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Midlands2010Prospectus

ConstructionSectorBiteSizeModularTraining

HillInternational6160KnightsCourt

SolihullParkwayBirminghamBusinessPark

BirminghamWestMidlands

B377WY

Tel:01217175770Fax:01217888025

Email:midlands@hillintl.com

www.hillintl.com

WhyshouldyouuseHillInternationalforInHouseTraining?

HillInternationalarethelargestConstructionContractsClaimsfirmintheUKandtheWorld.Wehavecollectiveexperienceofclaimsandconstructioncontractsspanningoverthreedecadesandhavedeliveredoverthreethousandtrainingprogrammestoourclients.

Ourlecturersareexperiencedpractitionerswithextensiveconstructionindustryexperience

Ourtrainingcoursescanbetailoredtosuityourindividualrequirements Coursecontentisdraftedtoreflectcurrentbestpracticeandisregularlyupdated

toincludechangesinlegislation,contractforms,caselawandourexperiencesinhelpingclientsdelivertheirprojects

Weofferflexible,costeffectiveprogramsoftraining Weconsistentlyseek,monitorand incorporateourclientsfeedback inorderto

developanddeliverthehighestqualitytrainingsessions.

NEWHillInternationalBITESIZEmodulartraining

Weunderstandthatformanyofourclientstimefortrainingisincreasinglytight.Further,thereisoftenlimitedflexibilityforprojectstafftohavewholeorhalfdaysawayfromtheirprojects.Wealsoknowthatstafftrainingcanreaprewardsbothindeliveryofprojectsandstaffmorale.

Wehave thereforedesignedasetof flexiblemodular trainingsessionsoncurrentconstructionissuesthatweunderstandareofgreatestsignificancetokeyconstructionprofessionals:

Employers,contractors,specialistcontractors,consultants Projectmanagers,quantitysurveyors,sitemanagers,siteengineers Architects,engineers,designers,consultants

The sessions are typically 90minutes in durationwith the intention that they are run over alunchtime,firstthinginthemorningorduringadepartmental/companymeeting.

Benefits:

Modularstructureo Focusedsubjectmattero Addressingcurrentissuesrelevanttoyourorganisationo Selectedbyyoutomeettheparticularneedsofyourstaffresultinginless

knowledgeduplication

o Easilydevelopedintoacomprehensiveprogramoftraining Shortersessions

o Moredigestiblechunkso Reducedinformationoverloado Increasedinformationretention(distributedlearning)o Minimaltimeawayfromthedayjoblessdisruptive

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CONSTRUCTIONSECTORBESTPRACTICEBITESIZEMODULARTRAINING

BITESIZE:ContractualAwareness

CourseModulesA. FormingaContractB. LettersofIntentC. OnerousContractTermsD. ChangeControlE. NoticesandRecordsF. RiskManagementG. CollateralWarranties

BITESIZE:ManagingthePaymentProcess

CourseModulesH. Applications,Certification,WithholdingandLatePaymentI. InsolvencyintheContractualChainJ. ClaimsK. StatutoryDemandsL. DisputeResolutionM. AdjudicationN. TheLitigationProcess

BITESIZE:Legislation

CourseModulesO. TheConstructionAct1996Actandtheupcomingamendments

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BITESIZE:NEC

CourseModulesP. NEC2toNEC3principalchangesQ. NEC3riskmanagement&earlywarningR. NEC3(or2)ChangeControlS. NEC3(or2)ContractAdministration

BITESIZE:PlanningandDelay

CourseModulesT. PlanningforDelay

BITESIZE:CommercialSkills

CourseModulesU. Negotiation

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SYNOPSISOFMODULES

BITESIZEContractualAwarenessA. FormingaContract

Thismodule introduces thebasicelements required inorder toestablishaContractunderEnglish Law including offer and acceptance, consideration, an intention to create legalrelationsandcertaintyofterms.Themoduleprovidesanunderstandingtothosewhoattendon how and if a contract has been formed, the consequences of entering into a legalagreementandtheconsequencesoffailingtodoso.

B. LettersofIntent

LettersofIntentareextensivelyusedintheConstructionIndustrybutaretheyenforceable?Whathappens should thingsgowrong? Thesequestionsareoftenaskedaftera LetterofIntenthasbeenacteduponandthingshavenotgonetoplan.Thismoduleexamineswheretheuseoflettersofintentisappropriate,whataletterofintentshouldcontain/shouldnotcontain, inherent riskswith theprocess,how tomanagechangeand how to get paid if the letter of intent proves to be ineffective. Themodule includespracticalexercisestoidentifywhatshouldbeincludedwithinaletterofintent.

