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CEMAR now listed on Government Digital Marketplace – G-Cloud 7...

CEMAR is delighted to announce that it is among the cloud computing suppliers listed in the Digital Marketplace, the Government’s latest iteration of the G-Cloud initiative.

More than half of the suppliers are SME’s and this platform allows public sector organisations to implement services from these smaller businesses in an efficient, economical and transparent way.

What is the G-Cloud?

The G-Cloud is a UK Government initiative designed to ease procurement for public-sector bodies where cloud computing services are required.  This digital marketplace is a publicly accessible, searchable database of vendors providing a catalogue of services.  The simplicity of G-Cloud procurement potentially avoids lengthy procurement processes and allows for rapid implementation.


HS2 using CEMAR for contract and change management...

CEMAR's contract management and change management software has been procured by High Speed Two (HS2) Limited.  HS2 is the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network currently being built in two phases.  Phase 1 is the planned route between London and Birmingham with Phase 2 to extend to North West England and Yorkshire.

CEMAR will provide NEC3 contract management software alongside our bespoke Client Change Toolset (CCT) to support HS2 in managing their programme level change and promoting best practice in project governance.

We are honoured to be working in partnership with HS2 on this prestigious project and will bring our previous experience of major infrastructure programmes in supporting the project team.  We’re also looking to enhance the integration of our cloud based tools with other market leading software and reinforce the collective solutions approach. This emerging approach has been adopted by HS2 and is becoming common place across the UK construction industry.


Sellafield Multi Discipline Site Works (MDSW) Framework...

The MDSW team have selected CEMAR as their NEC3 Contract Management Tool.

The framework delivers across the Sellafield site a broad range of maintenance Jobs and Tasks, Asset Care and Decommissioning Projects. The MDSW team consists of Amec FosterWheeler, Hertel (UK) Ltd and Shepley Engineers Ltd who are the preferred partners delivering work packages on a Framework worth up to £280 million over 4 years.

We are delighted to be a part of one of Sellafield Key Frameworks.


Cooperation, Collaboration and how NEC provides a framework for both...

Nick Woodrow | CEMAR

During a lively debate at the NEC Users’ Group annual seminar in April this year, someone asked why we were talking about collaboration when NEC3 contracts only ask for, ‘a spirit of mutual trust and co-operation’.

Read the full article as published in the September 2015 issue of the NEC Users' Group Newsletter: https://www.neccontract.com/getmedia/165e7439-d452-4bfb-87be-cde97451452e/NEC-newsletter-74_WEB.pdf.aspx


Sep

Ben Walker (CEMAR Director, NEC Tutor, ICE Examiner) discusses benefits of using NEC3...


Aug

CEMAR team relocate to new premises...

We have relocated to Barnwood, Gloucester, in a popular business park with great transport links.

With four times the space and a purpose built interior, our new HQ is a big step forward.

Our infrastructure director Daniel Walker commented "The new working environment is perfect for CEMAR's agile in-house development team and our multi-platform test laboratory.  We've also created innovative spaces for research and development activities"

The new premises also comprise a state-of-the-art training facility, conferencing and breakout areas, convenient for many of our clients.

CMToolkit Ltd. Welland House, Meteor Court, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3GG.


JUL

Gloscol best IT Apprentice...

Alex Jeal joined the CEMAR team in March 2014 studying the Advanced Apprenticeship for IT and Telecoms Professionals level 3 at Gloucestershire College.

We are pleased to announce that Alex has been awarded the Department of Computing’s “Best Apprentice” in recognition of his hard work this academic year.

This was awarded to him by Joy Kettyle, the Vice Principal of Curriculum and Quality at the college.


NEC to a Tee…

CEMAR are proud to be sponsoring the upcoming first NEC Golf Day held at the Dulwich and Sydenham Golf Club only five miles from the centre of London. The event will boast exclusive use of the members-only club.

Starting with breakfast before a ‘shotgun start’ tee off at 11.30 the 18 teams of 4 players can then enjoy BBQ dinner with prizes awarded to; best team, best individual, longest drive and closest to the pin x2, with a ‘hole-in-one’ offer giving the opportunity to win £10,000.

For more information on this event please visit https://www.neccontract.com/Products/Events/NEC-Golf-Day


Jun

Partnerships student of the year...

Alex was enrolled on the IT Telecoms & Professional Apprenticeship level 2 at New College Swindon. He created an IOS App for the object orientated programming module. This work led to him winning New College Swindon student of the month for December of 2014. We are now pleased to announce that Alex has gone on to win the “Partnerships Student of the Year” from a pool of 8000 students. This was awarded to Alex by the principal Graham Taylor on June 25th.

The app organises photos, videos, and music from the user’s Dropbox and allows them to be shared on social media. The app called ‘Dudley Fetch’, was accepted into the app store.

“To have an app accepted by iTunes is exceptional as the criteria is very hard” - Anita Baldock, Partnerships Manager.

“We have been incredibly impressed with Alex’s hard work and dedication. To create an app and have in accepted went well beyond what was asked of him” - Dan Heaford, Skills Ladder, Programming Training Provider.

We hope to be able to use the skills Alex has developed to increase the mobile functionality of CEMAR going forward.


Fold Housing Association choose CEMAR...

Fold Housing Association who provide housing, care and support to homes throughout Northern Ireland have chosen CEMAR to manage their NEC3 Contract administration on a new development project in Rathgill Parade, Bangor.

The Kelly Brothers based in Northern Ireland have been selected to carry out the construction on this NEC3 ECSC (Engineering Construction Short Contract) which is set for Completion in late 2016.


