Understanding NEC3


This course 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 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.

Course Length and Venues

The course lasts for 1 day and can be delivered at any suitable venue supplied by yourselves.or at our training facilities in Huddersfield.

Course Content

By the end of the course delegates 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


Cost of the programme is £250 per candidate

Price includes

  • Cost of tuition
  • Copy of all training materials (hard or electronic)
  • Certificate of attendance for CPD purposes

For further details please contact us on 01484 971933