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The creation of NEC contracts - NEC 4, Chesterfield


  • Lecture
  • Chesterfield
  • 16 January 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
NEC4 contracts reflect procurement and project management developments and emerging best practice.

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Contracts are vital to civil engineering projects being completed successfully. ICE has considerable expertise in the provision of contractual services to the construction service. Discover why we endorse the NEC family of contracts and find out more about our former Conditions of Contract.

NEC4 contracts reflect procurement and project management developments and emerging best practice, with improvements in flexibility, clarity and the ease of administration.

NEC4 is an evolution on the successful NEC3. NEC4 contracts keep on using plain English and present tense to facilitate the celebration of contracts across the world.

Two brand new contracts have been added to the NEC4 suite:

  • NEC4 Design Build and Operate Contract (DBO) - allows Clients to procure a more integrated whole-life delivery solution
  • NEC4 Alliance Contract (ALC) – it will support clients wishing to fully integrate a multi-party delivery team for large complex projects

Key contractual information for IPD and CPD, graduates particularly welcome.


Robert Gerrard
NEC Consultant

Robert specialises in NEC contracts, both setting these up and successfully managing them. He has over 30 years’ experience in contract management and carries out training around the world. Robert is also an Accredited Mediator.

He is an Examiner for the ICE Certificate in Law and Contract Management and has also held the position of NEC Users’ Group Secretary from 2006 to date. Robert was an NEC4 Contract Drafter and part of the NEC3 contracts working group.

His publications include NEC3 and NEC4 Compared (2017), NEC2 and NEC3 Compared (2005), joint author in NEC4 Practical Solutions (2017) and NEC3 Practical Solutions (2015).

Robert can be contacted on robert.gerrard@neccontract.com


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Royal Court
Basil Close
Chesterfield S41 7SL
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Fiona Turner

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