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Webinar – Built Environment Networking – Online Construction Contracts Conference (JCT / NEC / FIDIC)

In partnership with Built Environment Networking , HKA led this online construction contracts conference, focusing on helping understand how three forms of construction contract in use in the UK will deal with both the effects of Covid-19 and how the industry will emerge from the current situation.

Senior representatives of HKA bring together a diverse mix of industry experts to discuss JCT, NEC and FIDIC forms of contract, helping the industry understand what to expect when we get back to work (recorded 12 June 2020).

Session 1 – JCT

John Jones – Partner, HKA
John is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a Master of Laws degree in construction law and arbitration.  With a commercial management background he has worked for both Main Contractors and Sub-Contractors involved in the construction of a wide range of projects.  His experiences cover civil engineering schemes including rail and highway works, industrial and process plants, oil and gas, power generation, health and education schemes, refurbishment and residential projects.

Industry Speakers:
Matt Chandler – Associate Director, Godwin Developments
Helen Thompson – Legal Director, Thirteen Group

Session 2 – NEC

Andrew Drennan – Principal, HKA
Andrew is a practicing quantum expert and Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in quantity surveying, procurement, and commercial and contract management throughout the UK.  As well as acting as a quantum expert in adjudication, arbitration and litigation proceedings.  With experience spanning a wide range of expert assignments in the buildings, cabling, infrastructure, nuclear, power and utilities sectors.  Andrew has been instructed as a quantum expert witness on several occasions, provided specialist advice on producing disruption claims, assisted in numerous dispute avoidance cases and also provided bespoke commercial and practical contract administration advice.

Industry Speakers:
Mark Denham Smith – Commercial Director, Shepley Engineers
Veronica Flint Williams  – Contract & Risk Manager, Environment Agency

Session 3 – FIDIC

Charles Wilsoncroft – Partner, HKA
Charles has experience dealing with all manner of civil engineering and construction projects, including offshore and onshore infrastructure, energy and construction schemes.  He has extensive knowledge of contract dispute procedures, including negotiated settlements, mediation, conciliation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation, both in the UK and overseas and is actively involved in providing advisory services to apply lessons learned to the wider industry.  He has practical knowledge of numerous standard construction contract forms including FIDIC, NEC, ICC (with Network Rail standard amendments), ICE, Logic and BIMCO.

Industry Speakers:
Luca Puletti – Legal Director, Ghella SpA
Ignacio Palacios Garcia – Senior Contracts Manager, Suez


This webinar/podcast presents the views, thoughts or opinions of the speakers and not necessarily those of HKA. Whilst we take every care to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of issue, the content is not intended to deal with all aspects of the subject referred to, should not be relied upon and does not constitute advice of any kind. This webinar/podcast is protected by copyright © 2020 HKA Global Ltd.

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