Introduction to NEC3

Details

1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Overview

This course is intended for anyone who is (or is likely to be) involved in any way with the delivery of NEC3 contracts, particularly the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).  The course will also introduce delegates to the NEC3 suite of contracts available.

Course Aim

An Introduction to NEC3 is a full one-day course intended for both public and private sector companies who are currently working with or are interested in working with NEC3 forms of contract in the future. This course is intended for participants with varying experience in using NEC3 Contracts and will provide an in-depth understanding on the various NEC3 Contracts available for use.

The course will also look at contentious issues that participants could face in a NEC project, such as issues pertaining to time and payment. Core clauses which deal with such issues will be discussed with a final discussion on Dispute Resolution and terminating a NEC contract.

Course Objectives

  • Ensuring that participants understand implications of the contractual terms of the NEC3 contract
  • Ensuring that participants understand the contractual mechanisms of the NEC3 contracts
  • Ensuring that participants understand the impact and effect of the procedures as set out in the NEC3 contracts and the obligations within them
  • Developing an understanding of contractual pitfalls in the standard forms and addressing common misconceptions in the NEC3 contracts
  • Improving the timely completion of projects

Course Programme

This will include an introductory level focus on:

  1. Introduction to NEC3
  2. NEC3 (ECC) Core and Secondary Clauses;
  3. Roles and Responsibilities;
  4. Strategy for choosing the correct contract;
  5. Design and the Works Information;
  6. Programming;
  7. Defects and Quality Management;
  8. Payment;
  9. Change Management; and
  10. Dispute Resolution and Termination

Course Programme

This will include an introductory level focus on:

  1. Introduction to NEC3
  2. NEC3 (ECC) Core and Secondary Clauses;
  3. Roles and Responsibilities;
  4. Strategy for choosing the correct contract;
  5. Design and the Works Information;
  6. Programming;
  7. Defects and Quality Management;
  8. Payment;
  9. Change Management; and
  10. Dispute Resolution and Termination

Learning Outcomes

After this course, participants should be better able to

  • Understand the NEC3 ethos;
  • Understand NEC3’s novel terminology;
  • Appreciate the importance of proactive risk management using Early Warning Notices and the Change Management System
  • Understand the various different payment mechanisms across the NEC3 main options
  • Plan for and successfully deliver an NEC3 contract

Who Should Attend?

This course is open to all whom are affiliated or are interested in the NEC3 Forms of Contract and would specifically be useful to Employers, Employer’s Representatives, Students, Graduates, Engineers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors and Subcontractors whom want to learn more about the NEC3.

James Golden

BEng LLB CEng FICE FIEI FCIArb FCInstCES MRICS

James has over 30 years’ experience working with major consultants and contractors throughout the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Middle East.  He has extremely strong practical and theoretical knowledge on all the standard forms of building contracts used in the UK and Ireland and has provided advice to central governments, local governments, and contracting organisations on contractual and disputed issues.  He regularly represents parties in ADR forums, including adjudication, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration.

James is experienced in all aspects of dispute resolution and large-scale project management.  He is a practising adjudicator: a member of a number of appointing body panels including the Institution of Civil Engineers, TeCSA and the ministerial panel in Ireland.

James’ experience includes acting as an Expert Witness in arbitration and litigation.  He has acted as an expert on programming and commercial matters in litigation and arbitration.

James is an active member of a range of organisations including the ICE, the Society of Construction Law, the Adjudication Society, the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, the NEC users group and also serves on the ICE DRP committee.

Claire Graydon

LLB (Hons), MSc

Claire regularly provides advice on both contentious and non-contentious procurement issues and works on behalf of contracting authorities to draft, implement, and manage entire procurement processes.  This experience has included every stage from advising on strategy, market engagement, publishing notices, drafting PQQ and ITT documents, managing clarifications, marking tender submissions, and drafting Regulation 6 notices.

Claire has experience in the management of PWC, FIDIC and NEC contracts.  Claire’s understanding of technical issues associated with the construction industry, coupled with her practical knowledge of the law and dispute resolution, ensures that she is ideally placed to evaluate and advise upon contractual issues faced by both client and contractor.  Claire regularly reviews contracts on behalf of clients to assist them in mitigating their risk and exposure.

Claire has also been involved in a number of contentious disputes.  Claire recently advised a large utility client on a final account dispute with a total contract value of €9m.  The dispute proceeded to adjudication and Claire played a key role in drafting the adjudication documents and managing the process.

Stephen McKenna

BA Hons PGDip CLCM CMreg ACIArb MCIOB

Stephen began working as a project engineer in 2005, and has experience working on contracts in excess of £60m. He has worked on large construction projects in Dublin, Belfast, and Australia.

He is experienced in every stage of the construction process from survey and design, setting out and build, to fit-out and final finishing. His Irish construction experience includes working for Ireland’s largest contractor on the redevelopment of the Spencer Dock quarter in Dublin, and after that the Construction of Phase 2 Scotch Hall in Drogheda. His civils experience extends to overlay one of Ireland’s major roadways, and as an integral part of the survey team which topographically surveyed and digitised the rapid transport corridor for the greater Belfast area.

Stephen also worked for a number of years in the West Australian mining industry on various infrastructure projects a number of the world’s largest mining companies including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, FMG and Roy Hills.

Testimonials

  • "Excellent course, professionally delivered"
  • "Informative overview of NEC3 form of contract. Well delivered"

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie