Manchester Construction Seminar

Organiser: RSK Group
Location: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester
Phone: 01829 770569

Invitation only

Specialist environmental consultants RSK Group is holding a morning seminar on Friday 4 November 2011.

The seminar is titled 'The Expert in Construction: an Update' and provides a buffet breakfast beforehand and networking opportunities before and after the event.


08:00 Registration opens

08:10 Breakfast

08:55 Welcome and introduction to seminar chairman

Dr Alan Ryder, group managing director, RSK

09:00 Opening by seminar chairman

Laurence Cobb, Taylor Wessing LLP

09:05 Dealing with disputes about delay
John Marshall, Partner – Contract Solutions, EC Harris LLP

09:40 Ground conditions: fact vs. interpretation

Dr Michael De Freitas, Imperial College London and First Steps Ltd

10:15 Land contamination : the implications of the Corby judgement and planned changes to the Part 2A statutory guidance

Peter Witherington, deputy chairman, RSK

10:50 Coffee

11:20 Materials in construction: fitness for purpose
Dr Ian Sims, director, Materials and Structures, RSK

11:55 The role of the expert witness

Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers

12:30 Open discussion

12:55 Concluding remarks by seminar chairman

Laurence Cobb, Taylor Wessing LLP

13:00 Closure

Farewell coffee and networking

Cost: By invitation, at £55.00 + VAT (£66.00) per delegate, to cover venue and refreshments only.

Contact: Jane Rigby on 01829 770569 or email:

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