CICV Forum topical training webinars

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) is launching a series of free advice webinars to help industry professionals improve their contractual and commercial awareness on construction projects.

The Forum’s first webinar will be held on Tuesday 15 September, during which Rudi Klein, CEO of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, will discuss the features and benefits of project bank accounts (PBAs), with particular focus on the supply chain. He will also outline how the PBA process operates, discuss the latest Scottish Government Construction Policy Note CPN 7/2020 and answer any questions submitted by delegates.

This session will be followed by a second module on Tuesday 29 September that will discuss changing the culture in the industry, problem contractual clauses, things to avoid, high-risk contract amendments, negotiating better terms and the ‘battle of the forms’.

Held on Tuesday 13 October, online session number three will cover payment terms, getting paid on time, how to present payment applications, variations etc.

The fourth webinar will be held on Tuesday 27 October and will cover giving notices, extensions of time, loss and expense, while the fifth seminar on Tuesday 10 November will cover suspension and contract termination of contractors and sub-contractors.

The topics covered in the final session, held on Tuesday 24 November, will include conflict avoidance procedures, pitfalls and benefits of adjudication, the low-cost value adjudication process and expert determination.

Each webinar will start at 11am and will run for between 60-75 minutes, with sessions recorded and hosted on the Forum’s YouTube channel. Other presenters will include:

  • Ian Honeyman, commercial director, Scottish Building Federation
  • Deborah Harrison, legal manager, The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd
  • Angus Pearson, industry consultant and director of Fortis Contracts Ltd
  • Len Bunton, experienced dispute resolution consultant and consultant to the CICV Forum

To register for the webinars, please click the above links or mail