NEC3: ECC and ICC Contracts (2 days)


This course will enable delegates who need to use the NEC3 ECC and the ICC Conditions of Contract to properly understand their content and use.

Aims & Objectives:

This course will provide delegates with a thorough introduction to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and the Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (ICC), how they are formed and how they should be managed. After attending this course, delegates will be able to apply the skills learned confidently in the workplace.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the legal system.
  • Select the appropriate form of contract for a particular use including any options that are required.
  • Appreciate the importance of the contract formation process including tendering.
  • Work with the ECC and ICC conditions of contract and become familiar with the important contract administration requirements.
  • Use the time and programme provisions to manage progress.
  • Adapt to unforeseen events and other changes in the project.
  • Evaluate the positional strengths of their organisation in disputes.
  • Appreciate dispute resolution options, particularly adjudication and litigation.

Course Outline:

Day 1

Law of Contract
Contract documents
Introduction to NEC3 ECC and ICC
Which contract to use?
Obligations of the Parties
Employer's actions
Authority of the Employer's Agent
Programme and time

Day 2

Defective work
Claims for additional payments and/or time
Dispute resolution

Mode of Delivery:

Delegate participation is encouraged and the taught syllabus is reinforced through a series of group exercises.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Understanding the legal framework for construction contracts.
  • Knowing how the contract is put together.
  • Better understanding of what the clauses mean.
  • Confident to manage contract issues directly without seeking additional advice.

Intended For:

Practioners who need to understand the concepts and practical use of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract and the Infrastructure Conditions of Contract measurement version.

Pre-Course Requirements:

Delegates should prepare to share views on the practical issues which emerge when preparing, tendering and delivering NEC3 ECC and ICC contracts.