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Save the Date * ASG Conference 2019* Friday 1 November* Devonport House, London

Collaborative procurement techniques are gaining ground, and many case studies have shown us how they can create added value. But we also need to look closely at how collaboration can enable a team to manage the risks that so often derail project delivery.

King’s College London, with the ACA and the Alliance Steering Group have put together this one day conference to explore examples of how collaborative risk management and project management sit at the heart of safe and efficient procurement.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr David Hancock, Construction Director at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, who brings a wealth of hands-on experience from his risk management work on Terminal 5 Heathrow.

In addition, Professor David Mosey of King’s College London will lead a workshop examining lessons from the results of six years’ research into what works, and what does not, when collaborative intentions might collide with the harsh reality of potential claims and disputes.

Our workshops will also explore:

  • what are collaborative risk management and collaborative project management in practice?
  • how can tendering criteria other than lowest price lead to improved value and risk reduction?
  • how can delivery under modern methods of construction be improved by strategic planning and joint risk management?
  • how can digital technology convert risks into opportunities through collaborative procurement?

This conference will offer essential insights for construction clients, consultants and contractors working in any sector and we hope to see you there. The conference fee is £150 which includes materials and a buffet lunch, with an early bird price of £95 for bookings paid for by 31st August.

In addition, Professor David Mosey of King’s College London will lead a workshop examining the results of six years’ research into what works, and what does not, when collaborative intentions collide with the harsh reality of potential claims and disputes.

The Transnational Alliancing Group conference on 9th May 2019 was hosted by University of Milan and explored the theme of ‘Collaboration in the Public Sector’, with presentations on:

-the transnational adoption of FAC-1 on public and private sector projects

-the integration of BIM contributions through data-driven alliance activities, collaborative governance and shared timetables

-the combination of FAC-1 with FIDIC EPC contracts

-the role of alliances in the delivery of improved social value.


Venue: Devonport House, King William Walk, London. SE10 9JW

The Government Construction Sector Deal and the Hackitt Report give us powerful reasons to make collaboration work better.

Our keynote speakers Samantha Ulyatt and Kevin Murray from Crown Commercial Service explained how they are using FAC-1 to deliver a new generation of consultant and contractor framework alliances.

Our workshops analysed value, efficiencies and challenges arising under FAC-1 and TAC-1 collaborative programmes such as the Kier/Surrey highways alliance and the off-site manufacture strategies developed by LHC, by the Football Foundation and by the Construction Leadership Council.

We compared multi-party working under PPC2000 and under the new NEC4 Alliance Contract, and we were entertained and inspired by marathon runner Tom Boother.

Fees are £95 + VAT for  delegates, with two free places for each  public sector client, so we expect a good range of delegates.

‘FAC-1 Masterclass’ 


Venue: King’s College London

10 am to 3.30 pm

Led by Professor David Mosey, Centre of Construction Law, King’s College London

Efficiency, improved value and collaborative working under the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract and the TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract (David Mosey):

  • Objectives, success measures and targets
  • Costs and incentives
  • Supply chain collaboration and other alliance activities
  • The alliance manager and core group

How to use FAC-1 and TAC-1 in compliance with public procurement regulations (Rebecca Rees, Trowers & Hamlins):

  • Selection by direct award and mini-competition
  • Completing the price framework
  • Call-off under JCT, NEC, PPC and FIDIC
  • Orders and mobilisation

FAC-1, TAC-1 and improved value on housing programmes (John Thornhill, Futures Housing Group) – case study

Using FAC-1 to integrate contributions to BIM (Sara Valaguzza and Eduardo Parisi)- case study

Using FAC-1 to integrate major infrastructure projects (Adrianna Spassova) – case study

Procuring through FAC-1 for multiple clients (John Skivington, LHC) – case study

Techniques that bring FAC-1 and TAC-1 to life (David Mosey):

  • Building long-term relationships
  • Integrating capital and operational works
  • Learning from project to project
  • Managing risks and avoiding disputes

Questions and answers

The Masterclass fee is £250 + VAT including copies of FAC-1 and TAC-1

London 1st March 2018 “Improving Value through Alliances, BIM and Collaborative Contracts”- conference hosted by King’s College Centre of Construction Law with support from the International Construction Law Association, the ACA Alliance Steering Group and the Society of Construction Law.


Copenhagen 22nd November 2017, Jessica TwombleyEarly contractor involvement and collaborative working under FAC-1 and PPC2000″

  • How is improved value obtained without losing legal clarity?
  • Can multiparty contracts help capture the benefits of new digital technology?”

Society of Construction Law New Zealand, : “Framework Alliances- what do they have to offer?”  Professor David Mosey, Auckland 26th October and Christchurch 6th November 2017 

UK Construction Week, “Collaboration in the Construction Industry”Professor David Mosey, Wednesday 12th October 2017

Presentation of FAC-1 in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Breyer, Tuesday 10th October 2017

Launch of FAC-1 Italian version, Milan, Professor Sara Valaguzza, Monday 2nd October 2017

Pellings- “What next for procurement?”, Thursday 28th September 2017, Professor David Mosey presentsat the Cavendish Conference Centre, W1G9DT: for free places apply to

London Constructing Excellence  Club/ Chartered Institute of Building– “New Models of Construction Procurement – latest developments in integrated and collaborative approaches” Tuesday 12th September 2017, Professor David Mosey at London Capital Club, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW

Savills andthe South East Consortium -“An introduction to the FAC-1 and TAC-1 alliance contracts” Professor David Mosey at Savills, Margaret Street, London W1G0JD , Friday 8th September 2017

King’s College London Centre of Construction Law 30th anniversary conference Friday 2nd June 2017 – German, Italian and UK perspectives on FAC-1 by Professor Stefan Leupertz, Professor Sara Valaguzza and Professor David Mosey

Friday 9th June 2017 workshop at the University of Milan to consider potential uses for the Italian translation of the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract, bringing together leading academics, lawyers, architects and engineers with senior Government and contractor representatives.

TAC-1 Official Launch, Monday 5th June 2017 at Somerset House ,London where Southern Housing Group, the first users of the TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract, described their experience of procuring a new term alliance. and recent soft market-testing which showed that over 80% of contractors preferred the TPC2005 term partnering contract compared to the JCT and NEC term contracts.2016ASG Conference 2016 – The Power of AlliancingOn  24 October 2016 at Devonport House, King William Walk, London the Alliance Steering Group anlaysed the power of alliancing in infrastructure, housing and construction. With a keynote by BJ Cunningham, we questioned construction practice through a series of workshops, plenary sessions and guided panel debates maximising opportunities for delegates to participate and  network. This conference showcased the powerful results alliancing can deliver in housing, construction and infrastructure projects with breakout sessions on:

• people, behaviour and culture in delivering successful projects
• skills and training to bring the right people into construction and infrastructure
• launching the new FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract
• case studies of alliancing in action including housing projects at the Royal Borough of KingstonDacorum Borough Council and the Ministry of Justice for the Hillsborough Inquiry court rooms.