The use of technology on construction projects is growing. To facilitate this we are seeing real innovation in construction law. Join us on 11th June in London to understand what this could mean on your projects. Discover how you can embrace new technology to avoid construction disputes. With leading speakers and a chance to network with industry experts and peers, this seminar is not to be missed.

Technology and Change

Design change is a major source of disputes on construction projects. As a project progresses, multiple revisions of drawings may be issued. Keeping track of these changes can be difficult and time-consuming.

Any design change can impact your progress. Identifying potential delays or additional costs is essential to avoiding disputes. Should a dispute arise, a clear audit trail of design changes can help establish cause and effect.

There is new technology available to help you avoid these problems. Ari Issacs will explain how ShapeDo can help you manage and understand the impact of design changes. He will present a case study the use of technology to reduce the costs of disputes.

Delay Analysis
Often referred to as the dark art, delay analysis can seem like complicated wizardry to the uninitiated.

When delay occurs on a project, demonstrating cause and effect is vital to understanding liability. There are many different methods available. Despite Tribunals and industry bodies offering guidance, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

As with so much in our industry, technological and legal developments are changing the way we work. Tom Francis of Decipher will be presenting on the latest developments in delay analysis. Getting your analysis right is only half of the battle. Tom will examine how to present your analysis in a logical, methodical way which is acceptable to a tribunal.

Innovation in Construction Law
As the use of technology on construction projects increases, we are seeing changes to contracts and dispute resolution in law.

Ruth Wilkinson of ClarksLegal and Crispin Winser from Crown Office Chambers will be discussing the innovations and developments in construction law. What might they might mean for your projects?

As well as taking questions from the audience, some of the topics they will be discussing include:

  • Changes to contracts to deal with new technology such as drones or blockchain
  • How alternative dispute resolution is changing how we handle disputes
  • How new technology is being used in arbitration and litigation

Timetable
1600 – Registration
1630 – An introduction to the themes of the day – Bill Bordill, Decipher
1640 – Technology and Change – Ari Issacs, ShapeDo
1700 – Latest developments in demonstrating cause & effect in delay analysis – Tom Francis, Decipher
1720 – Innovation in Construction Law: A panel discussion – Ruth Wilkinson, Clarks Legal and Crispin Winser from Crown Office Chambers
1800 – Close and Networking Drinks

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