CEMAR sponsors NEC® Users' Group Annual Seminar 2015...

One Great George Street was once again the venue for the 2015 seminar, the highlight of the NEC calendar, bringing together the international NEC community in the heart of Westminster, London.

CEMAR are proud to have sponsored the event again this year which provides an opportunity for NEC users to share best practice, get the latest insights from industry studies and networking with fellow users and solution providers.

Topics at the event included:

  • A talk by the Head of Construction at the Cabinet Office on Government plans for construction in 2015
  • Understanding the relationship between BIM and NEC from a member of the BIM Task Group Core Team
  • Learning how the Crown Commercial Service, HMEP and Network Rail are using NEC to deliver efficiencies across the public sector

The inaugural NEC Users Group awards culminated in wins for several projects using CEMAR including Network Rail’s southern region programme.  CEMAR’s Ben Walker was also thanked for his work in assisting the drafting of HMEP’s standard NEC3 contract.


Department for Education select CEMAR for Facilities Management Contract...

CEMAR has been selected to support the NEC3 contract administration for this cross-departmental contract involving the Department for Education, Department for Communities and Local Government and Ofqual.


FEB

CEMAR up and running on the Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme...

The £31.4m major project is set to tackle the issues of flooding in Selkirk and will remove almost 600 properties from the flood risk register.

The Scottish Boarders Council have chosen to manage the contract administration of this NEC3 project through CEMAR in collaboration with the Main Contractor RJ McLeod.

We are delighted to be a part of one of Scotland’s key infrastructure projects.

For further information on the scheme please follow: www.selkirkfloodscheme.com


CEMAR selected to support works on London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel...

In September, the government gave the green light for construction of London's 'super sewer', which will tackle the sewage pollution in to the tidal River Thames.

The 25km Thames Tideway Tunnel will run underground from Acton storm tanks in West London, and travel roughly the line underneath the river to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in East London, where it will connect to the Lee Tunnel.

Last year, 55m tonnes of sewage polluted the tidal River Thames, far higher than the average 39m tonnes that discharges in a typical year.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel will take seven years to build, and main construction will start in 2016 as planned. For the Thames Water enabling works, CEMAR has been selected as a contract management tool for its NEC3 contracts.


Jan

CEAMR sponsors Cadbury Heath Reserves F.C...

Top L-R: Michael Wright, Kye Cox, David Doe, Barnaby Britton, Luke Bodman, Tom Smart, Jordan Leonard, Frankie Pailing, Carl Slocombe, Liam Haynes Bottom L-R: Dan Tucker, Simon Westlake, Kieran Maloney, Paul Frost (Asst. Coach), George Woodward (Vice Capt.), Lee Williams (Manager), Lawarence Cassell (Capt.), Kris England (Asst. Mgr/Coach), Jay Perry, Brad Boyd, Tom Mayne Not Pictured: Alex McGrill, Harry Woodward, Jack Woodward, Pete Randall, Callum Whooley.

Top L-R: Michael Wright, Kye Cox, David Doe, Barnaby Britton, Luke Bodman, Tom Smart, Jordan Leonard, Frankie Pailing, Carl Slocombe, Liam Haynes

Bottom L-R: Dan Tucker, Simon Westlake, Kieran Maloney, Paul Frost (Asst. Coach), George Woodward (Vice Capt.), Lee Williams (Manager), Lawarence Cassell (Capt.), Kris England (Asst. Mgr/Coach), Jay Perry, Brad Boyd, Tom Mayne

Not Pictured: Alex McGrill, Harry Woodward, Jack Woodward, Pete Randall, Callum Whooley.

CEMAR support local Bristol based football club Cadbury Heath F.C.  

The Reserves have been recently promoted to the Premier Division 2 in the Bristol Suburban League.

After six weeks of cancelled games due to weather, the reserves claimed their first clean sheet of 3-0, against Stoke Rangers whilst in their new sponsored kit.

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FIDIC capability - CEMAR...

We are pleased to announce the launch of CEMAR’s new capability for administering FIDIC contracts.  Director Ben Walker explains…

“We have been quietly working on FIDIC capability within CEMARfor almost a year.  It will open up CEMAR’s adoption to a wider audience here in the UK and overseas.  Often employers want to administer projects under a combination of NEC3 and FIDIC contracts.  This is now possible under the same CEMAR solution.”

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“We’re really pleased with the result and have built plenty of options and variables into the application to afford flexibility in its configuration.”

The FIDIC capability of CEMAR has been built under the same fully tailored workflow approach employed for NEC3.  This ensures high levels of compliance, audit and consistency whilst providing the means for integration with CEMAR’s extensive governance and global reporting capabilities – as standard.

Lead CEMAR developer Rodger Oates explains how some of the key reporting has been made possible…

“As well as ‘claims’, ‘variations’ and ‘value engineering proposals’ each having their own fully tailored workflows, we’ve coined an extra register named ‘change control’.  This has no contractual relevance but crucially facilitates the aggregation of FIDIC change with ‘compensation events’ from NEC3.  This is one example of how cross contract form reporting is made possible.”

CEMAR is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by FIDIC.  Further information about FIDIC contracts can be found by clicking www.fidic.org.

For further information please contact us or request a demonstration.


Dec

CEMAR gain membership to the Construction CPD Certification Service...

CEMAR has always strived to match the quality of its training to the market leading performance of its contract management software.  In recognising that the construction industry demands continuous improvement and evidence that professionals are progressing their own personal development we are proud to announce our membership of the Construction CPD Certification Service (CPD).

