Thursday 20 August | 8:30 - 10:00 am 
Construction contracts - how to avoid disputes and projects from hell! 
Do you wish you had never started some projects?  Some projects are a nightmare and you wish you had never started them. 
It is vital that you do not end up with even a few nightmare projects. As work becomes scarcer, it is all too easy to take on work you regret. Peter will give you some pointers on how to avoid the nightmare jobs.
Peter Searle BSc(Hons) MBA FCIOB was a director for a tier 1 contractor for 10 years and secured £398M of profitable work from £1000M of bids through the last recession. His experience spans most sectors and types of construction and procurement routes.  Since 2015 he has been advising business owners in the construction sector by sharing his knowledge and experience.

Covid-19: Responsibility for Delays and Costs
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc all around the world and construction projects have suffered accordingly, both in terms of delays and additional costs. This talk will look at the contractual position with existing projects, and potential contract amendments for future projects (based upon the JCT Standard Building Contract 2016).
David Dunne BSc(hons) MRICS IMaPS, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, CDM Consultant and Expert Witness, Director of Baqus Construction & Property Consultancy, managing the Canterbury office. With over 30 years' experience working for both specialist contractors and consultant Quantity Surveying firms. He has worked in all sectors and all sizes of projects from small extensions to multi-million pound developments. He has also given lectures to students at Kent School of Architecture (University of Kent) and Canterbury School of Architecture (University for the Creative Arts).
Hosted by Jeremy Taylor The Company Connector
Helping business people connect with those they want to meet to grow their business.

Thursday 20 August | 8:30 - 10:00 am



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