April Briefings in Ascot and London to explain new CIOB Contract for Complex Projects


28 March 2013 – The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will offer two briefing meetings in April to explain their new Complex Projects Contract 2013 (CPC2013), the world’s first contract specifically aimed at the management of time in complex construction and engineering projects. Each event will provide short presentations from the authors explaining the new contract’s background, intended use, key themes and features, and major differences between this contract and other forms available.  All attendees will receive a FREE copy of the Contract Conditions, Appendices and User Notes.  Registration is required.  If you are in the construction industry in the UK, plan to attend one of these workshops:

ciob23 April 2013 – The Chartered Institute of Building Headquarters, Ascot, Berkshire – Light refreshments at 2:30; Briefing at 3:00 p.m., Afternoon Tea at 4:00 p.m. (The White House, Englemere, Kings Ride, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7TB)

25 April 2013 – Olswang LLP, London – Refreshments and coffee from 8:30 a.m., Briefing at 8:45 a.m. (90 Highborn Street, London, WC1 6XX)

Agenda for both one-hour sessions will include:

  • Introduction – Adam Constable Q.C., Keating Chambers
  • CIOB Research, background of new contract, availability – Keith Pickavance, Hill International, Past President of CIOB
  • Project Suitability and procurement strategy – Francis Ho, Olswang LLP
  • Time & risk management provisions, contrast with other standard forms – Keith Pickavance
  • Cost & risk management provisions, contrast with other standard forms – Nick Lane, Olswang LLP
  • Dispute resolution provisions and procedures – Adam Constable
  • Questions and summary

The Complex Projects Contract 2013 (CPC2013) focuses on managing time to ensure projects are delivered to specification on budget and without delays. Unlike existing contracts, which target failure through only through financial compensation or encouragement in the hope that improvement can be made, CPC2013 provides the procedures to enable parties to manage time (and cost) risk events in a modern and proactive fashion.  It is also the first standard form contract to cater for Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the future of collaborative design.

According to the CIOB, current standard forms of contract do not encourage, and in some cases actually inhibit, the competent management of time making them unsuitable for controlling the risk of time and cost escalation on complex projects.  According to CIOB research [1] 87% of complex building projects were late and of those delayed 60% were completed more than 6 months late.

The contract is part of the CIOB’s agenda to establish a culture of managing time in construction. In 2011 the Institute published the ‘CIOB Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects’ [2] which was followed by the CIOB Project Time Management Qualification [3] in 2012.  For further details about the new contract, please see http://www.ciob.org.uk/CPC.

Further information or to register, contact Julie-Anne Gyton at [email protected]; or Saul Townsend at [email protected].

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is at the heart of a management career in construction. Their focus is on those entering and already in a management career in construction, by delivering qualifications and certifications that meet the needs of a changing industry.  The CIOB works with members, employers, academia and governments across the globe to drive forward the science, practice and importance of management in construction. Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend on [email protected] or +44 (0) 1344 630 766.


[1] http://www.ciob.org.uk/sites/ciob.org.uk/files/WEB-INF/files/documents/TM_summary_web.pdf 

[2] http://www.ciobstore.com/Product.asp?PID=6237 

[3] http://www.ciob.org.uk/ptmq 

Source: CIOB