Practical Introduction to the NEC Engineering & Construction Short Contract


At the end of the course, participants should appreciate :

  • why the NEC family and in particular the short contract were written,
  • their principal objectives and the key features that deliver these objectives under both the ECSC and its subcontract version,
  • the important clauses for operating the contract : key definitions, processes, timescales etc., and
  • key implementation points.


Session 1 : Start-Up : Objectives, Agenda, Introductions

Session 2 : Overview in 25 minutes + Participant Objectives for the Day

Session 3 : Features that enable the Engineering & Construction Short Contract (ECSC) to achieve the objectives for the family of contracts.

Session 4 : Sections 1, 2, 4 & 5 : Operational clauses if there is minimal change

Session 5 : Change Management clauses : programme, early warnings and compensation events : definitions, timescales, assessment

Session 6 : Title, Liabilities & Insurance, Termination & Resolving Disputes.

Session 7 : Pre-contract activities : Filling in the Contract Data, Tendering & Evaluating tenders

Session 8 : Post-contract Implementation Points & potential benefits.

Session 9 : Final questions, review and actions.

This programme includes three syndicate work sessions. 

As with all courses, this can be on NEC3 only, NEC3 with changes to 4th edition highlighted or purely on NEC4.

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