CPD works alongside the construction sector to ensure training courses, seminars and learning activities are compatible and applicable with global Continuing Professional Development principles.  They provide an independent accreditation service for all training materials and content which results in certified courses and learning modules whether online or delivered in the classroom.

In 2015 CEMAR will be delivering CPD accredited introductory demonstrations, workshop training, online video tutorials and webinars which will carry certified accreditation and contribute to delegates continuing professional development.

For an example of our comprehensive video tutorials please follow this link - http://www.cemar.co.uk/tutorials/

View our certificate of membership.


Nov

Glasgow Caledonian University “Early Warnings & Compensation Events” guest lecture, delivered by CEMAR Director - Ben Walker on behalf of NEC Contracts...

The two hour lecture was designed to complement the students’ current progress through the contract management syllabus.  The audience comprised a mix of full and part time undergraduates and some MSc students also.  Ben has worked for NEC Contracts since 2008 and has to date delivered over 120 training courses and workshops across the industry to a broad range of clients, contractors and consultants.  For further information visit http://www.neccontract.com.

Ben also works as an examiner for ICE’s Law & Contract Management Examinations – see http://www.ice.org.uk/topics/lawandcontracts/Legal-examinations/ICE-Law-and-Contract-Management-Course-(NEC3) for further details.


Oct

Nick Woodrow joins the CEMAR team...

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Nick Woodrow who becomes the 16th full time member of our growing team.  Nick will be supporting Ben Walker and Thomas Mayne in engaging an expanding client base on the significant benefits of using our NEC3 contract management software, CEMAR, whilst strengthening our support service for major UK infrastructure programmes such as Heathrow’s capital investment plan and Thames Tideway Tunnels.  

A civil engineer and former Associate Director with Turner & Townsend, Nick will bring significant relevant experience from working with  major contractors and high profile clients.  Having personally used CEMAR for two years at Heathrow he will also assist in our quest to continually improve, keeping the user experience focussed on project managers, contract managers and all those practitioners of the NEC3 family of contracts.

Nick’s career started at Morgan SIndall working on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1) before finding his way to Australia where he worked as a project engineer and project manager across a wide range of infrastructure projects in rail, airports and road bridges.  He found his way back to the UK in 2011 and more recently acted as client project manager at Heathrow and infrastructure project manager on the North West Cambridge Project.

Here’s a sample of some of his best work!

Shot with two 7 megapixel cameras from Feb 2007 to July 2008. The pole had to be moved during construction and you will see the change in the latter part of the sequence. Issued as a NSW Government Minister's release it was played on major TV networks.

Nick is extremely knowledgeable in the administration of NEC3 contracts and having had many years practical experience with both clients and contractors we’re planning on sharing that with you through a series of blogs highlighting good and bad practice and where CEMAR can support and guide your teams in delivering better results.  Watch this space for the first of “Nick’s Snippets”!


Sellafield choose CEMAR for contract administration on the BEPPS/DIF Project...

Sellafield Ltd, the company responsible for delivering nuclear management and decommissioning activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have chosen the CEMAR System to manage their NEC3 Contract Administration.

We are extremely proud to be providing the software platform for administrating this NEC3 Contract, the Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store (BEPPS) and Direct Import Facility (DIF).


Advent Project Management Ltd. choose CEMAR for the new Halen Môn/Anglesey Sea Salt Facility...

The works comprise of a state of the art new production plant and visitor centre for the iconic Welsh food producer Halen Môn/Anglesey Sea Salt.  

Work has started, the facility is set to be ready for production to start in January 2015 and aims to attract 20,000 visitors a year.  The entire project being overseen by local company Advent Project Management and main Contractor Anwyl Construction.

CEMAR has been chosen to manage the NEC3 Contract administration.


Jul

Vanderlande Industries (UK)… year 3 with CEMAR...

Following the success with CEMAR over the last two years, Vanderlande have selected CEMAR for its choice of NEC3 contract administration tool for the third year. CEMAR will be continuing with managing administration on the portfolio of Engineering Construction Sub Contracts under the Heathrow Airports Limited Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage works.


CEMAR chosen to manage contract administration on the A452 Chester Road Highway Improvements Scheme...

The works involve the design and construction of highway upgrades to a 2 km length of the A452 Chester Road.

With completion set for summer 2015, Dawnus Construction have chosen to use CEMAR to manage their NEC3® Contract administration with Birmingham City Council.


May

The Institution of Civil Engineers, 'How Contracts Work' talk, delivered by Ben Walker of CEMAR...

This talk covered what contracts are for and their relationship with ‘project management’, what is expected of the ‘Engineer’ in relation to contracts and how this has evolved to the present day.  The talk went on to discuss the contract’s emphasis and style, the NEC3® key features and optional structure along with the flexibility and strategies that the contracts provide. The appropriate allocation of risk, mechanisms for change and collaboration were also covered in this talk.

The talk was held on Friday 16th May 2014 at The Mercure Hotel, Bristol.

For more information click here


The Railway Procurement Agency select CEMAR to provide their NEC3® contract administration platform for the Luas Cross City, Utilities Diversion Works...

The Luas Cross City project, a 5.6km extension of the light rail network from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge is now underway and is one of the largest capital investment projects to be undertaken by the Irish Government over the next few years.

The second stage of construction has started, which involves diverting and removing the multitude of existing utilities from under the proposed Luas tracks.

The Railway Procurement Agency is delivering the project and CEMAR are extremely proud to be providing the software platform for administrating this NEC3® ECC Contract.


Network Rail choose CEMAR to manage infrastructure works...

