NEC3 : Engineering & Construction Contract - Introduction


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

This one day course provides a background to the NEC3 family but also examines in detail the NEC3 Engineering & Construction Contract, particularly the payment and compensation event provisions

Aims & Objectives:

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

  • Understand the NEC3 family of documents and appreciate the differences between NEC3 and other forms of contract
  • Appreciate the use of the main and secondary options
  • Understand the core clauses of the Engineering & Construction Contract
  • Appreciate the use of the Contract Data, Works and Site Information
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties.

Course Outline:

  • Session 1: Background and Underlying Principles
  • Session 2: Roles under the ECC
  • Session 3: The NEC system and contract strategy – the options
  • Session 4: Contract documentation
  • Session 5 : Communications
  • Session 6: General Provisions and Contractor’s Main Responsibilities
  • Session 7: Time and the Programme
  • Session 8 : Testing and Defects
  • Session 9: Payment and the Schedules of Cost Components
  • Session 10: Compensation Events

Mode of Delivery:

This course consists of lectures supported by interactive case studies

Intended For:

Practitioners who need an awareness of the concept and practical issues regarding the NEC3 Engineering & Construction Contract.

Pre-Course Requirements:

It is essential for delegates to bring to the course a copy of the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract – April 2013