Why you should attend this workshop?
This half-day workshop considers in detail the important part that the Works Information has in dictating the relative success or potential failure of a project. Works Information requires a lot of consideration and attention to detail in the first place from the Employer as this is the information that the Contractor will use to base their price upon. Errors, vagueness or ambiguity within Works Information will all lead to either increased tender costs or a larger number of compensation events that will require administration and assessment during the life of a project.
The session will look at the role and the purpose of the Works Information, how it should be drafted and what it should contain, before then looking at the part it has to play in administering the contract during the life of the project. It enforces the fact that Works Information should be well structured, clear, and unambiguous, following similar rules and styles in its drafting as that of the NEC3 / NEC4 contracts.
Attendees of this course will have a much clearer understanding of the importance of good Works Information and how it can be better structured to provide a clear comprehensive set of documents that will lead to clearer risk allocation and less administration/change throughout the life of the project.
You will learn about:
- importance and role of the Works Information
- how the Works Information is referenced throughout the contract and the relative input that this requires
- how Contract Data, Site Information and the pricing document relate back to Works Information
- hierarchy of contract documents and resolution of ambiguities
- good and bad examples of drafting styles of Works Information
- the NEC Works Information Guidance Document and how it can be used to structure the Works Information, as well as act as a checklist as to what should be considered to be included
This workshop is recommended for anyone who is involved in preparing or reviewing contract documents at tender stage, as well as any people involved in administering an ECC contract on a live project to understand what part the documents play in the administration of a project. This will include project managers, contract managers, quantity surveyors, clients, consultants, planners, contractors and their supply chain.