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Network Rail has chosen CEMAR to manage their NEC3® contract administration across the Southern regions infrastructure projects, covering the building, civils and enhancements portfolio elements of the regions £2.5bn workload in CP5.

The framework involves projects across a number of multidisciplinary works, covering civil engineering, buildings and enhancements projects across 4 routes (Anglia, Kent, Sussex and Wessex). 

Choosing CEMAR emphases the commitment by Network Rail to work collaboratively across their supply chain.


Apr

Amy Kear all set for Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards...

Following positive feedback from the Business Breakfast in January, Amy has entered the Apprentice of the Year category (financial and business services) in the Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen’s Apprenticeship Awards. 

Since joining us in September Amy has quickly developed a good understanding of the business administration and CEMAR. 

Endorsing Amy’s application our Business Manager Rachel Hossle said “Amy’s business sense is natural, however, she has grown over the past months at an outstanding rate becoming a confident, polite and professional member of the team that is sure to succeed in whatever she puts her mind to.”

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Apprenticeship Awards evening on 12th June.

Good luck Amy!


London Stansted Airport choose CEMAR to manage contract administration on the Terminal Transformation Project...

March saw the opening of Phase One of the £80million Terminal Transformation Project at London Stansted Airport. This project includes a new security area with 20% more lanes and a new high-tech zone with a 5,500 passenger per hour capacity.

Phase one incorporates the terminal transformation improving the passenger experience with the next phase underway to create a new centre piece departure lounge.

CEMAR has been selected to manage contract administration on Phase 2 of this NEC3® ECC project.


Mar

Coventry City Council start works on the Friargate Junction 6 Bridge Deck...

CEMAR has been appointed to manage their contract administration on this NEC3® ECC project, demolition work has already started with completion set for June 2015.

The bridge deck is a key part of the Friargate development and will better connect the Friargate development to the city centre by removing the raised roundabout at Junction 6 and building a 100 metre wide connection across the ring road, creating a public boulevard linking the railway station through Greyfriars Green and connecting directly to Bull Yard in the city centre.


Low Level Waste Repository are currently piloting CEMAR with a view to selecting it to manage their NEC3® contract administration...

LLWR manage and operate the national Low Level Waste Repository on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The repository, located in West Cumbria, is the UK’s primary facility for the disposal of low level radioactive waste. 

The CEMAR System if selected will be used to manage their NEC3® contract administration across key Term Service Contracts.


Canal & River Trust choose CEMAR to manage contract administration across Britain’s Waterways...

Canal & River Trust manage over 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales and are responsible for an enormous network of bridges, embankments, towpaths, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs.

CEMAR has been introduced to assist with the administration of their NEC3® portfolio of Contracts.


CEMAR mobilised on the Gloucestershire County Council C&G & Walls Roundabouts Improvement Scheme...

Gloucestershire County Council continue to use CEMAR over their C&G and Walls Roundabouts Improvement Scheme. 

The £3.13 million improvement scheme will help the two key junctions reduce the steadily growing congestion that can occur at peak times. The scheme will increase the amount of traffic that can flow through the two junctions reducing the congestion build up. Work has already started with an expected completion of late 2014.


Feb

Come and see us at the upcoming NEC® Users' Group Annual Seminar which CEMAR are proud to be sponsoring again this April...

Dynamic infrastructure and project delivery
28 April | London


For this year’s event, the NEC® Users’ Group is proud to be bringing you an engaging mix of interactive workshops, panel discussion and presentations from speakers including a keynote from Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Richard Mould, the Head of Procurement for HS2 and Stephen Williamson from Manchester City Council. Topics will include:

  • How NEC® is being used to invest in UK infrastructure
  • How NEC3® has been successfully applied in large-scale £multi-billion public projects such as HS2
  • Using NEC3® for complex and challenging projects
  • NEC3® and its growing international partnerships
  • Managing risk throughout the supply chain
  • Where and how NEC3® can help you

*10% discount will be awarded to all delegates registered through CEMAR

Visit events.neccontract.com/NEC-Users-Group-Annual-Seminar-2014 for full details and booking information.


Perth and Kinross start works on the A827 Kenmore Club Retaining Wall...

The Stage 2 Emergency works have started on the A827/11 RW 55 Kenmore Club Retaining Wall.

Due to the recent increase in the frequency of severe rainfall occurrences combined with a general rising water table in the area, the existing wall was observed to have partially collapsed in late December last year.

Perth and Kinross are using CEMAR on Stage 2 of this NEC3® Project and will continue to use it on Stage 3.


Jan

The University of Liverpool refurbishment work to the Old Royal Infirmary...

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The University has chosen to use CEMAR on another NEC3® project; work has started on the Waterhouse Building Block F, the project looks to return Block F to its’ former glory celebrating and conserving original features.


Jan

CEMAR hosted on G-Cloud Pan-Government IL-2 security accredited infrastructure...

CMToolkit are proud to announce that CEMAR is provided as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution on a secure cloud environment, recently awarded the IL2 Pan-Government security accreditation. This carbon neutral UK hosted infrastructure also comes under the ISO; 9001, 14001 and 27001 certification.


Jan

Gloucestershire College Business Hub – 14th January 2014...

Business Manager Rachel Hossle and Administration Apprentice Amy Kear were invited to share their experiences of the apprenticeship scheme with over 60 local businesses at Gloucestershire Colleges Business Breakfast. 

Amy began her apprenticeship in September 2013 and was keen to share her experiences and encourage others to sign up to apprenticeships. She feels the ability to both work and gain an academic qualification gives her the best of both worlds. Despite it being her first time speaking publicly Amy connected with the audience and answered questions from employers considering apprenticeships. Speaking after the event Amy said “I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this meeting and I feel privileged that I was asked to be a speaker.”

