New Engineering Contract – Practical Approach to Obligations, Entitlements, Time & Money

Module Ref: A6

Duration: 1 day


To provide an introduction to the NEC3(ECC) form of contract, familiarity with the principles of mutual trust and co-operation, the unique structure of the contract core clauses and the interlinked entitlement and obligation workings.


  • The contract structure
  • Rights, entitlements and obligations of the parties
  • The ‘solutions’ philosophy
  • Contract administration – a necessary evil?
  • Core clauses “must do’s”
  • The primary and secondary options
  • entries in contract data parts 1 and 2
  • Option Z – supplementary clauses
  • Compensation events time and money
  • Claims and disputes

Teaching Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, delegates will have an understanding of:

  • The philosophy of the NEC3(ECC) form of contract
  • The structure and operation of the contract
  • The essential early warning notices process
  • Payment mechanisms
  • The process for dealing with programming issues
  • Compensation events valuation and administrative procedure

Teaching style and aids

  • Informal workshop/tutorial – single tutor
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Maximum 15 delegates
  • Copy of tutors notes available to download from our web portal after the training
  • PC and projector supplied by tutor
  • Whiteboard / flip chart / pens required

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