Tuesday, 23 November 2021

What Engineers need to know about Contracts.

I have had confirmed that the perennially popular course on what Engineers need to know about contracts (which could have the subtitle - but don't get taught on their Chem Eng courses) is being run online 29/30th November 2021.  Small group but going ahead, so if you fancy having a small and intimate course, here is your chance


Full details are here.


This is two half days on successive days, and assumes no previous knowledge or understanding of contracts or the law.  In fact that is rather the point.  Starts 10am UK time, finishes at 1pm UK time each day


The course is based on the contract law of England and Wales, but discusses other legal systems and so is (hopefully) more generally applicable around the world.


Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Public Procurement in the UK - online 2021

 With a colleague we are looking at running a public procurement awareness course in March 2022, just ahead of the implementation of new public procurement rules (or so we are told).

Our current plans would be to look at doing one day as an Introduction, and a second day focusing on the new regulations.

A possible third day would be a course I have longed to do for years, which is to look at negotiation from both the sales and procurement points of view- at the same time.

If you are interested, it would be great if you would let me know  - no commitment.  What we want to know is whether it is of interest, and what topics people want covering.


Hope to see you then.

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

IChemE - What Engineers need to know about Contracts 29/30th November 2021

 The perennially popular course on what Engineers need to know about contracts (which could have the subtitle - but don't get taught on their Chem Eng courses) is being run online 29/30th November 2021.


Full details are here.


This is two half days on successive days, and assumes no previous knowledge or understanding of contracts or the law.  In fact that is rather the point.


The course is based on the contract law of England and Wales, but discusses other legal systems and so is (hopefully) more generally applicable around the world.


Hope to see you there.

Monday, 18 October 2021

Engineering Procurement - 9 & 12 November 2021

 We are restarting running the course on Engineering Procurement with IChemE. Details are here.


This is 2 half days with a few days in between to allow delegates to think and apply what we are discussing, and then bring it to the second session for more detailed discussion.

This is online, and based on the face to face one day course that we hope to one day return to running.

The topic is fairly self explanatory, but just in case we are looking at principles of procurement but related to the highly technically specified world of engineering (in general, but Chemical Engineering in particular).

Hope to see you there.

Friday, 6 August 2021

Rising above

 I am currently marking some assignments from Italy.  

Given the results of Euro 2020 and the Olympics 4x100m men's final I have revenge in my hands.... but I shall rise above.

Instead I shall have pizza for tea.  And might just put pineapple on it as my petty revenge.

They are pretty good actually (at football, running and writing assignments, and of course food).

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Last call for IChemE - What Engineers Need to Know about Contracts 9/10 August 2021

This regularly popular course is being run again by IChemE on 9th/10th August 2021 as 2 half day sessions.  The course is live to allow for discussion and interaction.  And of course, delivered by me.

We have fewer than a dozen attendees at the moment so there will be a good chance to interact rather than be lectured at.

We are sticking with online courses for the time being.  No doubt we shall go back to face to face training when it is safe and appropriate to do so.


Full details are here.


We are in discussions about some other courses - face to face when allowed or online, and as downloadable webinars.  Full details if and when go ahead.  But it looks likely that they will be on the schedule for first run this year (2021)

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

IChemE - What Engineers need to know about Contracts - 9/10 August 2021

 This regularly popular course is being run again by IChemE on 9th/10th August 2021 as 2 half day sessions.  The course is live to allow for discussion and interaction.  And of course, delivered by me.

We are sticking with online courses for the time being.  No doubt we shall go back to face to face training when it is safe and appropriate to do so.


Full details are here.


We are in discussions about some other courses - face to face when allowed or online, and as downloadable webinars.  Full details if and when go ahead.