Oct 25 2012

Rise of NEC3 works in Australasia supported by CONJECT

CONJECT launched its Pacific regional office on October 1st, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. The business objective is to increase the presence of the Conject Project Control platform in the Australasian market and to build on recent success we have had in the region with our Australian based reseller Zavanti.

We have been off to a good start and have added four customers using Project Control in conjunction with our NEC3 Contract Management module over the last six months. PBA is a small South Island electrical contract company managing a large project at Benmore power station for electricity generator (& NEC Users’ group member) Meridian.

Christchurch City Council has implemented Project Control to manage their road and parks Term Services Contracts (NEC3 TSC) and hope to use the system for both the NEC and NZS3910 contracts as they start major rebuilds resulting from the 2011 earthquakes.

Canterbury District Health Board, who provide health services in the Christchurch region, have just adopted NEC3 ECC contracts for a major refurbishment project at the Christchurch Hospital and are using the Conject PC tool to manage those contracts and the commercial side. We are hoping that this will also extend to the recently announced build of a new hospital in the city. And our latest customer Meridian Energy is about to start implementation of the solution to manage NEC3 contracts on their major wind farm construction the Mill Creek Project.

As you can see a lot of what we are doing is tied to the increasing take up of the NEC3 as a construction standard here in New Zealand. The historical standard in NZ has been the NZS3910 contract and this continues to be a major part of the industry. Increasingly though, organisations are looking at NEC3 and/or a mixture of both contracts to deliver projects. This bodes well for Conject PC because of our ability to cater for any contract form via our contract management functionality.

I was also able last month to attend an NEC3 based breakfast seminar at Constructing Excellence New Zealand – as some of you may know CONJECT has a longstanding relationship with Constructing Excellence in the UK and is sponsoring the Integration and Collaborative working award at this year’s national event.

We hope to build on that in New Zealand and Australia over the coming year.

That’s it for my fist blog entry from down under, hopefully one of many to come – next time I hope to blog about the re-build of Christchurch and how people there are moving ahead two years on from the quake.

About the author

Jon Marshall

Jon Marshall is the Auckland-based regional development manager for Conject Pacific. Jon is responsible for the generation of new business in the region and covers New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong. Jon has over 20 years’ experience in software solution sales covering industries as diverse as healthcare, local and national government, energy and construction. His commitment is to ensuring that software brings real value to organisations through efficiencies, accuracy, good governance and return on investment. Jon lives with his wife, Merran and two children in Whangaparaoa, just north of Auckland, New Zealand.

1 comment

  1. www.nec3courses.co.uk

    It’s nearly impossible to find experienced people about this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

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