About this course

  • Knowledge

    Covers all major provisions of the NEC4 ECC

  • Examples

    Gives examples of compensation event assessments, payment assessments, early warnings and more

  • Practical Use

    Gives you the confidence to use this contract day to day

  • Consultation

    Free 30 minute consultation with the Instructor to discuss your Z clauses on completion of the course

What you'll learn....

  • Overview
    • What is NEC4?
    • NEC4 Characteristics
    • NEC4 Family
    • The ECC
    • The ECC Structure
    • The main Options
    • Core Clauses
    • Secondary Options
    • Contract Data
    • Other Documents
    • How the contract is formed


  • Scope, Site Information and Other Documents
    • Scope
    • Site Information
    • Pricing Documents
    • Other Documents


  • General
    • Identified and Defined Terms
    • Communications 
    • The personalities
    • Spirit of mutual trust and cooperation
    • Early Warning
    • Early Warning examples
    • Other provisions


  • The Contractor's Main Responsibilities
    • Providing the Works
    • Design
    • People
    • Working with Others and Key Dates
    • Subcontractors


  • Time
    • Starting, Completing and Key Dates
    • Completion
    • The Programme
    • Accepted Programme
    • Planned Completion
    • Programme Updates
    • Sanctions
    • Access and instructions to stop or not to start
    • Takeover
    • Acceleration


  • Quality Management
    • Quality Management System
    • Tests and Inspections
    • Searching and notifying Defects
    • Definitions
    • Start of defects correction period
    • Accepting Defects
    • Uncorrected Defects
    • Defects Certificate


  • Defined Cost
    • What is Defined Cost and how is it used?
    • Assessing Defined Cost
    • The Schedules of Cost Components
    • Other provisions
    • Examples


  • Payment
    • Assessing the amount due
    • Price for Work Done to Date
    • Defined Cost
    • Disallowed Costs
    • The Fee
    • Forecast amount to be paid
    • Payment
    • Final Assessment
    • Contractor's share


  • Compensation events
    • Definition
    • What are the events?
    • The process, from notification to implementation
    • Assessing compensation events
    • Compensation event assessment examples
    • Project Manager assessments
    • Proposed instructions


  • Title
    • Plant and Material title
    • Objects and materials within the Site


  • Liabilities and insurance
    • Client and Contractor's liabilities
    • Insurance
    • Insurance


  • Termination
    • Termination
    • Reason for terminating
    • The termination table
    • Procedures
    • Payment following termination


  • W, X, Y and Z clauses
    • W clauses and dispute resolution
    • X clauses and 'bespoking' the contract
    • Y clauses and use in Australia and New Zealand
    • Z clauses and additional conditions of contract

Instructor(s)

Senior Instructor

Steven Evans

Steven is an accomplished construction professional with over 30 years’ experience in the industry gained initially as a quantity surveyor for a major multinational contractor, thereafter in senior quantity surveying and commercial management positions and later as director of professional services practices. Since 2003, he has specialised in contract law and, as a construction contract and commercial consultant, combines his extensive practical experience with legal qualifications to provide high quality, realistic and cost effective dispute resolution, commercial management, Adjudication, Arbitration and training services to a variety of clients throughout the UK, wider Europe and the Asia Pacific Region. That practical experience encompasses a wide range of market sectors, construction types and methods covering disciplines such as quantity surveying, commercial management, project management, claim preparation and defence, adjudication, arbitration, mediation, contract drafting and vetting, planning, estimating, personal and project mentoring and training.