CMToolkit provide successful apprenticeships in both business administration and ICT.


Jan

CEMAR set for exciting 2014...

Building on last years’ success, CEMAR look forward to a fantastic 2014 with continued growth, an expanding in-house team and a growing range of cloud based tools.

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New CEMAR Video Tutorials now available…

All users can now access a suite of narrated video tutorials. The videos are integrated within CEMAR at no additional cost.

Benefits are already being realised by clients as many users are choosing to learn the already easy-to-use system at their own convenience, without the hassle and expense of a day away from their desk.

CMToolkit Director of Operations Ben Walker said...

“We will continue to provide face to face training wherever people want it, but the videos will complement the existing help files, practice environments and first class support provided as standard by our UK based team.”


Nov

CEMAR exhibiting at the ICE Procurement 2013 event London...

Come and visit us on our stand at the @ICE_engineers procurement convention in London! @ICE_London #CEMAR

Institution of Civil Engineers
1 Great George Street
London
United Kingdom
SW1P 3AA

Wednesday 28th November 2013
08:00 - 17:00

For further information and details on the event please visit http://www.ice-conferences.com/ice-procurement-2013


Nov

Nuclear Decommissioning supply chain event 2013...

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), in conjunction with the Site Licence Companies (SLCs), is hosting its third event for suppliers in the nuclear decommissioning supply chain.

Visit our stand to learn more about CEMAR, making NEC3® contract administration easier.

The venue will be EventCity, Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TB, on Wednesday, 13 November, 10am-4.30pm.

Click here to find out more.


Nov

Magnox report on Governance Management System after successful design/development with CEMAR...

"From the initial design of this innovation and subsequent implementation of phases 1 and 2 of the GMS (Governance Management System) continued improvement in the quality and increased availability of submissions/lessons learned & applied, and visibility of the consistent application of sanction and assurance processes is being demonstrated across all categories of Projects and Programmes throughout Magnox. Some of the key benefits being demonstrated from this initiative are as follows;

  • Full integration of lessons learned and applied into project work flows
  • Reduction in paper based submissions, accessible for review, attestation and comment anywhere via web access
  • Fully scalable system driven through Integrated Business & Programme Assurance (IA)
  • Full transparency and access of Project Life-cycle information across Magnox and the NDA


I look forward to further exploring and developing future phases in order to continue to enhance our Project Governance capabilities, ensuring we continue to promote and apply best practice throughout our industry"
Michael Shapiro
Head of Validation & Sanctioning
Magnox Limited


Sep

CEMAR exhibiting at Sellafield’s Science, Technology and Innovation Exhibition... 

This exhibition is regarded as one of the nuclear industry’s premier events for the promotion of science, technology and innovative ideas and products.

Nu-Tech, promoting technology transfer & innovation across the UK nuclear, defence, aerospace and science & technology sectors through exhibitions & events since 1993. The UK's leading organiser of industrial exhibitions and events to the nuclear sector.

Sellafield B111 Sellafield Skills Centre, Sellafield, Cumbria.
Thursday 5th September 2013: 09.00 - 14.30.


Aug

Manchester Airports Group choose CEMAR…

CEMAR will be managing contract administration on a portfolio of NEC3® Engineering Construction Contracts for Manchester Airport Group valued at circa £100 million per annum.

“We are extremely happy with the training provided by Ben Walker, his vast experience in NEC3® and expertise in CEMAR. CMToolkit's quick and efficient implementation of the CEMAR environment has made for a smooth transition for Manchester Airport Group.”
Scott Hawley, Supply Chain
Manchester Airport Group


Aug

Warwickshire County Council choose CEMAR to manage contract administration of the A452 Europa Way Roundabout works...

Works to improve the flow of traffic at the Greys Mallory and Gallows Hill Roundabouts on A452, near to M40 Jnc 14 Leamington Spa, will commence August 2013. Included will be the widening to the approach and exits to the roundabouts, new signage, safety fencing and street lighting. The work will be carried out by Balfour Beatty.


Jul

Vinci Construction select CEMAR for managing administration of ECS contracts under the Magnox Nuclear Decommissioning works...

CEMAR selected for managing administration of a portfolio of Engineering Construction Sub Contracts under the Magnox Nuclear Decommissioning works at Bradwell site.


Jul

Chester Zoo choose CEMAR to manage NEC3® contract administration on one of the largest zoo developments in Europe...

Chester Zoo are transforming part of its estate into the exotic islands of the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Sumatra, Sumba and Sulawesi. The islands will be linked by a series of bridges and a journey on water, the development will be home to animals and plants from south east Asian islands including new species such as Banteng and the Sunda Gavial crocodile.

CEMAR will be managing project administration on the NEC3® ECC contract with Turner & Townsend project managing and Laing O'Rourke as the contracting party.

"We have been very happy with the training received to date and we look forward to using the platform to enable efficient delivery of the project."
Kim Halliday, Project Management Co-ordinator & Green Travel Co-ordinator, Chester Zoo


Jul

CEMAR chosen to manage contract administration on the A93/B951 Lair Junction Improvement...

This road improvement scheme involves the replacement of the existing A93 Lair Bridge and the realignment of both the A93 and B951 to improve the road geometry and the junction between the two roads.

CEMAR will be managing contract administration on this NEC3® ECC Option C contract which is scheduled to start in July. The contract has been awarded to I & H Brown by Perth and Kinross Council.


