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CIOB events: What’s on – February 2021

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar throughout January. All events are online webinars unless otherwise stated
An Introduction to Modern Methods of Construction

2 February, 12-1pm

Join our panel of speakers for a look at the use of i-Sip, i-FAST and Hybrid Structural Solutions. You will be provided with a brief overview of the product and what it currently offers users, as well as new products in development. (See p50 for more details.)

Daytona Speedway Design & Build

3 February, 6.30-7.30pm

CIOB past president Chris Soffe will discuss the reconstruction of the iconic grandstand at Daytona International Raceway in Florida. The owner’s challenge was to deliver this 101,000-seat facility by an immovable deadline for the 2015 Daytona 500 race. Construction had to take place through two hurricane seasons, and allow for two reduced-capacity Daytona 500s and other race meets to take place without interruption. The success was in the pre-planning, the design, the risk allocation and of course a fabulously committed project team.

Developing 22 Bishopsgate

10 February, 6-7.30pm

This webinar will take a look back at the development and construction of the iconic 22 Bishopsgate in the heart of London. A building only second in height in the UK to the Shard, its development used cutting-edge technology to ensure a state-of-the-art building for users and the local community. (See p51 for more details.)

Business Continuity Planning

17 February, 12-1pm

If you have never been involved in creating a business continuity plan (BCP), this will give you an insight to the challenges, as well as the commonsense approach. Also it will help you to be better prepared in the unlikely event of a disaster recovery invocation.

The event will answer questions you may have about BCPs, such as:

  • Can we operate business without one?
  • Does it have to be complex?
  • What is the difference between a BCP and Disaster Recovery Plan?
  • Is it costly to create one?
  • Do I need to be an expert to create one
  • What do we need to include in my BCP?
  • Have we implemented a BCP on covid-19 without knowing? If so, what lessons have we learned?
  • What needs to be included in a BCP?
  • Is it all about IT systems or are there more considerations?
  • If we have multiple sites, can we create a template that fits all?
  • Do we have to test our BCP and if so, what is involved?
  • Which external agencies need to know that we have a proven and tested BCP?
Negotiating Contracts with Covid and Brexit in Mind 

24 February, 4-5.30pm

The construction industry is resilient. Key infrastructure projects and capital works will continue to be delivered despite the uncertainty attached to covid-19 and the UK’s departure from the EU.

This one-hour webinar from Quigg Golden will be delivered by William Brown, a qualified civil engineer and leading construction lawyer at Quigg Golden Solicitors. It will focus on how contracting arrangements will change in the very near future to account for these uncertainties. The following topics will be covered in depth:

  • Suspension of works
  • Termination
  • Resolving disputes
  • Price adjustment clauses
  • Execution formalities
  • Drafting express provisions for Brexit and covid.

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