Engineering and Management Consultant, Mott MacDonald
BA MBA CEng MICE
Richard Patterson is a chartered civil engineer and procurement and NEC specialist. Currently, he works as an engineering and management consultant for Mott MacDonald. Richard has more than 21 years’ experience with Mott MacDonald in the UK and in Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Lesotho, New Zealand, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, St Kitts and Nevis, Turkey and Vietnam. Much of the international work has been on bank funded projects, often using FIDIC forms of contract.
Richard advised on Mott’s first use of the NEC when he moved to their procurement team in 1996 and has worked with the NEC ever since. He supports Motts teams and their clients in all sectors, from the Halley VI research station on the Antarctic, Transnet in South Africa, to the Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai. In Hong Kong, he has supported the Mott MacDonald’s Hong Kong team on its commissions advising various departments of the Government of Hong Kong on their trial projects using NEC.
In 2007-2008, he carried out training and consultancy directly for NEC, including road shows and Users' Group events across the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Now, he is back full time with Mott MacDonald and continues to support clients in all sectors and across the world on the use of the NEC, providing guidance and varied and extensive training as required.
Richard is a frequent contributor to the NEC Newsletter, has had NEC papers published in ICE's Proceedings and sits on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the ICE journal, Management, Procurement and Law. He is also a joint author of How to write the PSC Scope included the NEC3 April 2013 suite of contracts.
Project Director, Mott MacDonald
FRICS BSc (Hons) MSc FAPM FInstCES
Barry Trebes is a Project Director with Mott MacDonald. Since 1983, his experience has ranged across a wide variety of projects including airport, rail, water, power and commercial developments and includes, most notably, the Stansted Airport development, the Heathrow Express Rail Link, CTRL, East London Line and a number of PFI/PPP contracts including the LUL PPP Contract.
His first encounter with the NEC was in 1992 as senior commercial manager on the Heathrow Express Rail Link project working as a consultant for BAA plc (the earliest major user of NEC). Barry’s immense experience of NEC projects has led to him providing training and mentoring to clients, contractors and professional organisations throughout the industry. As Managing Director of Needlemans he initiated in 1998 the first ever web system named Contract Change Management (CCM) for the management of NEC contracts with MPS Limited. He is also co-author of BSI PD BS 6079 part 4 Project Management in the Construction Industry and a joint author of How to write the PSC Scope included in the NEC3 April 2013 suite of contracts.
Managing Director, TKR Consultancy Ltd
Tim is a chartered civil engineer and NEC specialist with over 20 years of project experience across a wide range of sectors including civil engineering, highway infrastructure, waste water, energy and building. Tim has experience of working for contractors, clients and consultants and recently established his own independent company focused on providing NEC and project management consultancy services.
Tim has over 10 years of experience successfully delivering NEC procured projects. This includes acting as Project Manager / Supervisor and providing NEC consultancy services and training on numerous projects in the UK and Hong Kong. Tim has also delivered over 200 training courses on numerous projects in the UK and Hong Kong, including Manchester City Councils’ £154m (HK$1.85bn) Town Hall Complex Transformation Programme and developed the training material for the £15bn (HK$180bn) Crossrail project, the largest NEC procured project in the world.
Tim was the NEC Adviser on Hong Kong Government’s first NEC pilot project and is currently advising CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd on their Transmission Substation Programme and as well as providing advice and training to a number of Government work departments including HyD and CEDD.
Tim has extensive experience of preparing NEC contracts including developing a Works Information structure which formed the basis of all the contracts used on the 2012 Olympics. Furthermore, Tim was a major contributor to the NEC’s How to write ECC Works Information guidance published in April 2013. This guidance includes a model structure based on the one conceived by Tim. He has also supported Conject in the development of their web based NEC contract management system.