Jul

Coventry City Council success using CEMAR...

On the back of the success of Phase One, a programme of further city centre improvements is planned for 2013/14. CEMAR continues to successfully and efficiently manage administration on the project. Since Phase One kicked off in May 2011, the CEMAR system has administered circa 4,500 communications under the project to date, each one NEC3® compliant, accessible, auditable and consistent.

  • May 2011 on-going
  • NEC3® TSC Option A

Under the second phase, plans include improving pedestrian links into the city centre from Jordan Well to High Street to create an attractive boulevard into the city centre and junction improvements at Little Park Street, Council House Square and Lidice Place and improvements to public realm and bus interchange facilities on Trinity Street to further improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians as well as reduce congestion. A programme of wider de-cluttering will be undertaken to improve the settings to our historic buildings.

The enhancements will massively improve links to the city's major tourist attractions - the Cathedral and Transport Museum and will create a more attractive city centre environment to encourage investment and stimulate growth.

To view the Case Study click here


Jun

Erith Group choose CEMAR for administering ECS contracts...

CEMAR selected for managing administration for a portfolio of Engineering Construction Sub Contracts under the Magnox Nuclear Decommissioning works at Dungeness site.


May

Speaker Logistical Information: The BIFM CPD Theatre at the Facilities Show...

Ben Walker is speaking at the Facilities Show on behalf of Thomas Telford, authors of nec®. The annual live event solely dedicated to one of the fastest growing professions in the UK. learn more

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Facilities Show 2013 is the annual event solely dedicated to one of the fastest growing professions in the UK and Europe. As the facilities management role evolves, keeping up to date with the latest legislation, issues and challenges across a range of disciplines is essential for every practitioner. 

Facilities Show 2013 takes place this year from 14-16 May at Birmingham’s NEC and will build on the phenomenal growth from the 2012 show which saw an increase of 26.8% in visitor numbers and a 24.1% increase in exhibitors.


Apr

CEMAR sponsers NEC® Users' Group Annual Seminar...

Networking, strategy, case studies and in-depth workshops concerning NEC3® and its developments. CMToolkit Ltd. exhibiting CEMAR
Join us for the biggest event in the NEC® events calendar concerning NEC3® and its developments

Special features include:

  • A keynote from Chief Construction Advisor, Peter Hansford
  • Speakers from the International Criminal Court, the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Partnership, and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, delivering key information on how these infrastructural giants use NEC3® and why they recommend it
  • Interactive workshops hosted by industry experts, and excellent professional networking opportunities
  • 10% sponsor discount for delegates registered through CEMAR


NEC® Users’ Group Annual Seminar 2013 
24 April | London
Visit neccontract.com/ugseminar2013 for full event details and to book your place


Mar

The British Museum choose CEMAR for their NEC3® Contract Management Tool...

CEMAR selected for managing Integrated FM Contract - Term Service Contract.


Mar

'The Three R's of Target Contracting' talk, ICE | Salisbury, delivered by Ben Walker of CEMAR...

This presentation will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by target contracting under the topic headers Risk, Resourcing and Reporting.

Factors covered will include: cost capture; programming; reactive versus planned works; budget surety versus value for money considerations; and lots more.

The talk will be interactive with some shared experiences, tangible solutions and useful insights into how to achieve success, and Ben promises to use 10 PowerPoint slides or less! read full story

Thursday 14 March 2013, 6.30pm for 7pm at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, 11 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2ED


Feb

Mott MacDonald select CEMAR for managing the construction of new Witham Leisure Centre, Braintree, Essex...

CEMAR selected for managing the construction of the new Witham Leisure Centre, outdoor tennis and netball courts and associated landscaping, car parking and access.


Feb

Centro choose CEMAR for their NEC3® Management Tool...

CEMAR selected for managing the design and construction of the Birmingham City Centre Extension to the Midland Metro system from the existing Line 1, south of St Paul's tram stop to Birmingham New Street Station.


Jan

'How Contracts Work'. The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation talk, delivered by Ben Walker CEMAR...

This talk will cover what contracts are for and what their relationship is with ‘project management’, It will look at what is expected of the ‘Engineer’ in relation to contracts and how has this evolved to the present day, Ben will also discuss what was the emphasis/style and what it is now/becoming (advent of NEC®), NEC3® key features/Optional structure and flexibility/strategies, appropriate allocation of risk, mechanisms for change and collaboration. read full story

Friday 25 January 2013 at The Rougemont Hotel, Exeter


Jan

Babcock International choose CEMAR for managing Nuclear Decommissioning works...

CEMAR selected for managing portfolio of Engineering Construction Sub Contracts under the Magnox Nuclear Decommissioning works.

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Nov

CEMAR in Hong Kong to sponsor launch of NEC® Asia/pacific Users' Group...

The Inaugural NEC® Asia-Pacific Users' Group conference was held on the 21 November 2012 at the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong.


Nov

CEMAR exhibiting at NDA event 'by the industry for the industry'...

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), in conjunction with the Site Licence Companies (SLCs), is hosting its second event for suppliers in the nuclear decommissioning supply chain.

Visit our stand to learn more about CEMAR, making NEC3® contract administration easier.


Oct

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, portfolio of NEC3® contracts…

CEMAR selected for managing portfolio of NEC3® contracts to decommission this complex nuclear site.


Oct

Helping you to get the NEC® right... Agenda Northern Ireland...

A recent addition to the system has been the partnership developed between CEMAR and procurement and contract specialist, Quigg Golden. With the soar in adoption of NEC® and a growing CEMAR user base, support tickets are predominantly NEC® process or legally themed...

