Richard is a chartered civil engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) and procurement and NEC specialist with global development, engineering and management consultant, Mott MacDonald.
He was part of the drafting team for NEC4, has been part of the ICE’s working group on procurement, contracts and carbon/net zero and contributed to NEC’s soon to be released secondary option relating to ‘net zero’.
Richard leads on NEC for Mott MacDonald and delivers in-house and client training and training for NEC Training, including their 4 day ECC Project Manager accreditation course.
He is very keen on getting NEC used more widely and has given NEC training in Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Ethiopia, France. Germany, Hong Kong. Ireland, New Zealand, Qatar, Peru, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka and the USA.
Mr Richard Patterson 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 also a frequent contributor to the NEC website and newsletter (52 articles at the last count). Most of his articles are linked from his Linked-in page at: https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/coolsoberandsmiling