The Project Manager in the NEC4 ECC: what’s new and different?

17 May 2017 

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 The NEC Project Manager is responsible for an impartial contract administration. This role is essential for the delivery of projects on time, on budget and to the highest standards.
The Project Manager is responsible of any early warning necessary, for the programme, for compensation events, and various other duties.
Those who understand their roles as an NEC3 ECC Project Manager now will need to take the next step on their journey to succeed in managing an NEC4 ECC project.
This webinar session will look at the new and different provisions of the NEC4 ECC from the Project Manager’s perspective. This will include those things that affect the Project Manager such as:
  • Contractor’s proposals
  • Quality management system
  • Deemed acceptance of programmes
  • Payment changes
  • Finalising Defined Cost (in cost based Options)
  • Additional compensation events
  • Changes to propose instructions
  • New secondary Options
  • Schedules of Cost Components (SCC) and Schedules of Short Cost Components (SSCC) changes


Robert Gerrard, NEC Users’ Group Secretary and NEC4 drafter

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.
Robert was also a part of the working group who drafted the NEC3 April 2013 suite of contracts and the recently announced NEC4 suite.
  Richard Patterson, NEC4 drafter and Procurement & NEC Specialist at Mott MacDonald

Richard is a chartered civil engineer and procurement and NEC specialist with global development, engineering and management consultant, Mott MacDonald.
Richard advised on possibly 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, 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.
Richard was part of the NEC4 drafting team. 
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