CEMAR users will now be able to receive support and advice from a dedicated staff of NEC® specialists at Quigg Golden. Quigg Golden’s NEC® staff have acted both as project managers and contractors and are ideally placed to provide advice based on their practical experience and solid knowledge of the contract and legal systems. 

What was already a powerful system for managing and running NEC® contracts has now been significantly strengthened by the partnership that has developed between CEMAR and Quigg Golden. Users can rest assured that not only is their contract being administered correctly and efficiently, full legal and contractual advice is only a click away... read full story


Sep

University of Liverpool choose CEMAR for administering their NEC3®...

CEMAR will be managing contract administration on the Engineering Construction Contract for the refurbishment of the existing Farm Animal building and the construction of extension to form the Leahurst Learning Centre.


Sep

CEMAR at Manchester Airport Group Supply Chain Expo...

CMToolkit Limited are exhibiting CEMAR at the Manchester Airport Group Supply Chain Expo. We will be showing how CEMAR, the Contract Event Management & Reporting system, can efficiently and effectively manage contract administration on NEC3® contracts. Please visit our stand for further information and to meet our team.

Friday 7 September 2012
Concorde Conference Centre, Runway Visitor Park
9.30am - 4.45pm

Find out more


Jul

Vanderlande Industries (UK) Limited choose CEMAR...

CEMAR selected for managing administration for a portfolio of Engineering Construction Sub Contracts under the Heathrow Airports Limited Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage works.


Jun

Warwickshire County Council choose CEMAR for their NEC3® Contract Management Tool...

Contract Event Management & Reporting tool CEMAR is Warwickshire County Council's choice of NEC3® administration system.


Apr

Gloucestershire County Council and CEMAR...

Gloucester South West Bypass

Gloucester South West Bypass

CEMAR is Gloucestershire’s choice of NEC3® administration system. To date CEMAR has administered over 7,500 communications across their portfolio of works. 

High profile projects managed under CEMAR include; the Gloucester South West Bypass; Gloucester Quays Linkages; Merrywalks Bridge Stroud; Coopers Hill A46 land stabilisation; Town Ham Viaduct Pier Replacement; and Kingshill Pedestrian Bridge. The projects span a range of NEC3® forms and payment options. 

CEMAR has delivered significant cashable savings (£80,000 Gershon Saving on one scheme) and substantial added value including consistent, compliant, accessible and auditable correspondence.


Mar

CEMAR sponsers NEC® Users' Group Annual Seminar...

CMToolkit Limited are proud to be exhibiting CEMAR at the NEC3® Users' Group Annual Seminar for 2012 at the ICE London. Visit our stand to understand more about our Contract Event Management & Reporting tool CEMAR, for use with NEC3® contracting, making contract administration easier.

Highlights at the event include:

Keynote speech from Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Business and EnterpriseLaunch of the NEC® Works information GuidanceThe opportunity to network with over 200 NEC® expertsValuable insight into how live projects use NEC3®Information on new NEC® contracts , amendments and support services


Monday 19th March 2012, London
Click here to download the full programme


Jan

Talk on 'How Contracts Work', Institution of Civil Engineers | South West, delivered by Ben Walker of CEMAR...

This talk will cover what are contracts for and what is their relationship with ‘project management’, what is expected of the ‘Engineer’ in relation to contracts and how has this evolved to the present day, what was their emphasis/style and what is it now/becoming (advent of NEC®), NEC3® key features / Optional structure and flexibility / strategies, appropriate allocation of risk, mechanisms for change and collaboration. read full story

Friday 3 February 2012 at Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel

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Oct

ICE | Swindon, talk on 'The Three R's of Target Contracting', delivered by Ben Walker of CEMAR...

This talk will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by this form of contracting under the topic headers Risk, Resourcing and Reporting.

Factors covered will include cost capture, programming, reactive versus planed works, budget surety versus value for money considerations and lots more.

The talk will be interactive with some shared experiences, tangible solutions and useful insights into how to achieve success.

About the Speaker: Ben Walker is an experienced contracts manager and the founding director of a company that provides the web-based contract administration system CEMAR.

Ben also works as an NEC3® trainer several days a month for Thomas Telford, delivering a variety of workshops and courses in the UK and on the continent across all major construction sectors. read full story

Ben promises to use 10 PowerPoint slides or less!

Wednesday 5 October 2011, 6pm for 6.30pm at Halcrow, Burderop Park, Swindon, SN4 0QD


Sep

CEMAR version for use with NEC3® PSC…

Versions of CEMAR are now available for ECC, ECS, TSC and PSC. The addition of the PSC provides for all payment options including option G: Term Contract with Task Orders.


Jul

Largest contract ever in privatised water, one year on...

There has been universal approval by the project team, "The CEMAR system has been, and continues to be, an exceptionally effective and efficient tool to proactively manage contract administration for the Project..." Project Director MVB

Click here for NEC3® case study and testimonials

Pump Shaft Site showing the diaphragm wall equipment including the bentonite tanks

Pump Shaft Site showing the diaphragm wall equipment including the bentonite tanks


Jun

Maintenance of Cambridge’s housing stock of 8,500…

Cambridge City Council are using CEMAR to manage their NEC3® TSC contract for the planned preventative maintenance contract across their housing stock.


Jun

Coventry’s 2012 Public Realm Project (ERDF Match Funded)…

Coventry City Council have chosen CEMAR for the administration of their NEC3® project that will see regeneration of the city centre, in preparation for the many visitors anticipated during the 2012 Olympic games


Jun

ICE | Cheltenham & Gloucester, talk on 'The Three R's of Target Contracting', delivered by Ben Walker of CEMAR...

