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HAMP Series 48 Delivering Infrastructure Through Alliancing

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Event summary

The Chancellor’s July Statement was focussed on protecting jobs as the second phase of a three-phase response to COVID. He estimated that the economy could shrink by as much as 25% due to the pandemic and associated lockdown. Phase three will look to rebuild the economy through the Autumn Budget and Public Spending Review


22 September 2020
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:00

Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£250.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Choosing the right delivery model will be key to the success of these investments and to use them to contribute to the green growth that zero carbon targets demand.

The Project 13 infrastructure initiative was launched by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in 2017 to establish the extent of collaborative working in the delivery of infrastructure. It found that governance of procurement and delivery is still too often based on obtaining the lowest price through a competitive tender and then delivering the construction on time, within budget and to quality.The flaw in this approach is that it assumes that lowest price represents best value and that completion on time, within budget and to quality defines the desired outcome. Project 13 seeks to develop a new business model – based on an enterprise, not on traditional transactional arrangements – to boost certainty and productivity in delivery, improve whole life outcomes in operation and support a more sustainable, innovative, highly skilled industry. To do this it advocates an alliancing approach – an extension of the strategic partnering principles advocated by the Latham and Egan reports and Rethinking Construction and Constructing Excellence initiatives.

During the day, in addition to the strategic update, we will hear from the ICE on the development and progress of the Project 13 initiative and Crown Commercial Services on their new Alliancing Framework available to access across the public sector. 

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at Directors, Heads of Service and senior managers involved in the procurement, planning, design and delivery of highway infrastructure projects. It will also benefit potential highways construction and supply chain delivery partners who are interested in Alliancing.

How will I benefit?

There will be plenty of opportunity for participation, discussion and debate - with a focus on interaction to get the most from the sessions. 

The webinar challenges conventional thinking on infrastructure delivery and will explore initiatives and approaches designed to improve the overall outcomes for the economy and wider society.


  • Local government
  • / Transport
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Dave Ayre - Property Networks Manager

Dave Ayre

Dave is a qualified public service manager with extensive experience in the development and implementation of innovative public/private partnerships. Dave manages CIPFA’s Highways Asset Management Planning, Strategic Assets and Property Training Networks and advises on asset management, partnering and wider property issues throughout the UK.

Speaker - Noel Shearer

Noel Shearer, Head of Construction Category for Crown Commercial Service - Noel leads the team delivering the £30Bn / 7 year Construction Works and Associated Services Framework. This is the largest Construction Framework ever procured in the UK and has been designed from the ground up to support the collaborative delivery of government construction policy and an alliancing approach to construction procurement. Noel is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years experience delivering construction projects across multiple sectors, a Fellow of the RICS and an ICE Accredited NEC Project Manager.