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Upcoming Events with GcilA Participation (February and March)

Upcoming Events with GcilA Participation (February and March)

Upcoming Events with GcilA Participation (February and March)

The partners of the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA) regularly participate in a wide variety of events all over the world. Hereafter you can find a list of events which are taking place during the months of February, March, and May. At each event at least one of our members will be present. For more detailed information follow the links within the descriptions or contact us directly.


Events in February

DRBF Regional Conference
Geoffrey Smith
Nairobi, Kenya
Member of the management committee at GcilA, Geoffrey Smith, will hold a session at the DRBF Regional Conference which will be looking at the development of PPP’s in East Africa and is entitled “Public Private Partnerships – Challenges and Opportunities.” The speakers will be Stanley Kamau, from the PPP Unit of the Kenyan Ministry of Finance and Solomon Waithaka from the World Bank Regional Office. – more information


Events in March

FIDIC Cornerstone Seminar: Understanding DABs
James Perry
10.03.2015 – 11.03.2015
Bucharest, Romania
Eastern and Central Europe have been a crucible for FIDIC Dispute Boards for many years now. Several government agencies in the region adopted modified forms of FIDIC for their construction projects and many more use FIDIC contracts on projects where European funding is involved. This has meant the use of Dispute Boards is relatively high in the region. As most of you know the high usage of Boards has also brought implementation challenges and the Region is on the leading edge of jurisprudence on many burning issues.

The seminar will be presented by Edward Corbett, Aisha Nadar, GcilA’s James Perry (Past President Region 2), Leo Grutters and Taner Dedezade. The seminar is dedicated to the FIDIC DAB process and issues and will be one of a rare opportunity to attend a public “Module 3” FIDIC seminar. – more information

NCMA’s Subcontract Management Training Forum 2015
Timothy Heffernan
12.03.2015 – 13.03.2015
Tysons Corner, VA, United States
During the 2015 Training Forum sponsored by the National Contract Management Association, GcilA’s Timothy Heffernan will be speaking during a session titled “Dispute Avoidance Is More Than A Phrase!” Dispute Avoidance Is More Than a Phrase!

Seminar on the Association for the Avancement of Cost Engineers (AACE)
James Perry
Paris, France
In a continuing series of breakfast seminars in conjunction with Euro Contôle Projet, GcilA’s James Perry will be presenting the work of the Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) and the benefits of membership in the AACE. The AACE ist the leading publisher of best practice procedures for forensic delay analysis and many other aspects of project controls including project programming and Total Cost Management. The AACE has over 9000 members world-wide. James is a past director (2012-2014) for Europe, African and Russia for the AACE. If you want to register for this event, please contact James directly.

AGC National Convention
Miles Stanislaw
18.03.2015 – 20.03.2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Watt Tieder’s senior partner R. Miles Stanislaw will speak on the pitfalls of procuring liability insurance for high risk, big dollar contracts. If you are interested in attending this event, feel free to register online.

American Arbitration Association 2015 Construction Conference
David McPherson
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Watt Tieder’s partner David F. McPherson will speak during the American Arbitration Association 2015 Construction Conference during a session titled “Drafting Construction ADR clauses – So Little Time Now…So Much Effort Later.” If you are interested in attending this event, or want to find out more about the 2015 AAA Construction Conference, then take a look at the event online.


Training on Construction Insurance Procedures and Contractors Liability

Laurent Karila
Paris, France
A training session held by Laurent Karila on construction insurance procedures and the contractors liability. If you are interested in this training, please take a look at the program.

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