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ODA's Shiplee leads seminar

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) director of construction Howard Shiplee is giving the keynote speech at the NEC Users' Group's annual seminar in London later this month.

In addition to the London 2012 Games, topics being covered at the one-day event are project bank accounts, St Pancras International station, cultural impact of NEC, Foreign and Commonwealth Office projects, the Professional Services Contract and acceleration.

Three "masterclasses" in the afternoon will cover early contractor involvement, the Term Service Contract and resolving disputes. The event is open to all, but NEC Users' Group members are entitled to free or discounted places (according to membership levels) at the event, which takes place at One Great George Street, Westminster on 14 April 2008.

The NEC Users Group consists of over 400 member organisations representing clients, consultants, designers project managers or contractors – to exchange ideas and experiences.

The NEC Contract is a legal framework of project management procedures designed to handle the management of engineering and construction projects.

It comprises a suite of contract documents and guidance books, and a range of support services comprising training, consultancy and a Users' Group.

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