NEC Global Reach: Use of NEC in legal jurisdictions other than English Law
Peter Higgins, NEC4 Board Chair , NEC
Peter Higgins is a director of pdConsult. Before starting pdConsult in 2000, he was responsible for the worldwide civil engineering work of a major UK consultancy. He has a background in civil engineering, building and landscape.
Peter Higgins was Chairman of the New Engineering Contract Panel for the Institution of Civil Engineers and now sits on their New Contract Board. He has been involved in the development and implementation of NEC contracts since the initial preparation of these contract forms, and has provided advice and training to many contract users. Peter was a council member and subsequently was awarded honorary membership of the Society of Construction Law, and has served as a branch chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as chairman of the ICE Dispute Resolution Panel.
Richard Patterson, NEC4 Drafter and Procurement and NEC Specialist, 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 contracts/procurement team in 1996 and has worked with the NEC ever since. He supports Motts teams and their clients in all sectors including the Halley VI research station on the Antarctic, Transnet in South Africa and 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 first on their trial projects using NEC and is happy now to see NEC as ‘business as usual’ in Hong Kong. Through Mott MacDonald, Richard delivers in-house and client training and training for NEC Training, including the 4 day ECC Project Manager accreditation course. He was also a member of the NEC4 drafting team. Richard has contributed to two NEC books, had 7 NEC papers published in ICE’s Proceedings and sat on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the ICE’s journal, Management, Procurement and Law. He is a also a frequent contributor to the NEC Newsletter.