Contract Dynamics Consulting comprises a group of experienced consultants who provide specialised services in the following sectors:

Project Risk Management

Managing Issues and Disputes

PPPs – Public Private Partnerships

2018 NEWS UPDATES

January 2018 – The Construction Law Journal (U.K.) Vol. 33 (2017) published “The Duties and Responsibilities of Expert Witnesses” by Charles O’Neil http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/our-businesses/docdel.aspx.

2017 News Updates

November  – Kingston University London – Department of Civil Engineering – Charles O’Neil returned to Kingston at the invitation of Dr Behrouz Zafari, Course Director,  as guest lecturer with the Masters of Civil Engineering class on “Risk Management for Major Construction & Infrastructure Projects” – Course Outline       

September – Charles O’Neil provided a full day lecture on PPPs to a delegation of senior managers from the Bank of Guangzhou. The seminar was held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, and the content included:

  • Risk allocation principles
  • Viability analysis and bank due diligence
  • Managing different stages of PPPs
  • Resolving issues and disputes
  • Case studies – good and bad
  • Key factors for successful PPPs

June – a Paper titled “The Duties and Responsibilities of Expert Witnesses” by Charles O’Neil was published this month in the ACICA Review (The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration)

https://acica.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ACICA-Review-June-2017.pdf

This Paper was also published in the Spring Edition of the Jams International Newsletter in the United States

MarchMiddlesex University –  Charles O’Neil participated in a webinar as a guest lecturer on “BIM technology and its application to risk management” at the invitation of Dr Noha Saleeb, Programme Leader, MSc Building Information Modelling Management, School of Science & Technology

February – Charles O’Neil returned to Melbourne University Law School at the invitation of Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Studies, and provided a session on ‘good and bad’ case studies of international and Australian projects to the Masters of Construction Law class.

2016 News Updates

November  – Kingston University London – Department of Civil Engineering – at the invitation of Dr Behrouz Zafari, Course Director, Charles O’Neil guest lectured with the Masters of Civil Engineering class on “Risk Management for Major Construction & Infrastructure Projects”. The lectures were very interactive and included numerous case studies – Course Outline        

August – Melbourne University Law School – Charles O’Neil was a guest lecturer with the Masters of Construction Law group, speaking on risk management processes for infrastructure projects.

June – Beijing Arbitration Commission – Charles O’Neil was a panellist at the BAC London Summit and spoke on “Implementing PPPs successfully – including areas of risk and potential dispute or failure”

2015 News Updates

October – Beijing Arbitration Commission – Charles O’Neil was appointed to a sub-committee to review the BAC Dispute Board Rules

February – Charles O’Neil, Director of Contract Dynamics, was a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Construction Program and Global Projects Centre in February 2015.

His lectures, based on findings from his recently published book, Human Dynamics in Construction Risk Management, highlighted the complex issues arising from managing multiple stakeholders in PPPs and with infrastructure developments. One of the key insights Charles explored was the importance of ensuring human dynamics were taken into consideration, which can be the key to success or failure on a project.

Stanford Professor Gary Griggs has commented that the sessions were of great value to the faculty, students and researchers in understanding new and innovation approaches to project management and the role of human dynamics in risk management.

In acknowledgement of his work in the field of risk management, Charles has recently been appointed as a Panel Member of RADAR– ResoLex, Avoiding Dispute, Avoiding Risk.

RADAR is a new innovation in risk management that is effective in countering issues that may arise in major projects spurred by breakdowns in communication. To view Charles’ RADAR Panel member profile please visit: http://www.resolex.com/panelmemberscv.php