CIOB and Hill International Announce Series of New International Masterclass Events for 2012

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) and The Chartered Institute of Building have announced a completely new series of Masterclass events for 2012 encompassing locations around the UK and the globe.

The Masterclass series of intensive seminars has been running since 2000. This year sees UK events in Leeds (14 June) and London (28 June), and international events in Turkey, Singapore, & Dubai through October and November.

The 2012 series includes the first ever Masterclass to be held in Turkey, and a completely new half-day seminar in London, on the NEC3 form of Construction and Engineering contract. NEC3 was notably used on projects such as the Olympic Park, Heathrow T5, and the controversial Cambridge Guided Busway, on which contractual problems were linked to disputes.

Stuart Wilks, course organiser, and Senior Manager at Hill said, “Unlike many other courses and seminars, each Masterclass is unique, and tailored for the needs of the area in which it is held. In London, we’ll be looking at the increasingly important NEC3 contract, but in Turkey the event will examine issues affecting contractors and others in that region, such as force majeure and other contractual risks.

‘The Masterclass provides us with an opportunity to share with attendees the problems we see on a daily basis occurring on projects throughout the world, and delegates will learn from some of the finest lawyers and technical experts in the world.” said Mr Wilks.

Chris Blythe, Chief Executive at the CIOB commented, “The CIOB is once again delighted to be working with Hill International and their colleagues throughout the world in presenting this excellent educational programme. The CIOB is dedicated to raising educational standards throughout construction management, and this long-running series provides a core part of that educational remit.”

Speakers at the Masterclass come from a range of both legal and technical expertise, including solicitors from International firms such as Pinsent Masons, CMS Cameron McKenna, barristers from Keating and Atkin chambers, and technical experts from chambers of commerce, Hill International and Cadogans Consultants.

Further information is available from Stuart Wilks of Hill International on +44(0)20 7618 1200 or


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