For the first time, we are inviting clients and business partners to our Business4Breakfast seminar in Vienna, where one of our experts will present and discuss the topic ‘Life-cycle-costing’ over breakfast.

We are launching the Business4Breakfast seminars in Austria following the great success of the series in Germany. We are looking forward to some insightful discussions with our guests.

If you want to know more about the event please email

LNG Seminar
DNVGL Office, Singapore
10 April

We are jointly hosting a series of seminars across the Asia-Pacific region with Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) and DNV GL on the construction of LNG projects. Supported by practical scenarios, experienced practitioners from all three firms will talk on insurance, claims and the legal, commercial and technical aspects of such projects. The first of the events will take place in Singapore.

Our directors, Andy Aston and Peter Atkinson, will provide an insight into both commercial and contractual lessons learnt from their practical and ongoing experience of working on some of the world’s largest LNG projects.

HFW Partners Paul Aston and Matthew Blycha will present on the interpretation of clauses allocating risk within construction contracts and how best to transfer that risk using insurance.

DNVGL Regional Business Development Manager, Simon Brooks will give an overview of the LNG market with specific reference to recent changes in the Australian LNG sector. DNV GL Global LNG Segment Director, Lars Petter Blikom will outline current small scale LNG and Bunkering developments in Asia.

4.30pm: Registration
5.00pm: Seminar
6.30pm: Networking and drinks

If you have any queries regarding this seminar or to register your interest in attending, please contact Catherine Lee on +65 6391 0728 or

Data in Construction - A G4C Constructing Excellence event
G4C Constructing Excellence
16 April from 18:00 to 20:00

The impact of digital technology is changing the nature of data at a remarkable pace. 90 per cent of the world’s data has been created in the past two years (Source: IBM). The vast increase in both the volume and complexity of data presents both opportunities and challenges. But how is the construction industry responding to this in a way that delivers value and improves outcomes?
We can see from other industry sectors that the intelligent use of data and analytics has the potential to create real time responsive models that better inform management decisions and deliver better results. With the advance of Building Information Modelling, ‘Big Data’ and other exciting developments, it is easy to imagine the immense opportunities for construction that more mature utilisation of data could offer.
Please join us for an interesting, forward looking and informative evening of presentations from some of those leading the way in developing understanding, maximisation and innovation of the use of data in construction.

Speaking at the event will be Turner & Townsend Associate Director Chris Gage, who heads cost intelligence.

For more information visit the event page.

NSW MatRICS Meet the Professionals Dinner
Tuesday 15th April
Fratelli Fresh 11 Bridge St, Sydney

In this event series NSW MatRICS showcases senior professionals from across a range of disciplines in property and construction. These members provide their insights on what they do, how they got there, and their visions for the future.

In this dinner two senior leaders in infrastructure talk about how their careers mapped out, how the RICS was a major influencer in their careers and how they see the future of Chartered Surveying. Director Allan Scrace, from our Sydney office, is joined by Chris Lock, Deputy Director General at Transport for NSW.

To book a place visit the booking website here.

23-24 April
Manchester Central

The UK’s most established BIM event returns for its fourth year for an even bigger show at Manchester Central.

Over 40 expert speakers and 30 breakout sessions delivering detailed, business critical BIM content covering the four stages alongside a bigger exhibition with more forward thinking suppliers and inspirational features showcasing real life application. Offering unrivalled networking opportunities, join over 600 BIM users, experts, and suppliers in the largest networking event in the BIM calendar.

We will be speaking on stage 2 on "Money and Megaprojects: 5D know how and processes laid bare (Case Study)", 13:30 - 14:45.

A current ‘megaproject’ BIM will serve as the basis for the class – find out how much it really costs to build!

As part of the session, we will bust some of the myths surrounding the role of the quantity surveyor on a BIM project focusing on realistic workflows and techniques for quantification of complex structures.

This session takes a pragmatic look at what a QS practitioner does with BIM and more importantly, where their knowledge is applied to speed extraction and augment the data within the model.

The final part of the seminar will explore the key differences between quantity and specification data extracted from a model and the requirements of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM).

For more information visit the BIMShowLive website.

Turner & Townsend Pearson Lugard anniversary reception
24 April

We are hosting a company presentation and reception on Thursday 24th April in Stavanger.

The reception offers an opportunity to network with our invited clients and guests from Norway's oil and gas operators; to meet with Vincent Clancy, CEO of Turner & Townsend and our Norway management team and staff.

During the reception, Aileen Jamieson from Turner & Townsend's Performance Forum will be making a short presentation examining cost differences between Norwegian and other North Sea and global projects to help operators estimate the cost and schedule of future projects.

John Price-Stephens will offer some tips and advice on successful contract management and administration of large oil and gas construction contracts.

We will also present an overview of QuanTTum, our latest service for quantity, weight and cost assurance for major oil and gas projects and operators.

If you are interesting in attending, please contact

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
18 - 24 May

A brighter future for facilities management

ideaction.2014 is Australia's premier national facilities management conference and exhibition.

Facilities management is a dynamic industry, constantly evolving to ensure it remains relevant and in tune with the changing needs of building occupiers and owners.

Increasingly, as skills, technology and information converge, the roles of strong educational pathways clearly aligned to industry career pathways are vital to building skills within FM.

It is therefore appropriate that the theme for ideaction.2014 is Facilities Management: A brighter future.

This year Associate Director Rogier Roelvink, from our Melbourne office, will be speaking at the event.

For more information visit the ideaction.2014 website.