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Short course - Introduction to NEC3

The New Engineering Contract (NEC) is a family of contracts created by the Institution of Civil Engineers that help apply good project management principles and practices, and define legal relationships.

This course equips participants with an overview of the third edition contract (NEC3), its background and key philosophy, focusing specifically on the Engineering and Construction Contract.

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Course Overview

The course is aimed at participants working in commercial and contracting areas and others who require an insight into the NEC3 contract. It is recommended that participants have experience working in the commercial environment in which the NECs contracts operate, and/or have previously attended Introduction to Commercial, Contracts and Supply.

On this course you will...

  • Understand roles and responsibilities within the NEC3 framework
  • Understand the structure and core clauses of NEC3 contracts
  • Show an awareness of risk and how to minimise this through early warnings
  • Understand how compensation events are used within NEC3
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What you will learn

The New Engineering Contract (NEC) is a family of contracts created by the Institution of Civil Engineers that help apply good project management principles and practices, and define legal relationships.

The Introduction to NEC3 short course provides participants with an overview of NEC3 with a particular focus on the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and it’s key options and clauses. Participants will develop an understanding of the contracts origins and key philosophy, and explore how the contract is used within the project environment.

Day one
  • The NEC family of contracts
  • The use of NEC3 in the project environment
  • Main options and clauses of NEC3
  • Dealing with changes within NEC3

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