CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

Primarily the service offering was focused on strategic advice, dispute resolution and training on the NEC, which is now extended to FIDIC, JBCC and GCC forms of contract. Services include claims management, adjudication, arbitration and mediation

Our focus is on Claims Avoidance and Dispute Resolution. We provide advice and assistance in contract administration to avoid claims and to achieve a win-win outcome for contracting parties

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT STRATEGIES AND PERFORMACE MANAGEMENT

Review of project and business processes and recommendation for improvements. Methodologies for increase of productivity in construction environment.

Advice on and implementation of the most suitable contract strategies to support project objectives. Wide range of tools and practices for establishment of alliances and partnering arrangements. 

CORPORATE LEARNING SOLUTIONS

We deliver leadership, development, strategy, and training to executives and corporations.

Creating the learning architecture to transfer knowledge from an experienced project management consultancy to our clients. Creating the knowledge transfer process; assessing capabilities of the client team and addressing gaps; implementing work shadowing, job rotation, mentoring and ether experiential learning methods; measuring and monitoring progression. 

RISK MANAGEMENT

We are the experts at all levels of risk management, i.e. Corporate Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Infrastructure, (Sustainable) Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining, Property Development, Manufacturing, Services Industry and engineering/ construction projects.

We are specialists in Monte Carlo Simulation and advanced Excel modelling, which combined with visual basic programming can develop powerful models to calculate risk contingency with a high degree of accuracy.

PLANNING MANAGEMENT

Our unique mix of relevant resources, tools and methodologies allow us to continually and visually monitor our client’s project performance. We have established a detailed and rigorous reporting system that ensure clients are constantly aware of a project’s status.

Services include:

Detailed Planning and Scheduling, Physical Site Monitoring, Progress Measurement and Dashboard Reporting, Schedule Gap and Delay Analysis, Forecast Analysis using Integrated Time and Schedule Information, Time and Motion Studies, Simulation and Modelling, Forensic Planning

Information Technology (IT) Facilities includes:

Specialized software: Primavera (All Versions), Primavera Risk Analysis, Project Scheduler, Microsoft Project, Microsoft EPM Platform, General Software: Microsoft Office, Optimization / Simulation Software: Lingo, Show Flow, Arena, Visual Slam, Programming / Data Base Software: Oracle, Delphi, C++, SQL Server, Share Point

COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT

Support in winning new business and strategies for development and growth. Assistance with the financial management of projects and negotiating the best possible commercial position. Managing and coordinating activities between procurement, risk, finance and contract management.

EXPERT ADVISORY

Our team of experts offer advisory services on Government procurement, commercial, dispute resolution, quantum analysis, forensic technical analysis, disruption and delay claim advisory and independent third-party review analysis.

STAFFING SOLUTIONS

We have access to a comprehensive range of experienced engineering, construction and project management professionals to assist our clients with their short to medium term assignments in support of project implementation, all through one point of contact. Our approach delivers long-term results and efficiency.

NEC SUITE OF DOCUMENTS & ASSOCIATED NEC PUBLICATIONS

We are exclusive regional supplier of hard copy NEC documents and guidance manuals. We have enjoyed this premier relationship with the institution of Civil Engineers of London for over 20 years as we are regarded as the premier NEC experts in the region.

TRAINING

provide delegates with the best possible training experience

the market leader

The NEC system has become the market leader in contracts for the procurement of works services and supply.  However before compiling, tendering to or administering an NEC contract it is essential to undergo training. 

NEC documents have been designed to incorporate the principles of modern project management which if applied correctly ensure both client and supplier of the best possible outcome from their procurement activity. NEC contracts are different to the more traditional contracts being drafted as a set of procedures for the management of time, cost and quality which are to be carried out by role players named in the contract.

Training in the understanding and application of those management procedures is an essential pre-requisite to their effective application. With Andrew Baird being one of the original NEC system designers and a member of the NEC drafting Panel since inception he is in the unique position of being able to provide delegates with the best possible training experience.

We have been awarded NEC Commercial Partner status by ICE-UK for delivery in Southern Africa of NEC’s accredited training programmes.

Traditional approach to training

ECS has been providing mainly in house training on NEC contracts throughout southern Africa and Europe since 1996 with excellent feedback from thousands of delegates who have attended. We offer training in two or one day modules ranging from a general introduction to the complete NEC3 system of contracts and the flagship NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contact (ECC3) to detailed ‘on job’ one day workshops on the main procedures within the ECC3 and one or two day training events on the other contracts in the NEC3 family. 

We will soon be able to offer clients access to on line delegate awareness testing for the contracts they have been trained on which will generate random questions and immediate results on completion. ECS is an approved CPD Provider in terms of the Engineering Council of South Africa requirements and most of our events qualify for 2 or 1 day CPD credits. 

Please contact us for a detailed proposal which we will tailor to your specific organisation or project requirements.

 

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