Causes, Effects and Improving Risk Management to Help Avoid Delays

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 6th September 2017

The construction sector will deliver significant growth over the next five years, bringing new skills, jobs, business and financial growth to the country – assuming the current compliance and regulatory world can be successfully navigated, professional resources are in place and there is an acute awareness of how potential risks, if not correctly managed, could create a slowing down of momentum and ultimately a slowing down of business activity in the sector. Read more >>

This event typically sells out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate Save €120.00 – Early Bird Rate is €425.00 + VAT (Normal rate €545.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

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6 Structured CPD Points

This business conference is a must attend event for those who wish to be on top of the latest thinking, are as prepared as they can be for potential delays and disruptions and have a long term view of future business development for their organisation. The Irish construction sector is becoming more ambitious, delivering bigger and more sophisticated building projects, many of which stand up to the best buildings on an international level. The momentum is moving forward for the construction sector and what is needed is a minimum of delay in delivering projects and an assurance of minimum disruption.

Construction delays are not confined to deliberate causes and can stem from numerous other risks, such as technical, social, legal, financial, resources, actual construction or commercial reasons as well as competence or skills shortage issues.

The effects of these delays can be time over runs, cost over runs, disputes, arbitration, litigation, reputational damage and in worst cases, abandonment.  

CMG Events are Irelands leading business conference organisers for the built environment in Ireland and are hosting a one day business event to examine and explore the causes, effects and most importantly, steps to help avoid delays and disruptions when delivering projects.

This conference content and advice will relate to professionals and executives involved directly and indirectly in the construction and related sectors including: major contractors, suppliers, specialist contractors, engineers, architects, project management professionals, executives from the legal and financial world, local authority executives, technical managers, environmental professionals, HR managers as well as client company executives, national government executives and planning professionals.    

‘Delays & Disruptions in Construction Projects’ is a conference for business people in the construction and related sectors and the event will look at the current attitude and modern approach, considering the legal and contractual environment, to the following;

  • Project delays under the microscope – interpretation of delays – top 5 causes and preparation for same  
  • Disruptions – the planned for disruptions are often contained in the initial bid – it can be the unplanned that really hits costs. Can you strategize for the unplanned?  
  • Getting to grips with modern construction risk management  
  • Understanding current legalities and penalties of a significant (or potentially significant) delay to delivering the project
  • Within reason, how do you manage the design changes and its potential to delay the project delivery?
  • New attitudes to cost management to reduce delays and disruptions – Payment delays/ information delays / funding / Supply / procurement issues.
  • Managing professional team conflicts to avoid disruption / poor project management / unexpected disputes  
  • Navigating the litigious construction environment within the current compliance and building acts to avoid potential disputes and delays
  • Managing unexpected delays including technical (e.g. ground conditions) slow decision making, inaccurate material estimates, poor labour productivity or resource challenges
  • The new breed of construction professional – motivator / negotiator / driven / focussed – do we have enough of them in today’s built environment to help reduce delays and disruptions?

The speaker line up for this event is almost complete and is sourced from leading expertise in the Irish and UK markets. CMG Events have a reputation for attracting the best speakers to deliver the latest information to our delegates.

There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

EARLY BIRD RATE €425 + VAT per Person – (Closing Friday 18th August) Normal Rate @ €545 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 15% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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Early Bird Rate is €425.00 + VAT (Normal rate €545.00 + VAT)

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