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Project Board and Standing Conciliator under PWC: A Success?

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 25 June 2019
  • Time(s)
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member rate: €195 //Non-member rate: €245

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  • CPD Credit
    5 hours   C3

Seminar Overview

The concept of a Project Board, and also that of a Standing Conciliator, was introduced into the PWC (Public Works Form of Contract) in 2016 as a new Dispute Management Procedure and, since then, both Project Board and Standing Conciliator have become an established feature of all large projects whether building or civil engineering. At the same time Guidance Note GN 3.1.1 was published outlining how the new provisions were to work. Despite that fact, there are clear indications of inconsistency of approach within the industry to the operation of the new Dispute Management Procedure.

Seminar Aim

The aim of this seminar is to bring together a number of professionals within the industry with considerable experience of the new Dispute Management Procedure in order to describe how it is working in practice, to consider how successful it has been and how it might be implemented in the future.


The programme will include:

  • Introduction by Chair - Ger Bythell, Vice Chair of Engineers Ireland Dispute Resolution Board
  • How the Revised Clause 13 is intended to work - Michael Farrington, Technical Adviser, Construction Procurement Policy Unit, Office of Government Procurement
  • Employer's Perspective - Damian McDermott
  • Contractor's Perspective - John Mitchell, Director of SIAC Construction Limited
  • Employer Representative's Perspective - Gerard Monaghan, Chartered Engineer and Technical Director, Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd. Consulting Engineers 
  • Standing Conciliator's Perspective - Tim Ahern
  • Lawyer's Perspective - Eamonn Conlon, Partner, A&L Goodbody 
  • Standing Conciliator's Perspective - David O'Leary
  • Standing Conciliator's Perspective - Ciaran Fahy, Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator
  • Audience and Panel Discussion - Chaired by Eamonn Conlon

Who should attend

Anyone involved in the PWC contracts either as a public sector employer, contractor or involved in the administration of the PWC contracts.

Make a Booking

25 June 2019


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