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Programme: RICS Commercial Management in Infrastructure Conference

Programme: Morning

08:30: Registration and coffee

09:10: Chair’s Opening Remarks

Martin Rowark, Principal, Watling Fosse and Chair, RICS Infrastructure Steering Group

09:30: Opening address

Tony Meggs, CEO, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Project Initiation

09:50: Establishing the business case for economic infrastructure projects

  • Creating a shared vision of what success looks like that is realistic, easy to comprehend and measurable
  • Mapping and aligning benefits through project design and planning that demonstrate precisely how outputs will lead to specific outcomes; and
  • Measuring success in terms of benefits (delivery of objectives), outcomes (use of outputs) and outputs (what the project will deliver).

Mark Ollerton, Commercial Delivery Director, Highways England

10:20: Networking refreshment break

Cost Planning and Benchmarking

10:50: Sponsor Session

11:20: Embedding appropriate procurement dynamics to deliver the best value outcome to the client, its stakeholders and the end user

  • Understanding and communicating clients’ requirements
  • Understanding and engaging markets and key stakeholders
  • ‘Packaging’ strategy
  • Contracting strategy (risk allocation and transaction)
  • Determining the ‘route’ to market
  • Communicating ‘benefits’

David Ferroussat, Infrastructure Procurement Director, Heathrow Airport Ltd

12:00: Network Rail’s CP6 Supply Chain Strategy: Delivering a multi-billion pound programme

  • The infrastructure market and expectations for CP6
  • Learning lessons and building on the successes of CP5
  • Supply chain engagement and sentiment
  • Driving industry change through effective collaboration
  • Strengthening the commercial stewardship of rail investment

Stephen Blakey, Commercial Projects Director, Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail

12:40: Networking lunch

Programme: Afternoon

13:40: BIM and supply chain collaboration

  • Understanding the barriers to effective supply collaboration
  • The mandated use of BIM and its value
  • The need for data standardisation
  • Procurement within the infrastructure sector

Simon Longstaffe, Regional Director, Faithful and Gould

14:20: Project 13: A better approach to delivering high performing infrastructure

Miles Ashley, Director, Wessex Advisory and Panel Member, The Infrastructure Client Group

15:00: Networking refreshment break

Post Contract Delivery

15.20: Post-contract delivery – lessons learnt from a major programme

  • With the completion of the Crossrail programme approaching, this session will reflect upon the successful Crossrail contracting strategy and use of the NEC form of contract.

David Morrice, Delivery Contracts Director, Crossrail

16:00: The Conflict Avoidance Pledge in infrastructure: a sea-change in employer-supply chain relationships

  • The move to nipping emerging disputes in the bud
  • How the Transport for London RICS CAP service came about
  • The creation of the global Conflict Avoidance coalition
  • How to sign up to the CAP Pledge

Dr John Fletcher, ADR Products Group Director, RICS

16:25: Commercial management in the operation of assets

  • What is infrastructure asset management?
  • Cost structure
  • The importance of data
  • The commercial management of operational assets

Geoff Gilbert, Head of Station Procurement, HS2

17.05: Chair’s closing remarks

Martin Rowark, Principal, Watling Fosse and Chair, RICS Infrastructure Steering Group

17:15: Close of conference