This talk will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by this form of contracting under the topic headers Risk, Resourcing and Reporting.

Factors covered will include cost capture, programming, reactive versus planed works, budget surety versus value for money considerations and lots more.

The talk will be interactive with some shared experiences, tangible solutions and useful insights into how to achieve success. read full story

Tuesday 28th June 2011, 6pm for 6.30pm at the Cheltenham Chase, Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucestershire, GL3 4PB


May

Nuclear Decommissioning, one year on…

The implementation of CEMAR across Magnox’s national portfolio of work has been a resounding success. We look forward to continuing to serve Magnox and their extensive supply chain with our simple and effective system for administering NEC3®.

Click here for user feedback


May

Cambridge City Council choose CEMAR…

CEMAR will be managing contract administration on a selection of NEC3® Term Service Contracts for Planned Preventative Maintenance under Cambridge City Council.


Apr

CEMAR sponsers NEC® Users' Group Annual Seminar...

CMToolkit Limited are attending this years NEC3® Users' Group Annual Seminar.

To learn more about making contract administration easier, please visit our stand for information on CEMAR, the Contract Event Management & Reporting web based system for NEC3® contracting.

Monday 11th April 2011, London


Mar

MGWSP continue to expand their portfolio of works with CEMAR…

With the successful implementation of CEMAR managing contract administration on the Sandy Lane Improvement North project and the Barnes Meadow project. MGWSP have now adopted CEMAR to administer the A508 London Road - Ransome Road Junction Improvements, Northampton project and the Public Transport - Kingsthorpe Corridor project.

  • Employer: Northamptonshire County Council
  • NEC3® Type: ECC
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Aug

Magnox choose CEMAR to manage contract administration on Nuclear Decommissioning works...

Implementation of CEMAR across Magnox’s national portfolio of nuclear decommissioning work is now commencing. We look forward serving Magnox and their extensive supply chain with our simple and effective system for administering NEC3®.

CEMAR will be managing contract administration across this huge portfolio of works spanning all 10 sites throughout the UK.


Jul

MGWSP grow their portfolio with CEMAR...

CEMAR chosen to manage contract administration on the ECC Barnes Meadow Interchange project. On this junction there will be significant highway improvements to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow during peak hours.

The improvements will help to ease congestion for traffic getting into the town centre from the A45 (M1), A45 from Wellingborough, A428 Bedford Road and Rushmere Road and improve traffic flow at the junction due to widening of the carriageway.


Apr

CEMAR sponsers NEC® Users' Group Annual Seminar...

CMToolkit Limited our proud to announce their attendance at this years NEC3® Users' Group Annual Seminar, where we will be exhibiting CEMAR, the Contract Event Management & Reporting web based system.

To find out more about how to make NEC3® contract administration easier, visit our stand.

Monday 19th April 2010, ICE London


Jan

Belfast Community Housing Association are pioneering the use of the NEC3® Term Service Contract in Northern Ireland...

The association together with their term contractor MJ Shaw are using the CEMAR system to administer their NEC3® TSC contract. Services comprise reactive maintenance, welfare adaptations, boiler servicing, cleaning and grounds maintenance to approximately 850 accommodation units.

  • October 2009 to October 2011 (with possible extensions)
  • Circa £4m, NEC3® TSC Option A
  • Employer: Belfast Community Housing Association
  • Contractor: MJ Shaw
  • Price List incorporated into system making ordering and payment of routine and reactive maintenance works simple and convenient
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Dec

CEMAR is Gloucestershire’s choice of NEC3® administration system...

Gloucestershire County Council choose CEMAR for managing contract administration on the Gloucester Quays City Centre project.


Oct

MGWSP select CEMAR for administering the NEC3® Engineering Construction Contract for the Sandy Lane Improvement North project...

Sandy Lane is located on the western side of Northampton and links the A428 Harlestone Road with the A4500 Weedon Road. The road is of strategic importance as it forms the main lorry route between Lodge Farm Industrial Estate and the M1 Motorway and carries approximately 7500 vehicles per day of which around 10% are heavy vehicles. It is a narrow single carriageway road with poor alignments, a staggered junction with Port Road and Whites Lane and no formal pedestrian or cycle facilities.

The Sandy Lane Improvement North project will form the northern section of the Sandy Lane Relief Road extending from the existing A428 Harlestone Road, between Harlestone Firs and Whites Lane, to Nobottle Road.

The scheme will provide a high quality road with pedestrian and cycle facilities and will move the majority of traffic away from the houses on St Giles Park and Whites Lane.


Sep

Halcrow choose CEMAR for Clyde Street Roadworks Aberdeen contract...

CEMAR all set to manage contract administration on this NEC3® ECC contract with Halcrow.


Apr

CEMAR chosen to manage contract administration on the White Cart Water Flood Prevention Scheme Glasgow...

Glasgow City Council’s flood prevention scheme addresses the risk posed by the White Cart Water and its tributary the Auldhouse Burn. The scheme commenced following approval by Scottish Ministers in 2006 and is expected to complete February 2012. 

CEMAR is being used as the core contract administration system on the circa £30m project that comprises the formation of three flood storage areas upstream of the city.

  • December 2008 to February 2012
  • Circa £30m
  • NEC3® ECC Option A
  • Employer: Glasgow City Council
  • Contractor: Volker Stevin
  • Consultant: Halcrow
  • CEMAR incorporates the Activity Schedule and the ability to associate quotations and other events and matters; affording powerful management & reporting