Engaging Subcontractors Using NEC4 Contracts

4 December | 1:00 PM GMT

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Subcontractors play a vital role in the construction industry, providing key skillsets that are leveraged during a contract. However, recent events in the UK have seen a need to shift in the way contractors operate with the supply chain including subcontractors.

In this webinar, NEC experts Robert Gerrard and Ben Walker will discuss effective management of subcontractors including:
  • Deciding on the best NEC4 subcontract
  • Preparing high quality subcontract documents
  • Effective management of a subcontractor


Rob Gerrard Ben Walker
NEC Users' Group Secretary NEC4 Drafter and Consultant
Robert specialises in NEC contracts, both setting these up and successfully managing them. He has over 30 years’ experience in contract management and carries out training around the world, currently splitting his time between UK and Hong Kong.

He is an examiner for the Institution of Civil Engineers Certificate in Law and Contract Management course and has also held the position of NEC Users’ Group Secretary from 2006 to date. Robert was an NEC4 Contract Drafter and part of the NEC3 contracts working group.

Robert’s publications include NEC3 and NEC4 Compared (2017), NEC2 and NEC3 Compared (2005), joint author in NEC4 Avoiding and Resolving Disputes (2019), NEC4 Practical Solutions (2017) and NEC3 Practical Solutions (2015).

He can be contacted on robert.gerrard@neccontract.com.

Ben has 18 years’ experience working with the construction industry and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Ben is one of the founders of CEMAR, a cloud solution trusted to administer c.£100 billion of strategic construction and maintenance. CEMAR joined think project Group in 2018. Ben leads the UK team to ensure their 'software as a service' solutions remain simple to use, compliant and effective.

Ben is a member of the NEC4 drafting team and an NEC consultant. He has lectured extensively on NEC since 2008 as a tutor for Thomas Telford Limited. Ben worked as an examiner for the ICE Law and Contract Management Examinations 2012 to 2018.

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