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Event Organiser: ICE

Risk Management throughout Supply Chain, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 30 April 2019
  • 08:30 - 16:00
Risk Management throughout Supply Chain, London

About this event

It is imperative for projects to have effective supply chain risk management and ensure that business continuity plans are in place. Management of supply chain risk is a challenge across all commercial sectors. On large projects the supply chains themselves are often complicated and it can be difficult to gain insight on this network of sub-contractors. Despite this there is increasing pressure on the industry to manage and mitigate these risks.

This workshop will consider how the various contracts and subcontracts complement each other and how to use these contracts effectively to manage risks within a project. The speakers will discuss:

  • How and when should you use NEC subcontracts
  • Hints and tips for using NEC subcontracts
  • How to write the scope for main contracts and subcontracts
  • How to write additional clauses to effectively protect the supply chain and successfully deliver projects on time, on budget and to standard.

The day is run by Rudi Klein, NEC Users' Group President & Chief Executive, SEC Group and Ian Heaphy, NEC4 Contract Board and Director at IN Construction Consulting

The workshop is broken down into two sessions:

  • Morning Session - Subcontracting
  • Afternoon Session - How to write the Scope and Z Clause

Why attend?

  • Workshop sessions selected from key topics of interest within the NEC suite, drawn from extensive feedback and research within the NEC user base.
  • Benefit from guidance delivered by renowned NEC specialists.
  • Network with fellow NEC users.
  • Participate in interactive Q&A sessions and group exercises.

Who should attend?

Offered to both NEC Users' Group members and non-members, these workshops are ideal learning and professional development experiences for:

  • Contractors and their supply chain
  • Project Managers
  • Employers and their advisers

NEC Users' Group free and/or discounted places are available for this session. Find out more on the membership benefits.

Please register here: https://www.neccontract.com/NEC3-Products/NEC-Events/NEC-Users-Group-Workshop

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Rudi Klein

Chief Executive, SEC Group

Rudi Klein

Rudi Klein is Chief Executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group. He is a barrister specialising in construction law and President of the NEC Users’ Group. Rudi is acknowledged as the driving force behind the changes that have been introduced over the years to improve payment performance in the UK construction industry. These have included the Construction Act and project bank accounts. He helped draft the Construction Contracts Act in Ireland which was added to the Irish Statute Book in July 2013.

He was a member of a European Commission working party drafting a harmonised code of contract law for the European Union. He is an Honorary Member of the Society of Construction Law and a Special Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.

In 2015 the Technology and Construction Court Solicitors’ Association awarded him the Clare Edwards Award for his professional excellence and contribution in the field of construction law. In October 2016 Rudi was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by SELECT. Rudi was presented with the SNIPEF Merit Award 2016.

Ian Heaphy

NEC4 Contract Board and Director at IN Construction Consulting

Ian Heaphy

Ian has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, including aviation, oil & gas, rail, water, highways and building. He has worked with clients in the UK, Middle East, Far East and North America including government bodies, private sector employers and contractors. Ian specialises in the development of innovative procurement strategies with particular expertise around partnering, alliancing and target cost contracts.

Ian is a member of the NEC4 Contract Board has been directly involved in drafting and shaping the fourth generation of NEC contracts, including the new Alliance Contract.

Ian regularly facilitates workshops and delivers training in contract forms and procurement & contract strategies. In addition to his NEC and procurement work Ian also acts as adjudicator, dispute resolver and quantum Expert Witness.

Event venue

Ambassadors Bloomsbury
12 Upper Woburn
London WC1H 0HX
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lucy O’Connor

e: [email protected]