NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – WORLDWIDE LAUNCH FEB 2019
"Global Construction Success"
Written & Edited by Charles O’Neil
Featuring contributions from 18 industry leaders, an in-depth analysis of the issues the construction world is facing and the changes that can be made for a healthier industry
“This is the book the industry has been waiting for – it tackles all the key issues head-on”
- Global overview of the construction industry
- Common causes of project & corporate failure
- Management competency & accountability
- Business models, forms of contract
- How & why efficient contractors make profits
- Supply chain viability – payments & retention
- PPPs – recommendations for improvements
- Consultants in the global marketplace
- Human behaviour – impacts in all areas
- Risk management – effective processes
- Managing & resolving conflict
- Technologies to manage risk, data, compliance
2018 NEWS UPDATES
Charles O'Neil presented 12 hours of lectures to The Masters of Civil Engineering class of 67 students at Kingston University, UK.
An engaging and interactive two days, concentrating on risk management case studies for major infrastructure projects.
Thanks again Dr Behrouz Zafari, the Course Director!
The Construction Law Journal (U.K.) Vol. 33 (2017) published “The Duties and Responsibilities of Expert Witnesses” by Charles O’Neil
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)
This Paper was also published in the Spring Edition of the Jams International Newsletter in the United States
March - Middlesex 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
Charles O'Neil's first book is more relevant than ever!
The global construction industry is at the crossroads
- Margins are razor thin, competition is fierce
- Too many contractors are going bust
- Too many projects are incurring big losses
But a small number of very efficient and modernised contractors are doing well. Why?
- the key to success or failure
By Charles O'Neil FCIArb
With Specialist Articles
by 12 Industry Leaders