“Procure for better value, be more transparent, and get the basics right”

Ann Bentley gives the JCT Povey Lecture 2017: Smarter procurement, including expanding the definition of ‘value’, being more transparent in terms of best practice, and getting key basics right – particularly in regard to Fair Payment – were the key messages given to JCT delegates in a presentation by Ann Bentley, at the JCT Povey Lecture held at The Building Centre, London, on Wednesday 8th November. The subject of Ann Bentley’s lecture was to describe the work she has been doing in her role on…

JCT Povey Lecture 2017 – Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers

JCT Povey Lecture 2017 “Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers. How small changes in approach to procurement could have a big impact on the construction industry” Ann Bentley About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the…

Ann Bentley to give the JCT Povey Lecture 2017

“Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers. How small changes in approach to procurement could have a big impact on the construction industry” is the topic of the JCT Povey Lecture 2017, which will be given by Ann Bentley at the Building Centre, London, on Wednesday, 8th November 2017. With over 35 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, working with commercial, public, and third sector clients, Ann Bentley has been a member of Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) Global Board…

Trust, Relationships, and Clear Objectives

TONY GIDDINGS TALKS COLLABORATION AT JCT POVEY LECTURE 2016 “Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working” was the title of the JCT Povey Lecture 2016, given by Tony Giddings at The Building Centre, London on Thursday 10 November. Tony Giddings described how Argent’s collaborative approach has led to the successful delivery of over £1.2bn worth of construction projects, including Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Thames Valley Park in Reading, Piccadilly Place in Manchester and recently, the redevelopment of the 69-acre site at King’s Cross in…

Trust, relationships, and clear objectives: Tony Giddings talks collaboration at JCT Povey Lecture 2016

“Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working” was the title of the JCT Povey Lecture 2016, given by Tony Giddings at The Building Centre, London on Thursday 10 November. Tony Giddings described how Argent’s collaborative approach has led to the successful delivery of over £1.2bn worth of construction projects, including Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Thames Valley Park in Reading, Piccadilly Place in Manchester and recently, the redevelopment of the 69-acre site at King’s Cross in London. Tony identified a number of factors that, in…

JCT Povey Lecture 2016 – Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working

JCT Povey Lecture 2016 “Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working” Tony Giddings About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the quality and value of construction output. The event was inaugurated in 2003 to acknowledge and pay tribute to…

Tony Giddings to talk collaboration at JCT Povey Lecture 2016

“Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working”, will be the title of the JCT Povey Lecture 2016, to be given by Tony Giddings at The Building Centre on Thursday 10 November 2016. Tony Giddings BSc FCIOB was executive director of Argent PLC from 1997, finally stepping down as partner this year. During this time he has been responsible for over £1.2bn of construction, including projects at Thames Valley Park, Green Park in Reading, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Piccadilly Place in Manchester, and more recently…

Use UK standard forms of contract overseas but take care of cultural and local aspects, says Sir Vivian Ramsey

The key factors that must be addressed when using UK standard forms of construction contract overseas are the local legal system in use and the cultural differences determining the way in which provisions are interpreted, Sir Vivian Ramsey told delegates attending the JCT Povey Lecture at Local Government House, London on Thursday 13 November 2015.

JCT Povey Lecture 2015 – UK standard forms of contract: are the cultural and legal concepts of such contracts applicable internationally?

JCT Povey Lecture 2015 “UK standard forms of contract: are the cultural and legal concepts of such contracts applicable internationally?” The Hon. Sir Vivian Ramsey Download Sir Vivian Ramsey’s lecture note in full About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the…

Sir Vivian Ramsey to give JCT Povey Lecture 2015

“UK standard forms of contract: are the cultural and legal concepts of such contracts applicable internationally?” will be the topic of the JCT Povey Lecture 2015, to be given by Sir Vivian Ramsey at Local Government House on Thursday 12 November.