Hill and CIOB announce masterclass in ‘Delay and disruption in construction contracts’

Consultant Hill International and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have announced their latest series of masterclasses on ‘Delay and disruption in construction contracts’ that will look at animation in construction disputes and data analysis.

Tony Bingham

Tony Bingham and Keith Pickavance will be amongst the key speakers at the 2008 London Masterclass.

There will also be a lecture about the growing trend of using computer technology in disputes, including 4-dimansional animation.

Graphics consultant Andrew Stewart will demonstrate new computer animation techniques which are taking the construction industry by storm.

He will specifically look at the new techniques in database analysis and computer animations, which shows the impact of specific incidents on the ‘as planned’ and ‘as built’ construction schedule.

The live demonstration of the new computer techniques will be held at the 2008 Masterclass on the 11 and 12 June in London.

He said: “This technology is something that all construction managers should be aware of.

“On nearly every claim where these visualisations have been used, weeks or even months have been cut off the length of the dispute, because the opposition finds it very hard to argue against them.”

“They are becoming so popular that it is crucial for construction professionals to be familiar with the technology, whether to have the opportunity to apply it to any disputes they’re involved in, or so that they are aware of the implications if it is used in a dispute against them”

Also new to the 2008 Masterclass’ list of speakers are a number of construction law specialists includin Andrew Hibbert of Law Firm Pinsent Masons who will be advising on the legal significance of specific records, Jeremy Winter of Baker & McKenzie will examine the subject of disastrous claims and how to avoid them with reference to specific examples and Sophie Charveron from K&L Gates will discuss procurement in disputes and explain how delay and disruption cases are assessed.