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WEBINAR – EFFECTIVE RESOLUTION OF DEFECT ISSUES ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Event Details
Date
13 May 2020 16:00 - 17:00 BST
Location

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28 April – 13:00h – 14:00h – FULLY BOOKED

13 May – 16:00h – 17:00h

WHAT WE WILL COVER

Complex construction involves numerous technical disciplines with multiple interfaces to manage and resolve.  When significant defects arise, their resolution is often extremely challenging.

In a 60 minute presentation, followed by Q&A, HKA will discuss the contractual, commercial and practical issues arising out of defective work.

From their work across multiple sectors in the UK and overseas, HKA speakers will provide insight into how defect issues are addressed in standard form contracts and in dispute resolution proceedings.  With reference to practical examples, they will discuss the issues that arise, as well as the challenges faced by the parties when defects in design and workmanship occur either during the construction of the project, or long after the work is completed.

Topics to be discussed during the talk will include:

  • Contractual obligations to rectify defects and recover costs incurred and the procedural issues to be followed
  • ‘Patent’ defects versus ‘latent’ defects
  • To what extent should a Contractor be allowed to rectify its own defects?
  • To what extent is an Employer required to mitigate its loss?
  • Quantification of costs and damages incurred
  • Limitation of liability clauses and their impact (if any)
  • The role of the technical Expert in assessing defect issues
  • Common mistakes that parties make when pursuing and defending claims for defective works

 

SPEAKERS

DAMIAN WATERS, PARTNER

Damian is a legally qualified quantity surveyor with over 30 years’ construction industry experience.  He has provided commercial and contractual advice and has managed large multi-disciplinary teams on a broad range of projects for a varied UK and international client base.  Damian has also acted as an Expert Witness and Expert Advisor on quantum matters on a number of occasions and has extensive experience of dispute resolution acting as client representative in adjudication, Dispute Adjudication Boards (DAB), arbitration and mediation hearings; including preparation of statements of claim and responses for arbitration (domestic and international), referral notices and responses in DAB and adjudication proceedings, mediation position papers and negotiation of commercial settlements.

EUAN GEDDES, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Euan has over 25 years’ experience as a chartered architect specialising in commercial, retail residential and industrial work.  He is accredited by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) as an expert witness and has experience in the preparation of expert reports for use in various forms, including arbitration, adjudication and litigation.  His experience covers all the RIBA Plan-of-Work stages, including architectural appointments, feasibility studies, scheme designs, statutory approvals, production information, detailed specification and report writing.  Euan has acted as lead consultant and contract administrator throughout his career and is well acquainted with a variety of procurement routes.

Event Details
Date
13 May 2020 16:00 - 17:00 BST
Venue

Webinar

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