Alliance Contracting – Pros, Cons, and Lessons Learned

Join Margie Strub Construction Law LLP, SYSTRA and jcp ii as they discuss Alliance Contracting.
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Alliance Contracting – Pros, Cons, and Lessons Learned

About the Presentation

Jun. 02, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
via Microsoft Teams

About the Event

This presentation will provide an overview of Alliance Contracting, how it is supposed to work and how it works in reality. Our panel includes a range of experienced professionals who will share their experiences and discuss areas that contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers should be mindful of when considering participating in an alliance project.

You will be presented with a General Overview of Alliance Structure and Concept, Discussion on the Pro's and Con's of Alliancing, Discussion of the Commerical Model and Pain Share Gain Share, Alliance Mentality and Approach, Alliance Governance Structure, Alliance Contract and Legal Structure, Development fromn ADA to PAA, Alliancing Impacts on Subcontractors and Suppliers, Discussion on 'Does Alliancing Drive Innovation and Value Engineering?' & Lessons Learnt. 

Our Guest Presenters:-

Joshua Strubb is a partner at Margie Strub Construction Law LLP, a firm that he started in September 2020 with his partner John Margie.

Prior to co-founding Margie Strub Construction Law, Josh managed the nation-wide legal affairs for Canada’s largest full-service track and signal construction and maintenance provider. There he focused on the pursuit, execution, and claim phases of some of Canada’s highest-profile transit infrastructure projects. Josh also gained an acute understanding of the structure, principles, value, and potential pitfalls of collaborative contracting gained from his involvement in Canada’s first alliance contract. Josh began his legal career at a mid-sized construction law firm in Toronto where he represented clients across the country in all forms of construction dispute resolution.

Keith Moverley has the responsibility for managing a multi-million-pound project portfolio for the design of railway infrastructure projects on behalf of SYSTRA across the U.K.  He has been Project Director for the design of several high-Profile Network Rail schemes in the UK such as Gatwick Airport Station, The Greater West Electrification Project (GWRM), Reading Station Area Re-development, Kings Cross Station Re-development and St Pancras Station Area Electrification project.

He has spent the last 18 months as the Systra Alliance representative for two major Alliance projects in the U.K, namely Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRUe) and East Coast Power Supply Upgrade( PSU) sitting as an ALT and PAB member on both helping to drive forward and deliver these important projects.

John Wood transferred to SYSTRA Canada from the UK 15-months ago, specializing in design and engineering management of complex multidisciplinary railway projects generally responsible for inter-disciplinary coordination, interfacing projects, systems engineering/ assurance, quality and safety across designs. Before moving to Canada John worked as Contractor’s Engineering Manager (Design) on the Greater West Electrification Project and then spent 3-years with the TRUe Alliance for the Transpennine Route Upgrade program as Design Manager and Value Engineering lead.

Diarmid de Burgh-Milne is the founder and MD of jcpii, a specialist independent collaborative and behavioural consultancy.

On leaving the Army, in 96, Diarmid joined John Carlisle, a leading and pioneering thinker who had been working on collaborative approaches to business since the 60s. Diarmid had found his purpose and his work passion.

Over the last 25 years, he has continued to develop and pioneer collaborative approaches and strategy in challenging relationships including client-designer-contractor-operator and maintainer ones, the regulator-regulated and the operator-infrastructure ones. He introduced and pioneered collaborative and behavioural selection in procurement.

He helped establish the first Water and Rail Alliances in the UK in the 90s, then introduced the Pure Australian model with Graham Thomson, its author, and has since helped procure and establish many of the Network Rail and other major Alliances as well as collaborative frameworks.

He has worked and continues to work in many sectors such as Rail, Air traffic and airports, Defence, Nuclear, Power, Highways, Construction, Housing, Ports, Chemical, Bio Tech, Perfumery.

He has worked all over Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. He loves the challenge and buzz of multi national teams.

He focuses on helping organisations work together effectively both internally and externally in Alliances and other collaborative arrangements. His approach is to help those with whom he works develop strong relationships, built on trust and challenge, to enable them to seize the benefits of collaboration. He believes there is a very big “I” in team – collaboration is about every individual; it is about valuing the differences and helping every individual to fly.

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