Instructor(s)

Senior Instructor

Steven Evans

Steven is an accomplished construction professional with over 30 years’ experience in the industry gained initially as a quantity surveyor for a major multinational contractor, thereafter in senior quantity surveying and commercial management positions and later as director of professional services practices. Since 2003, he has specialised in contract law and, as a construction contract and commercial consultant, combines his extensive practical experience with legal qualifications to provide high quality, realistic and cost effective dispute resolution, commercial management, Adjudication, Arbitration and training services to a variety of clients throughout the UK, wider Europe and the Asia Pacific Region. That practical experience encompasses a wide range of market sectors, construction types and methods covering disciplines such as quantity surveying, commercial management, project management, claim preparation and defence, adjudication, arbitration, mediation, contract drafting and vetting, planning, estimating, personal and project mentoring and training.

Senior Instructor

Raine Selles

Raine heads the NZ office of Concordia Resolution and has more than 30 years’ experience within the construction industry in both project/commercial management and dispute resolution. She has lectured nationally and internationally on most Forms of Contract including NEC and FIDIC, and NZS3910 extensively throughout NZ. She is a member of the Construction Strategy Group, works with the accord and sits on the NZS3910:2013 review panel. Her experience includes the production of contract documents, procurement strategy, management and delivery of Major Construction Projects, as well as the production, negotiation and settlement of contractual claims. She has achieved an enviable success rate in settling large complex claims as well as smaller claims on behalf of various contractors and subcontractors. Raine has helped settle more than 800 disputes and has achieved settlements of more than $5bn in New Zealand and Australia. Raine practices as an Expert Witness, Adjudicator, Mediator and Arbitrator but her main focus is on facilitating the parties to reach agreement without the need to invoke formal processes. Her background in quantity surveying and commercial/project management and being qualified in law pays dividends in having construction knowledge that lawyers do not. Raine is NZ leading authority on NZ3910:2013 and has trained Stakeholders across all disciplines for almost 10 years. She also regularly lectures on Contract Law, Adjudication under the CCA, NEC 4 and more.

Instructor

Andy Alagappan

Since 2009 Andy has worked as a planner in a diverse range of industries including Construction, Oil & Gas, Iron / Steel Manufacturing & Baggage Handling Systems. Over the last 10 years, Andy has developed strong leadership skills, commercial acumen, and the ability to inter-relate and intuitively present valuable data (information) to tell a story. Andy heads his own consultancy Strategic Planning, providing project controls and planning services, having previously worked with Fletcher construction as the lead planner for complex mega projects (>$400M) such as Auckland International Airport Phase 3, Commercial Bay, Auckland Central (>$700M) and New Zealand International Convention Center (>$1b) Andy’s specialized skill set is planning and delays analysis using various planning techniques such as CPM – Critical path methodology, and Linear Scheduling method, utilizing software such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Projects. He is an “Expert Witness” on the panel of the Construction Dispute Resolution Board in New Zealand. Some recent and past achievements include: Rewriting the entire project plan to completion for the Commercial Bay project, Auckland to ensure the client had confidence in the plan, along with establishing a suite a of well-structured reports to track variances, highlight risks, and enable PM’s to come up with mitigation plans, providing Fletcher HQ and the client confidence in the programme. Establishing a completion plan for the rebuild of Auckland international airport as part of which I set up systems and processes in place to deal with circa 200 variations a month (Time and Cost). Lead planner for the deployment of the Ultrafast Broadband network in Auckland. Lead planner for design and installation of baggage handling system in countries all around the world such as Vancouver Airport, Toronto Airport, Boise Airport, Cochin airport, Kelowna airport, Bermuda airport, Queenstown airport, Auckland airport, Wellington airport, Sydney and Lima.

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One of the best courses I have been on

The course is of good quality with ample training material and facilitator teaching method is relatable

There is no need for training in person as the online experience is just as good

Excellent and highly recommended