Preparing and Managing the NEC3 ECC

Preparing and Managing the NEC3 ECC
This two day course introduces delegates to the philosophy of the NEC family of contracts and focuses on the provisions of the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). The programme includes interactive workshops using a number of case studies to assist delegates' understanding of pre- and post-contract aspects of ECC.

This training course is currently not scheduled. Please register your interest using the waitlist form below.

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Why enrol?

  • Enrich your knowledge of the NEC philosophy
  • Develop skills to advise on the development of an appropriate contract strategy
  • Appreciate the use of Contract Data, Works Information and Site Information
  • Be able to prepare tender documents and appraise tenders
  • Be clear on the roles and responsibilities of key parties and how to solve problems
  • Understand the important ECC clauses, particularly Early Warnings, The Programme, Risk Register, Communications and Compensation Events
  • Confidently apply your NEC3 ECC knowledge in practice

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

[PRE-REQUISITE] NEC online learning module review
Recap of main points covered in Introduction to NEC3 online learning module: Prior to attending this training course, you will need to complete the short 40-60 minutes online module: Introduction to NEC3.

Details will be forwarded with your joining instructions two weeks prior to the course start date.

The ECC system and contract strategy - the Options

  • When should the ECC be used?
  • The main and secondary options that can be chosen

Preparing the tender documents

  • Contract Data
  • Activity Schedule/Bill of Quantities
  • Works Information
  • Site Information

Assessing tenders

  • General principles of assessing ECC tenders

General provisions

  • Mutual trust and co-operation
  • Identified and defined terms
  • Communications
  • The role of the Project Manager and Supervisor
  • Early warnings

Contractor's main responsibilities

  • How the works are defined
  • The Contractor's design
  • Key people
  • Key Dates
  • Subcontracting
  • Time, testing and Defects
  • When works start and finish
  • Use of the Programme
  • How defective work is managed


  • How payments are calculated
  • When payments are made

Compensation Events

  • What are Compensation Events?
  • How are Compensation Events managed?

Other aspects of the ECC

  • Title
  • Risks and insurances
  • Termination and dispute resolution

Summary and open forum

This introductory level training programme is ideal for anyone working with, or intending to work with, the NEC3 ECC including:

  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Planners
  • Clients
  • Consultants
  • Contractors and their supply chain

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