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Jul 11 2013

Dispatches from “Down Under” – news from CONJECT’s Jon Marshall

It’s been a busy nine months since I last blogged about the opening of our Pacific offices last October. In that article I detailed how we had won deals with several new clients in New Zealand.

Fast forward to today and I’m pleased to report that theseChristchurch logo relationships have prospered and our software is being used on an increasing number of projects. For instance, Christchurch City Council has expanded its agreement with us to include the new town hall project, which is the first major re-build activity following the earthquakes of 2010/11. Other projects in the pipeline include the new Art Gallery and potentially the new sports stadium (if it gets the go-ahead!).

Meridian Energy has also rolled out our software across an increasing number of renewable energy projects, including the first NEC3 project to take place in Australia. In addition, we’ve picked up several new customers, most of which are in the utilities sector and are using the ECC and TSC variations of the collaborative NEC contract to build and maintain their infrastructure.

NEC Talking of the NEC3, I’ll be presenting a workshop titled “Using technology to administer the NEC3” at this year’s NEC Australasia Users’ Group Conference on 27th August in Christchurch. I’ll be joined by NEC consultant, Matt Freeman, who has a great deal of experience in helping clients and contractors to effectively implement the NEC3. The all day event  features a packed programme of workshops, presentations and Q&A sessions, designed to help clients and contractors achieve the time and cost benefits that the NEC can deliver.

In the meantime, CONJECT Pacific is exhibiting at theNZ conference 2013 New Zealand Contractors Federation & Civil Contractors Federation Joint Conference, which takes place between 31st July and 3rd August at Queenstown, New Zealand. This conference represents a unique opportunity to network with senior representatives of leading New Zealand & Australian contractor companies, suppliers and other industry stakeholders. It’s a major event for both the New Zealand & Australian civil construction industry and I’m pleased that CONJECT will have a presence during the conference.

 

 

 

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.

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