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Best practice in avoiding formal disputes. Part 3: The Potential Value of Data Analytics

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our next Ashghal seminar is on the topic of avoiding disputes from escalating to formal proceedings, and as well as Ashghal we are delighted to have the support of the Chartered Institute of Building, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and expert speakers from PwC. It will be of particular interest to clients, contractors and consultants.

This is the third event in our mini-series on best practice in avoiding formal disputes.
Part 1 on 29 April 2019 was on how claims in respect of Variations and Extensions of Time should be dealt with during the life of the project.
Part 2 on 16 June 2019 was on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and in particular, the process of Expert Determination (which is contained in the 2018 Ashghal contract as well as other standard forms in Qatar) as an intermediate step towards resolution of claims without using courts or arbitral tribunals.

Part 3 on 9 September 2019 will provide an overview of the data analytics tools and techniques available which can help unlock the value of the data gathered during construction. Whilst delivery organisations have seen considerable benefits of using CAD / BIM tools, Scheduling and Cost Management Software, ERP systems and even email to more effectively manage their projects, disputes and claims, with the specific exception of delay analysis, still largely rely on the use of more more manual, hard copy focused techniques to support their work. Key messages will include:

  • There are more efficient ways of doing this which take advantage of the great advances in data capture and analytics technologies from other industries where data is recognized as a key organisational resource which can be leveraged to great advantage.
  • Construction generates significant volumes of data during delivery which is stored in electronic formats which, if you have the data science capability to capture, integrate and analyse it, can deliver significant benefits during construction delivery and, when it doesn’t go to plan, disputes.
  • Using tools and techniques such eDiscovery to search and review project documents and communications, machine learning to supplement and support expert analysis and other analytics tools to clearly and efficiently communicate insights and analysis, significant efficiencies can be delivered over current methods through more shorter analysis timescales, more effective utilization of expert resources and, where analysis tools are put in place early enough, potential avoidance of the dispute in its entirety

The agenda and speakers for the events are below. Registration is essential in order to gain access to the venue. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/best-practice-in-avoiding-formal-disputes-part-3-the-potential-value-of-data-analytics-tickets-63529104261.

18.00     Arrival, registration, tea & coffee

18.30     Welcome and Introductions
Don Ward, Constructing Excellence in Qatar

18.35     Main speakers

19.35     Other viewpoints
Ahmad al Ansari, Technical Office Manager, Ashghal, and Chairman of the branch committee of CIArb Qatar

20.00     Q&A and discussion

20.30     Close

About the main speakers:

Details of the PwC speakerr will appear here soon.

Ahmad Al Ansari is Manager of the President’s Technical Office in Ashghal, the Public Works Authority (PWA). His previous roles include Head of Planning, Design & Contracts for the Qatar Olympic Committee on projects for the 2006 Asian Games and as Head of Water Projects for the Ministry of Electricity and Water. He is Chairman of the branch committee of CIArb Qatar.

For any queries about this event please contact Don Ward, Constructing Excellence in Qatar. Mobile: +974 7091 0571, Email: don.ward@constructingexcellence.qa.

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm