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Briefing Experts in Construction Disputes Involving Defects
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Location : One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, Level 8, Room 801, Singapore 018989

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Time: 05:00pm - 07:30pm 

About the Seminar:

Engineering experts are often engaged in construction disputes involving defects and collapses to opine on both the cause of a failure and the technical aspects relating to whether or not the structure was designed and constructed in compliance with the relevant legal requirements.

Sean Brady will explore the material and processes typically utilised by experts in reaching such opinions and discuss why addressing the causation question requires forensic expertise, while the compliance question requires design expertise, both of which are quite distinct

Sean will conclude with practical advice on how to ensure expert witnesses are approaching their brief in a manner that is independent, transparent, and forensically sound.

Legal professionals involved in the construction and insurance sectors will find this seminar of interest.


Seminar Programme:

5.00-5.30pm Registrations & Networking for Delegates

Opening Remarks by Chairperson:

Mr. Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP; Vice-Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)


Briefing Experts in Construction Disputes Involving Defects

Dr. Sean Brady – Managing Director, Brady Heywood Pty Ltd

7.00-7.30pm Q&A Session


About the Speakers:

Dr. Sean Brady – Managing Director, Brady Heywood Pty Ltd

Dr Sean Brady is a forensic structural engineer who specialises in identifying the cause of defects and failures in the construction and engineering sectors.
He has acted as an independent expert in numerous proceedings involving a wide range of constructed facilities, including stadia, bridges, wharves, tall buildings, large basements, petroleum storage vessels and mining structures. He is a director of the Society of Construction Law Australia, and a member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s Panel of Experts.
Sean contributes to the speciality of forensics through roles on two of the world’s premier forensic structural publications – the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (Associate Editor) and the UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers Forensic Engineering Journal (Editorial Board member). He is also a visiting lecturer at a number of universities.


About the Chairperson:-

Mr. Toh Chen Han – Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP; Vice-Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)

Chen Han's area of practice is Dispute Resolution. He focuses in particular on construction, engineering and commercial disputes, and related advisory work. The cases on which Chen Han has acted involve a range of matters including tracing and restitution of monies, conspiracy, expressway design and construction, power plant design, construction and operation, cargo-facility construction, water works, mixed research and commercial developments, and hotel management disputes. Chen Han obtained his degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (Balliol), and is called to the Singapore bar. As Partner in Pinsent Masons' construction disputes and advisory division, and Council member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), Chen Han regularly speaks and teaches on issues that concern the Construction industry both in Singapore and internationally. Chen Han has written for various publications such as the International Construction Law Review. He co-authored the chapter on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Foreign Arbitral Awards in the Law and Practice of Commercial Litigation in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015), and has (with Mohan Pillay) recently co-authored “The SICC Handbook – A Guide to the Rules and Procedures of the Singapore International Commercial Court” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016). He is also a Contributing Editor for the Singapore Construction Adjudication Review.

 Registration Fees:

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 8 March 2017 FEES (includes refreshments & materials, if any)
SCL (Singapore) Members S$35.00
Guests of SCL(S) Members, Members of international SCLs, Members of: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Ltd (CIArb), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Lighthouse Club (Singapore) (Lighthouse), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Singapore Contractors Association Ltd (SCAL), Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Singapore Institute of Building Ltd (SIBL), Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), Society of Project Managers (SPM), Tunneling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCSS), Full Time Students & Faculty of NUS Faculty of Law, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS) S$70.00
Others S$90.00

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Location One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, Level 8, Room 801, Singapore 018989
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