Understanding the NEC3 Contract: Training Options

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Open Courses: For individuals & small groups
  • In-company courses: Bespoke for your team / organisation

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Testimonials

We found GA after a Google search and were very impressed with the way our enquiry was handled. The training itself was excellent and delivered exactly what GA promised it would. I would recommend GA to anyone looking to develop their understanding of NEC3, first-class training and support.”
Alun Lane, Ainscough Vanguard
Thank you for the course, it was pitched perfectly for the audience and we covered all the items I would have hoped to and more. I am sure it will be really useful for our team going forward.
David Edwards, Amey Group
One of the best courses I have attended, very relevant to my job and the new project we have won.
Edward Wright, Ecovert FM
The course was presented in an engaging fashion, gave a really good and informative base on NEC3 contracts.
Daniel Pamphlett, QinetiQ
“I found the session very useful, I can relate what has been talked about back to previous contracts I have used and I think the NEC contract would help overcome problems we currently have with other contracts, great session.”
Lisa Jordan, Durham County Council

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Open Courses

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Duration
1 day

What is this course about?
The stated objectives of the NEC Contract are:

  • Flexibility
  • Clarity
  • To be a stimulus to good management practice

At GA Contract and Commercial we have designed our NEC training with the same objectives in mind. In other words our courses are clear, flexible and will act as a stimulus to good management practice.

This is a detailed one day course which gives an overview of the different types of contracts available within the NEC3 suite of contracts. It explores in detail the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) which is the most commonly used form within the suite for managing a construction contract, which includes many of the core clauses which are common to the whole suite.

The course reviews the various options available in terms of being a lump sum contract, target cost or a cost reimbursable type contract as well as looking in detail at the intricacies of understanding and administering the contract for the benefit of all involved in running a project. Whilst the contract is written such that it should be easy to use and understand, it is different culturally from other forms of contract and parties can get into difficulties if they do not understand or administer the contract.

Key topics covered

  1. Objectives of NEC contracts and range of Contracts available
  2. ECC Contract and associated Contract Strategy
  3. Contract Data
  4. Section 1 of the Contract
  5. Early Warnings
  6. Contractors Responsibilities
  7. Time / Programme
  8. Testing and Defects
  9. Payment
  10. Compensation events
  11. Adjudication
  12. Summary of workshop
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Who would benefit?
Anyone involved in the running or administration of a construction project, which will include:

  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Commercial managers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Estimators
  • Tender and Proposals Engineers
  • Designers / Architects

Objectives
At the end of the course those who have attended will understand:

  • The different types of contract available within the NEC suite and when they will be most applicable
  • The overriding philosophy and culture of the NEC contracts that are common to all
  • All of the contract documents involved and their relative importance
  • Each of the core principles of the contract which include defined terms, communication, early warnings, contractors responsibilities, payment, defects, liabilities and termination.
  • The importance and significance of the programme and how it will be managed contractually for the life of the project
  • How change will be managed, and in particular the principles of Compensation Events and the strict processes and timescales involved


Duration
1 day.

What is this course about?
The stated objectives of the NEC Contract are:

  • Flexibility
  • Clarity
  • To be a stimulus to good management practice

At GA Contract and Commercial we have designed our NEC training with the same objectives in mind. In other words our courses are clear, flexible and will act as a stimulus to good management practice.

This is a detailed one day course which gives an overview of the different types of contracts available within the NEC3 suite of contracts. It explores in detail the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) which is the most commonly used form within the suite for managing a construction contract, which includes many of the core clauses which are common to the whole suite.

The course reviews the various options available in terms of being a lump sum contract, target cost or a cost reimbursable type contract as well as looking in detail at the intricacies of understanding and administering the contract for the benefit of all involved in running a project. Whilst the contract is written such that it should be easy to use and understand, it is different culturally from other forms of contract and parties can get into difficulties if they do not understand or administer the contract.

Objectives
At the end of the course those who have attended will understand:

  • The different types of contract available within the NEC suite and when they will be most applicable
  • The overriding philosophy and culture of the NEC contracts that are common to all
  • All of the contract documents involved and their relative importance
  • Each of the core principles of the contract which include defined terms, communication, early warnings, contractors responsibilities, payment, defects, liabilities and termination.
  • The importance and significance of the programme and how it will be managed contractually for the life of the project
  • How change will be managed, and in particular the principles of Compensation Events and the strict processes and timescales involved

Who would benefit?
Anyone involved in the running or administration of a construction project, which will include:

  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Commercial managers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Estimators
  • Tender and Proposals Engineers
  • Designers / Architects

Key topics covered

1. Objectives of NEC contracts and range of Contracts available

  • Fundamental essences that are common to all of the contracts
  • Range of contracts available and when they will be applicable

