NEC Foundation Certificate Programme

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The NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) has been developed for the appointment of a contractor for engineering and construction project work, including any level of design responsibility. It provides a modern method for clients, designers, contractors and project managers to work collaboratively to consistently achieve their objectives.

People will be motivated to play their part in collaborative management if it is in their commercial and professional interest to do so. Uncertainty about what is to be done and the corresponding risks and liabilities can lead to disputes and confrontation. The ECC clearly allocates risks, and the collaborative approach will reduce those risks and uncertainty for all the parties.

A successful NEC project is reliant upon
  • a clear and well-structured brief including clear and unambiguous Contract Data and Scope in conjunction with the correct use of additional conditions of contract (Z Clauses)
  • a clear understanding of the key obligations and procedures within the contract including compensation events which provide an effective procedure for assessing and agreeing the time and cost effect of these events as they occur and in a timely manner.

Echoing good practice in each of these aspects will ensure that your NEC contract delivers the balance of flexibility and clarity which leads to successful outcomes.

This two-day course is suited for ECC contracts with the variations in requirements between main Options being detailed in the supporting materials. As a way of supporting NEC’s collaborative approach, it is aimed at Clients, Contractors and Project Managers.

The course is followed by a multiple choice assessment. Successful completion of the assessment (70% pass mark) gives the delegate an NEC4 Foundation Certificate.

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