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Scottish Building Contract Committee: Annual Conference 2019

Thu. 14 Nov 2019


£135 (EB)/ £180/£48

£135 Early Bird (available until 31 October) / £180 Full Delegate Rate

£48 Student / Retired

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SBCC’s 2019 Annual Conference will provide a definitive guide to the latest developments in building contracts and construction law in Scotland. It is suitable for all construction industry professionals, including Architects, Engineers, Solicitors, Chartered Surveyors and Contractors in both the private and public sectors. This year we will feature some of the challenging financial and economic issues affecting our industry and initiatives to help address them and protect cash flow.

Derek MacKay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work will deliver the keynote address in which he will focus on the findings of the Scottish Government Report on Economy, Energy and Fair Work. We will take an in-depth look at Project Bank Accounts, as well as looking at latent defects from the viewpoints of an architect, a contractor and an insurer. The programme also includes invaluable updates on SBCC contracts, legal issues affecting the industry, the Integrated project insurance scheme and retentions.

The outstanding speakers include Lisa Cattanach (Chair SBCC and Construction Dispute Resolution), Donald Canavan (Hurd Rolland), Andrew Cooper (Transport for Scotland), Louise Lado-Byrnes, Ann O’Connell (BTO Solicitors), Kirsti Olson (Dentons), John Riches (Henry Cooper Consultants), Greg Walker (Scottish Government) and Karyn Watt (Anderson Strathern), with others to be announced shortly .

We are pleased to advise that we have been able to hold delegates fees at the same rates as last year. The delegate fee includes access to all sessions, lunch and tea/coffee during refreshment breaks.

The early bird delegate fee provides a 25% saving on the full ticket price. It is available until 31 October 2019 and payment must be received by this date to qualify for the reduced rate.

Early bird delegate fee: £135 (VAT included)
Full delegate fee: £180 (VAT included)
Student / Retired: £48 (VAT included. Limited number available)

9.30am Registration & Coffee

10.00am Welcome: Lisa Cattanach, SBCC Chair, Director at Construction Dispute Resolution

10.10am Legal Update: Kirsti Olson, Partner at Dentons

10.40am Update of SBCC Contracts – what’s new: Karyn Watt, Partner at Anderson Strathern

11.00am Tea / Coffee Break

11.20am Integrated Project Insurance scheme: Louise Lado-Byrnes

11.50am Latent Defects and Insurance: Architect – Donald Canavan, Hurd Rolland Contractor –TBC Insurer – TBC

12.40pm Lunch

1.30pm PBAs – What is it all about ??

What is a PBA?
John Riches, Managing Director at Henry Cooper Consultants
Ann O’Connell, Consultant at BTO Solicitors

What are the success stories?
Andrew Cooper, Transport for Scotland

2.30pm Retentions – the Scottish Government review: Greg Walker, Scottish Government

3.00pm Tea / Coffee Break

3.30pm Scottish Government Report on Economy, Energy and Fair Work: Derek Mackay, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work

4.15pm Question and Answer Session

4.20pm Closing Remarks

Please note: the programme may be subject to minor alteration


Surgeon's Quarter
Wolfson Hall
Nicolson Street
United Kingdom

9:30am - 5:00pm

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