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.  

Also available as an online training course and an online in-house training course.

Please note the online version of this training course will be split into 4 modules over 2 days. 


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.

Please note the online version of this course will be split into 4 modules

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.



All our courses can be offered as in-house training