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Contracting using the NEC and FIDIC Forms – Brexit Update

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District Dublin 18 (map)

The NEC and FIDIC are among the most popular standard forms of engineering and construction contracts used on projects both in the UK and internationally. However, they have fundamentally different approaches to the way projects should be managed and conducted. This course will offer a focus on contracting using the NEC and FIDID standard forms.

By attending this course, delegates will gain an insight on how to work with these forms of contract, and how to deal with claims arising under the forms. 

Attendees will be updated on how the dispute resolution mechanisms now work with respect to the passing of the Construction Contracts Act. Other topics include the use of FIDIC DABs, the need to know elements of both bringing and dealing with money and time claims, the most recent decisions including the latest TCC and ICC, and lessons learned to utilise in your own projects.  This course will also look at the potential impacts that Brexit will have on these contracts and what measures can be taken to mitigate risk.

All attendees will get a chance to engage in an informative Q & A session, and will receive a highly informative course pack, and leave with 5 structured CPD Points.

Course Content

  • The NEC forms

    • Overview

    • Core, Secondary Option and Z Clauses

    • Time, Programme and Key dates

    • The Early Warning Regime

    • Project Management

    • Partnering

  • The FIDIC forms

    • The Role of the Employer, Engineer and Contractor

    • Commencement and Delay

    • Measurement, Valuation and Payment

  • Key changes to the new NEC 4 Contract

  • Review of ground conditions claims under the FIDIC Yellow Book (in light of the English Court of Appeal decision in Obrascon v Government of Gibraltar)

  • Responsibility and Risk Allocation under the Forms

  • Money and Time Claims under the Forms

  • Dispute Resolution under the Forms

    • The FIDIC DAB

    • NEC contractual/Statutory adjudication

  • Early Termination

  • Change in Law Provisions

  • Potential Brexit Implications

  • Q & A

Who Should Attend?

This CPD course would be of interest to those who are currently working with, or intend to work with, NEC and FIDIC contracts. With Brexit no closer to a resolution now is the time to be prepared for future ventures or those at risk in the present unknown. 


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Hours. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.


This training course costs €395 EARLY-BIRD (Normal rate €495). The price includes course documentation and training pack, teas and coffee, snacks, biscuits, fruit on arrival. Lunch is a light fare containing freshly cut sandwiches, wraps, a selection of teas and coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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