‘Planning and Management under the NEC3 Contract’ Conference 2012

Building on the success of last years inaugural event at CentrePoint, this years conference was even bigger and better. Hosted at K&L Gates impressive HQ, overlooking St Pauls, 130 of the UK’s most respected Project Controls, Contracts, Commercial and Program Managers attended a series of seminars and workshops designed to inform and invigorate discussion whilst also encouraging delegates to network with peers between sessions.


You can view the entire gallery of 99 photos here.

This years agenda covered the following:

  • Use of NEC3 to deliver London Underground’s Major Upgrades – Miles Ashley, (Programme Director, LU Crossrail and Stations)
  • Z Clauses: Friend or Foe? – Inga Hall (K&L Gates)
  • Practical problems in assessment of Defined Cost / Disallowed Cost – Ian Heaphy (Navigant)
  • Completion – what does it really mean? – John Rayner (Redray Consulting)
  • Planning on the Olympics in a Project Controls Environment – Lee McDonagh (CLM/Mace)
  • Administration of the Contract – “the State of the Industry” – Glenn Hide (GMH Planning)
  • Masterclass break out sessions:
    • Group 1: The Perfect Programme – Jenni MacGregor / Glenn Hide
    • Group 2: How to set up an NEC3 project – John Rayner / Matthew Smith
    • Group 3: To incentivise or not? That is the question – Jon Broome
  • Managing NEC3 on the £6.25bn M25 DBFO Contract – Chris Richardson (Connect Plus)
  • When it all goes wrong: a spirit of mutual mistrust and non-cooperation? – Matthew Smith (K&L Gates) and Ian Gunton (CNS Planning)

Recordings of these presentations and slideshows will be published here shortly, so do look back over the coming weeks.

Thanks to our co-sponsors who continue to make this valuable annual conference possible. These include:


Technology Resourcing – Experts in Recruitment, Specialists in Project Controls and Commercial


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