NEC3/NEC4 Overview & Introduction to the ECC

295 per participant
Earn 6 CPD Points points for this course.
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€295for members

€395for non-members

9.00hrs - 16.30hrs

1 Day


This one-day workshop introduces you to the common philosophies of the NEC family of contracts and focuses in more detail upon the key mechanics and provisions of the NEC3 or NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).


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This one-day workshop introduces you to the common philosophies of the NEC family of contracts and focuses in more detail upon the key mechanics and provisions of the NEC3 or NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).

This Course runs from 09.00hrs – 16.15hrs . Attendees are asked to log in at 08.45hrs.

  • You will gain an understanding of the key aspects of ECC from all parties’ perspectives. It will emphasize the importance of administering this form of contract during the life of a project rather than “leaving it in a drawer”, as being contractual should be viewed very much as being proactive rather than being considered as negative.  The session will review the contract strategy options between the primary ECC options A-F as well as the choice of secondary options that are available, all of which alter the risk profile and the payment mechanisms on a given project.
  • The workshop will review the key contractual clauses and mechanisms throughout the ECC contract, including the responsibilities of the Parties; flow of communication; early warnings; provisions for time and programme; testing and defects; payment; compensation events; risk and insurance and dispute avoidance. It considers how the contract if administered as intended should raise the level of understanding and transparency between the Parties involved and how the ECC contract can contribute to the effective management of a project to achieve the project objectives using a collaborative, transparent approach.
  • Attendees of this course will have a much clearer understanding of the intent of the specific contractual clauses of the ECC contract and in practical terms begin to see how they should administer them for the benefit of all parties on a particular project.

On completion of  the Workshop, attendees will have an in-depth understanding of:

  • the philosophy and commonality among all of the contracts within the NEC3 / NEC4 suite
  • the use and appropriate contract strategy to adopt when choosing both primary options  (A-F)  and secondary options (X1-X20)
  • appreciating the use of Contract Data, Works Information and Site Information
  • considering factors involved when preparing tender documents and assessing tender submissions
  • considering common amendments that are often made in the form of “Z clauses” and their potential to alter the dynamics or risk profile of an un-amended contract
  • roles and responsibilities of the key Parties
  • the important ECC clauses and processes, in particular early warning, the programme, Risk Register, communications and compensation events
  • Understand how to apply ECC in practice and achieve satisfactory solutions to problems

This workshop is recommended for everyone currently involved with or about to be working under an ECC contract including project managers, contract managers, quantity surveyors, clients, consultants, planners, contractors and their supply chain.

The workshop is also suitable for those who are relatively new to these forms of contract as well as those who are already more experienced in the contract and looking to enhance their level of knowledge and understanding.

On completion attendees will receive:

  • NEC3/NEC4 Overview & Introduction to the ECC CPD Certificate
  • 6 CPD Points
  • Member Rate: €295.00
  • Non-member Rate: €395.00

Introductory Rate of €225.00 for non-members and €325.00 for non-members.

For All Enquiries or Course Bookings Contact:

Conor Greham: 01 4066031 / [email protected]

Robert Butler: 01 4066071 / [email protected]

The CIF can deliver this programme in house and may be tailored to your companies requirements.

In terms of programme delivery, the CIF can facilitate learning by virtual means (online via Zoom / Teams), subject to criteria. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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