportation and utility sectors. Mark has spent a significant time working with the UK’s water companies. These privatised organisations, manage multi billion dollar capital delivery programmes across their assets. Their regulators and customers have demanded increasing value for money and have forced these organisations to deliver construction projects efficiently.

The frontier water companies have evolved their procurement strategy from traditional lump sum or remeasurement contracts to incentivised, partnering contracts. Mark has been involved from the early adoption of the NEC form of contract and supported these service providers to change their capabilities and cultures to operate NEC based contracts across their supply chains.

Mark has managed teams of consultants to provide procurement strategy advice, Project Management roles and commercial support to clients operating the NEC contracts.

Ian Heaphy, speaker for NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Workshop 2014

Ian Heaphy

Director, Turner & Townsend Contract Services

Ian Heaphy is a Procurement Director at Turner & Townsend and specialises in the development and implementation of innovative procurement strategies with particular expertise around EPC, partnering / alliance agreements and target cost / cost reimbursable contracts for major programmes of work. Ian has over 18 years’ experience across the industry, including water, LNG, oil & gas, petro-chemical, aviation, rail, highways, building and IT equipment installation and software development.

He has been involved with the NEC for over 15 years and has supported government departments, major clients and international contractors deliver the benefits of the NEC forms of contract and target cost / cost reimbursable procurement strategies and has provided expert advice and acted as an independent expert on NEC matters. In particular Ian has provided training and support to users in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong and produced the NEC elearning module, International Application of NEC3 and Comparison to FIDIC and NEC3 as an EPC Contract.

Ian has produced numerous papers and articles on the NEC and delivered seminars and training to groups such as RICS, CIOB, Society of Construction Law, the and the NEC Users' Group. He is also a member of the RICS’s NEC Sub-Group

In addition to his NEC and procurement work Ian also acts as quantum Expert Witness.

Philip Allington - speaker for NEC Asia Pacific Users' Group Workshop 2014

Philip Allington

Director, Driver Trett (Hong Kong) Limited


Phil is a chartered builder with a 40-year career in programming and management of construction projects. Since 1992 his work has included forensic analysis for resolution of time-related disputes. To this end he has given advice and prepared expert reports on programming for matters subject to a variety of proceedings. He has also given evidence at hearings in arbitration and litigation as well as acting as parties’ technical representative (expert advisor) in mediation and conciliation.

Originally from a general contracting background he took up consultancy in programming for construction project design and management in 1985. Projects up to 1998 generally included public and private buildings and process facilities. In 1999 Phil relocated to Hong Kong and has since then led organisations focussed on analysis, advice and opinions required for dispute resolution in the region. Projects have generally been large scale infrastructure, frequently transport-related but also including process and commercial or residential buildings.

His research interest is on 'appropriate' programming to match the range of construction project or dispute management needs and he is a well-known speaker and occasional writer on the subject in the location.


You can download the presentations from the day below:

Defined Cost
Keeping the Programme up to date

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