2. ECC Contract and associated Contract Strategy

  • Core clauses
  • Options A-F
  • Secondary Options
  • Z clause amendments

3. Contract Data

  • Contract data part 1
  • Contract data part 2

4. Section 1 of the Contract

  • ‘Spirit of mutual trust and co-operation’
  • Defined and identified terms
  • Communications
  • Project Manager
  • Ambiguities and inconsistencies

5. Early Warnings

  • What early warnings are
  • How they should be managed

6. Contractors Responsibilities

  • Design
  • People
  • Working with Others
  • Subcontracting

7. Time / Programme

  • Level of detail required of a programme
  • Acceptance of a programme
  • Revising a programme
  • Acceleration

8. Testing and Defects

  • What is a defect?
  • Acceptance of defects

9. Payment

  • Definition of prices
  • Definition of price for work done to date and activity schedule / bill of quantities
  • Target cost share
  • Schedule of cost components

10. Compensation events

  • What is a compensation event?
  • Notification
  • Quotation
  • Assessment
  • Implementation

11. Adjudication

  • The process and timescales involved

12. Summary

  • Summary of workshop
  • Open forum for questions
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Understanding the NEC3 Contract – Open Course

We run the Understanding the NEC3 Contract course regularly in London throughout the year.

Click on any of the tabs below to find out more about our NEC3 open course.

You can view full booking terms and conditions here.

If you would prefer to, or if your question is not answered below, you can just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 130 5714 or email info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.

The next course is taking place on Wednesday the 14th June 2017.

You can book this course using the registration form at the top right of this page.

This one-day training programme is priced at £295 +VAT per delegate. This price includes the following:

  • All course documentation and take-away material
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • A certificate of learning upon successful completion of the training

You can pay for the course by credit card or request an invoice.

If you are booking more than one delegate onto this course, you will benefit from a multiple booking discount of 10% for the second delegate and 15% for each additional delegate after that.
This training programme is taking place at ETC Venues, Moorgate (Tenter House), London.

The venue is conveniently located very close to Moorgate station.

All our venues benefit from free Wifi access and internet stations. A light tasty breakfast of fresh breads, pastries, fruit, speciality teas & coffee and juices is served from 8am, so please arrive early at the venue if you wish.

  • We never have more than 15 delegates attending any of our open courses
  • We also only allow a maximum of 4 delegates from the same organisation to attend the course
Coffee and registration is from 9am. All courses begin at 9.30am and training ends no later than 5pm.
Yes. We run this course regularly throughout the year. Call us on 0845 130 5714 or email info@contractlawtraining.co.uk and we will tell you the next available date(s).

Alternatively click here to view a calendar with all of our courses.

We are able to supply you with a list of local hotels with whom we have agreed special rates. This is available on request by emailing info@contractlawtraining.co.uk
There is no strict dress code for our events – please feel whatever you feel most comfortable in for learning. As a guide, most of our delegates choose a ‘smart casual’ attire.
Please let us know your dietary requirements in advance of the course and we will inform the onsite caterers.
By all means, please call us on 0845 130 5714 or send an email to info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.

Alternatively you can click on the big red enquiry button at the top of the page to send us a message.

We can deliver this course for your organisation / team using your own contracts to bring the course to life. Simply call us on 0845 130 5714 or send an email to info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.

Alternatively you can click on the big red enquiry button at the top of the page to send us a message.


In-company training

Are you interested in running this course for your team or organisation?

Our NEC3 Contract courses can be delivered on an in-company basis for up to 15 people.

All in-company courses are tailored to meet the unique circumstances of the client organisation and delegates. We will take as much time as necessary upfront to understand your contract challenges and the scenarios which will be most relevant to your delegates.

We can put the focus on any area of NEC3 and make reference to your contracts / projects throughout the course.

On an in-company basis delegates get the opportunity to spend time consulting with one of the UK’s leading experts on NEC3 on what the contract means to them and their organisation.

From the outset we will provide you with expert advice and you will be assigned your own personal training adviser who will stay with you throughout the process. Every team is different so we will provide you with a tailored training programme, designed around your team’s needs and focused on your desired outcomes.

All courses are followed up by a full training evaluation report and certificates of learning for each delegate. For groups of up to 15 delegates per course, our in-company training is a very cost-effective way to develop your people and improve team performance.

Get in touch today for a full quotation to suit your budget.

To discuss your requirements in more detail with one of our friendly advisers please call on 0845 130 5714 or email one of the team at info@contractlawtraining.co.uk.

Alternatively you can complete the short contact form below.

Bespoke Course

Looking to run this course in-company?

This course is available as a bespoke programme using your own contracts.

Courses can be run at a venue of your choice and on a date of your choice.

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Getting in Touch

If you would like to discuss the Understanding NEC3 course with someone on the phone, please call us on 0845 130 5714 and you will be put straight through to one of our friendly advisers who will be pleased to assist you further.

Alternatively if you would prefer you can email us at info@contractlawtraining.co.uk or fill out our simple online contact form below and one of the team will get straight back to you.

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