C. OnerousContractTerms

Thepurposeofthismoduleistoequipyourteamwiththeknowledgetoidentifysomeofthemore common amendments to standard and bespoke contract forms, which may proveonerousanddamagingtoyourbusinessifnotidentifiedbeforeenteringintoaContract. Amongstothersthemodule looksatconditionprecedentclauses,design liability,paywhenpaid/certify when certified, cross setoff, Tolent clauses, acceleration clauses, entireagreementclauses,arbitrationclausesandadjudicationcosts.ThemodulewilllookathowtonegotiatesuchclausesoutoftheContractoralternativelyhowtheaffectsmaybemitigatedormanagedinorderthattheyprovidesignificantlylessriskthanhadtheynotbeenidentified.

D.ChangeControl

This module looks at the change control process within a project especially the interrelationshipwith andeffectsof change to the financial,programme and riskmanagementprocesses. The management of the change process in terms of timescales, quotations,notificationvaluationandimplementationrequirementsareaddressedandtheconsequencesoffailuretomeettheexpresscontracttermsinrelationtochange.

E. NoticesandRecords

Commonplace notice provisions found in standard building and engineering contractsencounteredoneverydayprojectsarereviewed inthismodule.ThesessionwilladdressthekeyconsiderationsofNoticesrelatingtothecontent,formandmethodofcommunication,timescales, condition precedents, prevention principle and practicalities. In addition, themodulewillprovideavaluableinsighttotherecordsthatshouldbekeptonsitetosupportanoticeofdelayornoticeoflossandexpense.

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F. RiskManagement

In the current climate the effectivemanagement of project risks is becoming increasinglyimportant. The process of early identification of risks and opportunities and an effectivemanagementsystemtomaximisetheprojectoutturnthroughmitigationandmanagementisofclearbenefit.The module addresses the allocation of risk liability, methodologies for assessing andmanagingrisksandopportunities,thebenefitsofearlyriskidentificationandnotificationandtheconsequencesoffailingtomeetcontractualobligationsinrelationtorisk.

G.CollateralWarranties

Thismodulewillreviewtheuseofcollateralwarranties intheconstructionandengineeringindustries,outliningtherisksassociatedandhowthesecanbeminimised.DiscussiononTheContracts (RightsofThirdParties)Act1999andhow the statutemay impactonCollateralWarranties,providing insightontheadvantagesandpotentialpitfallsofbothmethods.Themodulewillalsoaddress the implicationsofstepinprovisions, insurancerequirementsandthestandardofdutyofcareincludedwithinCollateralWarranties.

BITESIZEManagingthepaymentprocessH.Applications,Certification,WithholdingandLatePayment

ConditionsPrecedent,PaymentCertificates,WithholdingNotices,NoticesofDissatisfaction,Early Warnings, and Applications for Payment. There are many notices required byconstructioncontractsandtheconsequencesofanincorrectnotificationmaycostaCompanythousandsofpounds. In theworstcase scenarioa failure toprovideacorrectnotificationmayevenleadtotheinsolvencyofabusiness. Does your staff understand the significance of applications, certification and withholdingnotices? Thisbitesizemodule looksatsomeoftheobligationsunderdifferentcontractstoprovideadequatenotificationtobothyourclientandtoyourownsupplychain.

I. InsolvencyintheContractualChain

In todays economic environment insolvency has become a familiar feature of theconstructionsector.Constructionprojectscanrunonforyearsmeaningthatyourcompanyisincontractwithaclientorsubcontractor forsignificantperiodsoftimeandthisultimatelymeansthatconstructioncompaniesareprobablymoreexposedtotheriskofinsolvencythanothercompanies inothercommercial sectors. Thiscourse isdesigned toensure thatyourstaff are fully appreciative of these risks and understand the mechanisms, which can beutilisedtohelpmanageandminimisethatriskthroughoutthelifecycleofaproject.

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J. StatutoryDemandsThismoduleoffersindividualsfromyourbusinessanopportunitytounderstandhowtobothprepare and respond to a Statutory Demand. The Course covers matters such as theconsequences of a StatutoryDemand, the process required in order to prevent a creditorpetitioningtheCourtforaWindingUpOrder,thecorrectformsrequiredtoissueaStatutoryDemandandtheproblemswhichyourCompanymayfacewhenaStatutoryDemandisissuedincorrectly.

K. AlternativeDisputeResolution

Thismoduleprovidesanoverviewof the typesofalternativedispute resolutioncommonlyavailable under construction contracts, including negotiation, expert determination,mediation, arbitration and adjudication. It explains the costs associated with each, theprincipaldifferencesbetweenand their advantages anddisadvantages thushelping you tounderstand youroptions in relation to thedispute resolutionprocessesandwhich ismostsuitableandcosteffectiveinthecircumstances.

L. Adjudication

Adjudication isthemostwidelyusedformofdisputeresolution intheConstructionIndustryandthisBiteSizeCourseprovidesaninsightintothestatutoryrighttoAdjudicate.Itincludesdetailedinformationontheprocess,theReferral,theResponseandJurisdictionalChallenges.TheCourse isdesigned toprovide your staffwithuseful andpractical skillswhichmaybeutilisedshouldyourCompanybefacedwithanAdjudicationorfindtheneedtoreferamattertoa