In light of the recent trends for more ‘D&B’ (Design and Build) style contracts in the region, and exploration of key areas of risk and duties under typical D&B contracts.
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Within the wider GCC there has been a broad move to deliver construction projects through D&B contracts rather than more traditional forms of contract. Employers remain keen to deliver high risk projects with more cost and time certainty and believe contractors are best positioned to carry such risk.
Whilst on face value, contracts appear to be traditional D&B, but looks can be deceiving. This presentation aims to guide practitioners through the risks and pitfalls of some typical Contract Agreements in the region and provide guidance on who is ‘contracted’ to carry what type of risks.
Attendees of this session will:
Andrew Woodward is a chartered civil engineer, with more than 25 years’ experience within the industry delivering complex civil engineering and infrastructure projects. Andrew has worked with major contractors, delivering large-scale highways projects, motorways schemes, bridge reconstruction works, marine works and process engineering type works. During these years and as a party to dispute, Andrew was involved in a number of arbitrations, adjudications and DAB processes and so understands closely the emotional issues that can also sometimes accompany contentious dispute resolution processes.
In later years, Andrew has drawn on his experiences and specialized in the dispute field, focusing on the ‘thorny’ issues of delay, disruption, critical delay, concurrent delay and matters of liability. Andrew is both MCIArb and practicing Party Appointed Expert Witness, for matters of both Quantum and Delay, and is involved in claims and dispute resolution processes on major infrastructure projects throughout the wider GCC region.
18:00 – 18:30 Coffee, networking & registration
18:30 – 19:30 Presentation
19:30 – 20:00 Q&A