ASG Conference Website image v2ASG Conference 2018: Collaborating for Value and FAC Masterclass Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October 2018

Venue: Devonport House, King William Walk, London. SE10 9JW

Set in the imposing Devonport House in Greenwich, we will feature the new FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract and the TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract both already delivering impressive results. FAC-1 is the only standard form framework alliance contract available in the market and its flexibility means it can be used with any contract form across all sectors.
This Conference builds on recommendations in the Government Construction Sector Deal, the Hackitt Report, Procuring for Value and the P13 Blueprint, and ill illustrate how using the right contracts can make collaboration work better
Keynote speakers Samantha Ulyatt and Kevin Murray from Crown Commercial Service will explain how they are using to deliver a new generation of consultant and contractor framework alliances
Workshops will analyse the improved value, efficiencies and challenges arising under and on collaborative programmes such as the Kier/Surrey highways alliance, and through the off-site manufacturing strategies developed by LHC, the Football Foundation and the Construction Leadership Council. We will compare multi-party working under PPC2000 and under the new NEC4 Alliance Contract, and we will be entertained and inspired by marathon runner Tom Boother.

Two Free Places for each Local and Central Government organisation and £95 per delegate. Register via:


FAC-1 Masterclass 

King’s College London

Saturday 6th October 2018

10 am to 3.30 pm

Led by Professor David Mosey, Centre of Construction Law, King’s College London

  1. Efficiency, improved value and collaborative working under the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract and the TAC-1 Term Alliance Contract (David Mosey):
  • Objectives, success measures and targets
  • Costs and incentives
  • Supply chain collaboration and other alliance activities
  • The alliance manager and core group
  1. How to use FAC-1 and TAC-1 in compliance with public procurement regulations (Rebecca Rees, Trowers & Hamlins):
  • Selection by direct award and mini-competition
  • Completing the price framework
  • Call-off under JCT, NEC, PPC and FIDIC
  • Orders and mobilisation
  1. Procuring through FAC-1 for education and housing (John Skivington, LHC) – case study
  2. Using FAC-1 to integrate contributions to BIM (Sara Valaguzza and Eduardo Parisi)- case study
  3. Using FAC-1 to integrate major infrastructure projects (Adrianna Spassova) – case study
  4. Techniques that bring FAC-1 and TAC-1 to life (David Mosey):
  • Building long-term relationships
  • Integrating capital and operational works
  • Learning from project to project
  • Managing risks and avoiding disputes
  1. Questions and answers

Course fee £250 including copies of FAC-1 and TAC-1

Bookings via mailto://

This conference will be important to construction and repairs/maintenance clients, contractors, architects, engineers, project managers,
partnering advisers, partnering consultants, including RSLs and other affordable housing providers – especially if using or considering
PPC2000, SPC2000 or TPC2005.
Places are limited and early booking is recommended. All PPC/TPC User Group members are invited and will be given priority when



ACA AGM: Thursday 23 January, Jerwood Space, Union Street, London. SE1. 18.00-18.30

Soapbox Event: Thursday 23 January, Jerwood Space, Union Street, London SE1  18.00 – 20.00

Design Quality should be enforced through the planning system

Motion: Design Quality should be enforced through the planning system

FOR: Tchaik Chassay, Architect
AGAINST: Claire Bennie, Former development director of Peabody
MODERATOR: Alfred Munkenbeck, Munkenbeck & Partners
Geoff Wilkinson, Approved Inspector
Richard Harrison, Architect – CIC Working Group Lead, Design & Specification, Grenfell Review
Brian Waters, President, ACA
Darya Bahram, Secretary General, ACA

In the draft London Plan December 2017:
“There is welcome acknowledgement of the problems of protecting design quality once permissions have been given, and indications of how this could be addressed.” (Planning in London editorial, January 2018)
draft London Plan page 103 policy:

Maintaining design quality
H The design quality of development should be retained through to completion by:
• 1) having a sufficient level of design information, including key construction details provided as part of the application to ensure the quality of design can be maintained if the permitted scheme is subject to subsequent minor amendments
• 2) ensuring the wording of the planning permission, and associated conditions and legal agreement, provide clarity regarding the quality of design
• 3) avoiding deferring the assessment of the design quality of large elements of a development to the consideration of a planning condition or referred matter
• 4) local planning authorities using architect retention clauses in legal agreements where appropriate.
Claire Bennie, founding director of housing development consultancy Municipal and former development director of Peabody.
Tchaik Chassay studied at the Architectural Association in London qualifying in 1968. He worked with Edward Cullinan Architects between 1969-81 becoming a senior partner. In 1982 he founded Tchaik Chassay Architects which later became Chassay and Last. In 2011 he founded the current practice Chassay Studio in London’s Notting Hill Gate.
23 January 2018 18.30 – 20.00

Jerwood Space, Union Street
London, SE1 0LN
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Free to attend, cash bar