NEC4 - Engineering & Construction Contract: Introduction

Our NEC4 - Engineering & Construction Contract Introductory course provides a background to the NEC family and examines in detail the Engineering & Construction Contract, particularly the payment and compensation event provisions.  The course also introduces the Professional Service Contract and other contracts within the NEC family.  


A briefing on the family of contracts and all significant changes from NEC3.

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


Aims & Objectives:

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

  • Understand the NEC4 family of documents and appreciate the differences between NEC4 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, Scope, Works Information and Site Information
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties. 

Course Outline:

Session 1               Introduction to NEC4 family of contracts

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 Schedule 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 NEC Engineering & Construction Contract. 

Pre-Course Requirements:

It would be beneficial for delegates to bring a copy of the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract, including Options A-F.

It would also be beneficial for delegates to come prepared to discuss any contractual issues from their practical experiences.



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