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Event Organiser: ICE

NEC: Enhancing performance through collaboration, webinar

  • Webinar
  • 28 March 2018
  • 13:00 - 14:00
NEC: Enhancing performance through collaboration, webinar

About this event

Collaboration throughout the project delivery can result in waste reduction, fewer claims, higher motivation, and therefore, cost savings. It enables projects to be delivered on time and on budget.

Nonetheless, this depends as much on people's behaviours and mindset, than on the contract itself.

How can parties better collaborate? Are there any tools that enable collaboration? How can a project truly benefit from improved collaboration?

Simon Vaughan and Robert Gerrard will be discussing collaboration and collaborative behaviours at this upcoming NEC webinar. They will discuss:

  • What is collaboration
  • The collaboration journey so far in the civil engineering and infrastructure space
  • The benefits of collaboration and how to achieve them– what have people actually seen and experienced
  • Planning and preparing for collaboration
  • Enablers and tools for collaboration
  • Risk mitigation and minimising the inhibitors of collaboration
  • How adopting collaboration helps make the NEC contract more effective/efficient


Robert Gerrard

Robert Gerrard

NEC Consultant and NEC Users' Group Secretary

Robert specialises in NEC contracts, both setting these up and successfully managing them.

He has over 30 years' experience in contract management and carries out training around the world. Robert is also an Accredited Mediator.

He is an Examiner for the ICE Certificate in Law and Contract Management (CLCM) and has also held the position of NEC Users' Group Secretary from 2006 to date.

His publications include NEC3 and NEC4 Compared (2017), NEC2 and NEC3 Compared (2005), joint author in NEC4 Practical Solutions (2017) and NEC3 Practical Solutions (2015). Robert was an NEC4 Contract Drafter and part of the NEC3 contracts working group.

Robert can be contacted on robert.gerrard@neccontract.com or on +44(0)20 7664 2446.

Simon Vaughan

Simon Vaughan

Managing Director at JCP Consultancy Limited

Simon has nearly 30 years' experience in implementation of collaborative work systems - the structures, processes and behaviours required for high performance and collaborative organisations that deliver added value to stakeholders, and shareholders. His lifelong commitment to promoting collaborative working as a better way to do business has resulted in him speaking at major conferences and leading JCPs work in results orientated clients.

He has for the last four years been a member of the ICG Alliancing Code of Practice Working Group and is a current member of the steering group on Organisation with the ICG/ICE Project 13 initiative. He is often found advising major infrastructure clients across Water, Environment, Renewables, Transportation, Nuclear, and Oil & Gas sectors.

Event venue

Online via WebEx
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Silvana Andrade

e: silvana.andrade@neccontract.com