AstraZeneca will explain how NEC contracts can be applied in the pharmaceutical sector at this year’s NEC Users’ Conference.
Peter Alexander, service manager at the Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer, is one of a range of speakers sharing their application of NEC in different sectors at the virtual event on 21-23 June 2021.
Other experts include Sean Kennelly, a chartered quantity surveyor at Palm Commercial Services, and John Richardson, head of innovation at SGN and chair of the Scottish branch, who will delve into how NEC can support collaborative contracting in the oil and gas industry.
NEC for sustainability
One of the focus areas of the event is how effective use of NEC can deliver better, greener and more sustainable solutions that help the UK reach net zero carbon targets by 2050 – which aligns with ICE President Rachel Skinner’s presidential year theme of Shaping Zero.
As well as Skinner giving the conference opening address, construction minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and Bridget Rosewell, commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission, will discuss the government’s roadmap for decarbonisation.
This will be followed by a session on the Construction Playbook with Matt Browne, deputy director and head of policy at the Infrastructure Project Authority.
Case studies and the new NEC contract
Attendees will be able to learn about the real-life benefits of the NEC contract from case studies. For example, Ian Hasting, head of procurement services at SKA Observatory Intergovernmental Organisation, will talk its implementation by SKA Telescope in Australia and South Africa.
The conference programme also features a panel session on NEC Adjudication from the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, and Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, will talk about the recently launched NEC4 Facilities Management contract.
There will also be a panel session on NEC Adjudication from the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation.
NEC awards will also be presented at the conference, and John Welch, deputy director of construction at the Crown Commercial Service will officially takeover from David Hancock as the new chair of the NEC Users’ Group.
As usual, there will be interactive afternoon workshops where NEC consultants will give attendees useful, practical advice on the day-to-day management of the contracts.
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