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Stephen Twaites writes our latest legal blog 'Doing it the conventional way'
In the recent case of Mears Limited v Shoreline Housing Partnership Limited EWHC 1396 (TCC) the Technology and Construction Court considered the good faith obligations in clause 10.1 of NEC3; estoppel by convention; and entire agreement clauses, quite a collection of issues, all in the context of a case that neatly illustrates the dangers of failing to agree a clear payment mechanism.
Shoreline entered into an NEC3 contract (Term Service Contract conditions incorporating Option C, Target Contract...
Documents submitted electronically to the opposing party and the arbitrator prior to the arbitration hearing could be considered by the arbitrator even though the documents were never offered into evidence at the hearing.
The AAA rules accommodate presentation of evidence "by alternative means."
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Planning Planet welcomes ARES PRISM as a new Partner
Organizations in more than 50 countries rely on PRISM to manage the complete project life cycle of capital projects to lower cost, mitigate risk and improve project performance. Their customers include 4 of the 5 top defense agencies, 8 of the top 10 mining companies and countless energy, oil and gas, aerospace and engineering and construction firms from around the world. With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction. What sets ARES apart from other technology project management companies is that ARES is the only complete solutions provider solely dedicated to the advancement of Project Cost Management.
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Asta Development plc name change
With effect from 1st July, 2015 Asta Development plc is changing its name to Elecosoft UK Ltd. All current contact details for offices and staff will remain in place and customers will continue to be supported in the same way with no change to the company ownership or the way in which the Asta team operate. The change in name reflects the growing global reach of the Elecosoft group of which Asta has been a part since 2006 with all group companies adopting the Elecosoft name and increasing integration between the product offering. In the UK this has recently been demonstrated by the introduction of the estimating product Bidcon BIM which was originally developed in Scandinavia and has now been introduced here linking with Asta Powerproject BIM to...
Astad Project Management have signed an Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement with The Guild of Project Controls, a new Global Initiative which delivers Excellence across all areas of Project Controls and encompasses all markets involved in delivering Projects including: Oil and Gas, Transport, Construction, Buildings, Infrastructure, Museums and Stadiums.
As The Guild recently launched, ASTAD are...
Deltek project portfolio management (PPM) is an integrated suite of program management software applications for government contractors and industry that require program controls, earned value management (EVM), and project maturity.
Deltek's PPM software suite easily integrates cost, scheduling and resource information enabling the program team to get reliable program status, reports they can trust, and better understand and show the value of program controls information. As a full suite of true, project management enterprise software, Deltek PPM solutions can be used individually or all together for end-to-end program and project success.
Our industry-leading program management software applications for PPM include:
The Power of Integration for Project Controls (Free Webinar)
The promise of project controls is better project performance. All too often, however, this benefit is mired by siloes of disconnected data and a reliance on manual processes that are inefficient and ultimately too slow to affect the intended positive changes to performance. In this webinar, we discuss the powerful, leading-edge integration technologies of EcoSys EPC (Enterprise Planning & Controls) and the efficiency, visibility, and flexibility that are unlocked once data has been integrated.
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London, United Kingdom (13 November 2014) – Amec Foster Wheeler plc today announces the creation of a new force in global engineering, project delivery, asset support, power equipment and consultancy following the completion of the £5bn combination of AMEC plc and Foster Wheeler AG.
The new company, Amec Foster Wheeler, has a highly skilled workforce of over 40,000 in more than 50 countries, 2013 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion1 and a £6.3bn order book. The combined company would have generated pro-forma trading profits of £521 million in 2013.
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex infrastructure assets across a range of markets. It has a strong presence across the onshore and offshore oil and...
Hill International Construction Recruitment Fair
Hill International are holding a recruitment fair and would like to invite construction professionals who can fluently speak and write English, and are qualified and experienced in the following disciplines to meet us to see how Hill International can benefit your career.
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See how TILOS can improve the mass haulage being one of the biggest cost drivers in infrastructure projects. The new functionality is fully integrated into the linear planning concept of TILOS.
Mass Haulage diagrams in TILOS 8...
Road and rail projects usually require the movement of large quantities of earth in order to prepare the construction site area. This is subsequently one of the biggest cost driven groups of activities in these types of projects. Earthwork activities can be anywhere between 30%-80% of the total project budget. Once you consider the equipment and workforce needed to excavate, move, waste, compact and/or test soil, crush rocks, costs add up quickly. For this reason contractors and engineers rely on mass...
WHY ORACLE ORACLE IS #1 IN PPM APPLICATIONS
Oracle delivers the world's leading project portfolio management solutions to help enterprises achieve and maintain strategic advantage. Only Oracle supports the full lifecycle of project and portfolio management within a single, integrated, accurate view of all project-related activities.
- Only Oracle offers a comprehensive scenario modeling and "what if" approach to portfolio alignment and optimization
- Only Oracle enables companies to run global projects and programs by supporting multiple currencies, languages and business units
- Only Oracle offers a single global project repository providing complete, secure and personalized project information for all team members
- Only Oracle offers efficient...
Spider Project is powerful professional project management software, unparalleled in the world market.
The first SP version was launched in 1993 and since then it has been constantly improved. The current Version 10 is used in 28 countries. Spider Project offers numerous unique functional features and is the only PM software that optimizes resource, cost, and material constrained schedules and budgets for projects and portfolios.
The unique features of Spider Project include Quantity Based Scheduling, Conditional Scheduling, Skill Scheduling, Cost and Material Leveling, Resource Critical Path Calculation, Cash and Material Flow Calculation and Management, Trend Analysis, Intelligent Risk Simulation and Analysis, Calculation of Success Probability Trends, Management of...
Growing With Parsons Brinckerhoff
Parsons Brinckerhoff is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified, motivated staff who can support our clients effectively on projects around the world. We are involved in a wide array of projects, large and small, in various markets. Our extensive portfolio provides numerous opportunities for our staff to hone their skills and to meet new challenges.
Parsons Brinckerhoff offers a range of career development and professional enrichment programs, including:
- Internal research and development programs that allow staff to explore a technical subject in detail
- Employee networks that promote dialogue and knowledge-sharing among staff
- Training and mentoring programs aimed at enhancing business and...
Mott MacDonald has been awarded two framework agreements by HS2 Ltd for engineering and environmental services for Phase Two of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme – a Y-shaped rail network providing high speed train links between London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. This follows the consultancy’s role over the last 2 years developing the route options for the line from Birmingham to Manchester.
HS2 Ltd awarded the Phase Two (Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds) professional services framework agreements following an OJEU process and will be awarding work package contracts through secondary competitions.
Mott MacDonald is currently heavily engaged on Phase One of the scheme, preparing preliminary designs for the London Metropolitan Area section, as well as environmental...