Lewis Woolcott is delighted to announce the launch of Logic+, a faster, more accurate and reliable method of calculating critical paths for major construction and infrastructure projects. Lewis Woolcott’s John Lewis welcomed the launch, “The LW team have worked tirelessly to develop Logic+ and I’m delighted with the final product,” “Having spent my career analysing delays and supporting the resolution of commercial issues, the tools used by delay analysts have changed very little during this time. We at LW have used every conventional planning and delay software on the market, and to be honest, we’ve found them wanting,” “Logic+ goes
Lewis Woolcott is delighted to welcome John Hadden to the team as newly appointed, Director – Digital Technology. John joins us with close to 20 years’ experience working in the field of Data and Analytics with a specialisation in Machine Learning (ML), which spans back to 2004 where he undertook a PhD to predict Customer Churn using ML technologies. Lewis Woolcott’s John Lewis welcomed John to the team, “We are delighted to have John join us as we build on our service offering and capabilities. Technology, data and analytics will play a pivotal role in meeting many common challenges associated
Our weekly blogs aim to provide advice from the lessons that we’ve learnt in our collective commercial dealings. But we can’t take credit for all the guidance we impart. Thinking back over my own commercial development, two people (once bosses now friends) were instrumental in my growth as a commercial professional. So, I thought I would pass on what they taught me so that Lewis Woolcott followers might also benefit. During my time at ConocoPhillips, I worked with Jay Jean. Jay was a Senior Contracts / Procurement leader who had decided to do APLNG as his swan song before retiring.
For those of you that haven’t heard the expression ‘drawn on to the sword’ it refers to a scenario where a Contractor doesn’t remedy its poor performance, but rather sits back and waits for the desperate employer to rush in with ‘help’ in the form of directions and resources. The Contractor then relies on those ‘directions’ to secure variations (to get them off the hook or at least muddy the water) or receive free help in the form of additional resources, which they wouldn’t have otherwise been entitled to under the Contract. So, here’s the question, as an employer should
Hiding the risk: Misleading contract terms don’t help. If you’re being bounced around the contract to get to the true allocation of risk, it’s probably time to revise the drafting. Risk offloading: Passing all risks off to the supply chain may seem like a good idea, but the reality is those risks don’t go away. Chances are you’ve either paid a premium for those risks or laid the groundwork for a prolonged period of dispute. Failing to give notices – Give the employer the choice, don’t wait for the decision to be de facto. Employers, deafening silence will not resolve
While enjoying a steak and a few wines at the Boatshed, LW’s regular haunt, I told a friend of mine about the software we had been developing and the consultancy work that we did, when he posed the question – so, what are you? He was trying to put us in a box. Were we a software developer or a commercial consultancy? It was a good question, and I couldn’t give him a simple answer. It’s something I’ve wrestled with over the last month or two and as one of those people who likes a definitive answer, the uncertainty makes