Conference Day Two: 9 February 2012

7:30 Workshop C: Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) as Key to Ensuring Success in Alliance Contract Design and Delivery

8.30 Registration and Welcome Coffee

9.50 Opening Remarks for the Chairman

Managing and Aligning Client and Non Owner’s Cultures, Behaviours and Needs

10:00 Overcoming Challenges of Managing a Regional Program Alliance

  • Simultaneously working on a large number of major projects within one alliance
  • Examining the best methods to manage and monitor differing teams
  • Implementing standardised systems to be use used across the whole program

Tony Belcher
Alliance Interface Manager
Barwon Water

10:40 Round Table Session: Balancing Team Dynamics to Ensure a Successful Alliance

This interactive session is designed to get you discussing the often difficult task of merging existing team processes and practices with in the new alliance and establishing a consensus work ethic to ensure smooth operation going forward. Delegates will be given the chance to discuss the issues and success stories they have dealt within their groups and then facilitated discussion with David Mawer will be conducted where sharing of best practice ideas will occur.

Round Table Facilitator:

David Mawer
Gippsland Water

11:20 Morning Refreshments and Networking Break

12:00 Maintenance Contract Performance Measurement

  • Monitoring the shift in cultural change to ensure smooth ongoing management
  • Continually benchmarking against your key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Examining the challenges that have occurred, the lessons learnt from these and best practice going forward
  • Case study example of the Novo Rail Alliance

Nige Cottingham
Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Manager
Novo Rail Alliance

12:40 Enabling Scope Change for Sub Alliances

  • Forecasting the need for sub alliances in the initial scope stage
  • The importance of sub alliances for achieving project excellence
  • Examining how sub alliances can impact the initial scope of the project
  • Overcoming the challenges of working in a sub alliance within the scope of the existing alliance


Ray Mahony
Alliance Design Manager
South Morang Rail Alliance

1.20 Lunch and Networking Break

2.20 Ensuring and Demonstrating Value for Money in Project Alliances

Despite extensive recent work undertaken in this field, the issues of ensuring and demonstrating VfM in project alliances remains elusive. This presentation will describe a model that has been developed to address both of these issues based on recent doctoral research by the author.

Charles MacDonald
General Manager Construction
Airport Link, Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) & Airport Roundabout Upgrade Projects

3.00 Examining the Private Sector Experience on Alliance Contracting

  • Examining expectations from the private sector in alliance contracting
  • How is the outcome performance of the project measured?
  • Comparative analysis of alliance contracts over other procurement models

John Gawne
Transition Manager
United Energy Distribution

3:40 Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

4:10 The Future for Alliance Contracting

  • Assessing alliance contracting from both sides of the fence – client and construction view
  • Examining the current challenges and establishing the potential for overcoming these challenges
  • Opportunities for an increasing the use of a duel TOC system

Sean Sweeney
Head of Construction, Grocon Previously Executive Director
Major Projects Victoria

4:50 Current Planning and Major Project Delivery Methods after the Success of Murrumba Alliance

Partha Susarla
Strategic Planning Manager
Unity Water

5.30 Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of Conference