NEC3: Engineering & Construction Contract - Project Manager's Workshop


The NEC3 family of contracts is used for a wide range of projects including civil engineering, process engineering and buildings.

This workshop is designed to explore the role of the Project Manager. The workshop focuses on instruction, assessment, acceptance and certification under the NEC3 Engineering & Construction Contract. With discussion of the requirements and implications for tender process, works information, site information, programme, payment and compensation events.

The workshop also considers the duties of the Project Manager under the NEC3 Professional Services Contract.

Aims & Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Understand the core clauses of the Engineering and Construction Contract which control instruction, assessment, assessment and certification by the Project Manager
  • Appreciate the use of early warning and risk management
  • Understand concepts, processes and information required for assessment and acceptance
  • Appreciate the main obligations of the Project Manager when appointed under the NEC3 Professional Services Contract.

Course Outline:

Session 1: Brief Overview of the NEC3 family

  • Engineering and Construction Contract & Subcontract
  • Engineering and Construction Short Contract and Short Subcontract
  • Term Service and Term Service Short Contract
  • Framework Contract
  • Professional Services Contract
  • Supply and Supply Short Contract
  • Adjudicator's Contract

Session 2: Management Principles

  • Background to the design of NEC contracts
  • Project organisation and key roles and duties for the Engineering and Construction Contract
  • Related legal principles - simple contracts and deeds, mistakes, disputes in (UK) construction contracts

Session 3: Case Study: Development and fulfilment of NEC Engineering and Construction Contract-

  • What does the tender documentation include?
  • How is the Contract formed?
  • What instructions does the Project Manager give?
  • What happens if there is no programme?
  • How is the accepted programme changes?
  • What payment is due and when?
  • How is payment made?
  • What happens if there is a difference of opinion between parties?
  • When is completion
  • What happens in the event of dispute or termination?

Session 4: Contract options and payment

Session 5: Early warning and risk management

Session 6: Compensations events and assessment

Session 7: Project Management Practice

  • Partnering and Key Performance Indicators
  • Bi-party and multi-party contracts
  • Option X12
  • Option X21
  • Professional Services Contract Obligations
  • What programme does the Project Manager submit?
  • Who is responsible for information?
  • Who is responsible for safety?
  • What skills and care are required?

Mode of Delivery:

This course consists of lectures supported by interactive case studies

Intended For:

Practitioners who need an awareness and understanding of the concepts, requirements and practical issues regarding the role of Project Manager for the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract.