Current Tricks of the Trade in Variations

Which tools do Contractors need to identify, value and obtain entitlement for variations and what can, or should owners do to avoid claims? Join industry experts as they share their views on what works and what doesn't.
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Overview

What are the tools Contractors need to identify, value and obtain entitlement for variations and what should, or can, Owners do to avoid claims? Industry experts will share their view on what works and what doesn't.

This event will feature three speakers, with each representing the viewpoint of Owners, Contractors and the Legal Fraternity, followed by a Q&A session.

Speakers

Belinda Nisbet

Belinda Nisbet

Belinda is a Mechanical Engineer and legal advisor on major infrastructure projects, including in relation to alliance, D&C and PPP contracts, along with the range of legal issues that arise during construction including the handling of variations.
She has been a primary advisor to the Victorian Government on its Level Crossing Removal Program since its initial four-site project in 2014, through expansion of the program to its current 75 sites across metropolitan Melbourne. She also currently advises Rail Projects Victoria on alliance projects for the upgrade of railway lines across regional Victoria.

Danny Benjamin

Danny Benjamin

Danny Benjamin is a Civil Engineer and currently the Director, Commercial at Major Road Projects Victoria overseeing a portfolio of more than 30 active capital projects worth in the order $10B. He brings a unique blend of private and public sector experience and a demonstrated track-record of strategy, development and delivery.
Danny has built his career working with infrastructure businesses on their strategic direction, capital investment and service delivery. These businesses in both Australia and U.K. include road, rail, water, energy, port and building sectors for both capital works and operation & maintenance. Danny has successfully used his innovative thinking in complex commercial procurement to set-up contracts and make them work.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Phil is a Civil Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the field of contract administration and Management in the construction industry. 10 years was served with Pacific Power in the construction of power stations in NSW and the following 30 years as an independent consultant to private and government sectors. Work has entailed contract administration, preparation, analysis and assessment of variation claims, time-related matters and disputes, including acting as an Expert. Projects include power stations, dams, bridges, roadworks, developments, pipelines and transmission works.
At the workface he provides support, direction and a hands-on approach to various Contract types - pre and post-award from greenfield to brownfield, schedule of rates, lump sum and day-works, across construct only, design & construct and fast-track contracts and covering both capital and maintenance work.

Please note: This event commences at 6.00pm with refreshments for a 6.30pm start and concludes at 8.00pm.

Date
16 / 07 / 2019 - 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
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AEST
)
Registration Closes
16 / 07 / 2019 06:00 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia
Level 31, 600 Bourke street
Melbourne
,
Victoria
,
3000
Cost
Registration
  • EA & ACES Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
  • Other Society Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $10.00 ($9.09 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $40.00 ($36.36 excl. GST)
Host(s)
Australian Cost Engineering Society (ACES)
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5