Engaging Subcontractors Using NEC4 Contracts

4 December | 1:00 PM GMT

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

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Rob Gerrard Ben Walker
NEC Users' Group Secretary NEC4 Drafter and Consultant
Rob specialises in procurement and project management and is also involved in extensive NEC training and consultancy work. Rob is experienced in financial control, contract preparation and administration, including the consideration, evaluation and resolution of contractual claims mainly in civil engineering projects.

He is an Examiner for the ICE Law & Contract Procedure he has also held the position of NEC Users’ Group Secretary from 2006 to date.

His publications include NEC2 and NEC3 Compared, 2005, as well as drafting the NEC3 Professional Services Short Contract guidance notes, some of the flow charts and ‘How to…’ guides along with being a part of the working group who drafted the NEC3 April 2013 suite of contracts.
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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