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NEC4 Introduction to the Engineering and Construction Subcontract

October 24 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Why you should attend this workshop?

This workshop is recommended for everyone currently involved either as a Contractor or as a Subcontractor working under an ECS contract including project managers, contract managers, quantity surveyors, clients, consultants, estimators and planners. This session will be 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

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 NEC4 Engineering and Construction Subcontract (ECS) highlighting changes from NEC3.

This session focuses on the subcontract version between the Contractor and the Subcontractor which is pretty much the same rules and obligations that exist in the ECC equivalent contract between the Contractor and their Client. You will gain an understanding of the key aspects of ECS 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.

You will learn about:
• the philosophy and commonality amongst all the contracts within the suite of NEC4 contracts and fundamental changes from NEC3
• the use and appropriate contract strategy to adopt when choosing both primary options (A-E) and secondary options (X1-X21)
• appreciating the use of Contract Data, Scope and Site Information
• roles and responsibilities of the key Parties
• the important ECS clauses and processes, in particular early warning, the programme, Early Warning Register, communications, and compensation events
• understand how to apply ECS in practice and achieve satisfactory solutions to problem.

Whilst each workshop does have handout notes issued in advance, it is beneficial for attendees to have access to an NEC contract so that they can check wording of the actual clauses in line with the presentations and case studies. Ideally this would be the NEC4 version of the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) or Engineering and Construction Subcontract (ECS) but access to an NEC3 version would alternatively still be useful.”

Should you wish to reserve a space, please e-mail Joanne@cecascotland.co.uk with delegates’ names, e-mail addresses and job title

This is a full day workshop which will begin promptly at 0900 and run through until 1600 with appropriate tea/coffee and lunch breaks.  A maximum number of 33 delegates can be accommodated at each workshop.  Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis and we would initially ask they are restricted to four per member company.  Names can be added to a waiting list and a member of the team will be in touch should a space become available.