January 25, 2022
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Course Description

The NEC suite of contracts are becoming more common to see in Ireland. This training course is designed to introduce delegates to the key contractual mechanisms within NEC suite, with emphasis on the NEC “Engineering and Construction Contract”, which is typically used as a main contract. Given that material and labour costs are inflating at an all time high, this session will include discussion of clause X1 (price adjustment for inflation) to give delegates insight into how this risk is managed under NEC.  Clause X2 (changes in the law) will also be discussed with Covid and Brexit in mind

This course will be delivered by William Brown, a qualified civil engineer, solicitor, and adjudicator at Fortfield & Brown. William has extensive experience working with NEC contracts in the UK and Ireland.

Course Content

Overview of the NEC philosophy and why it is different to other forms of contract.

Structure of the ECC contract – including a review of the contract data, main option clauses and secondary option clauses.

Review of the early warning mechanism and when to use it.

Understanding the compensation events –including how to notify and quantify them within the correct contractual time frames.

Review of the payment mechanism in light of the requirements of the Construction Contract Act 2013.

Who Should Attend?

This course would be of interest to those who are currently working with any construction contracts such as Contractors, Sub-contractors, Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Engineers, Project Managers, Owners, Contracts Managers, administration professionals, Procurement and Commercial Professionals and to anyone else looking to better understand the basic principles underpinning NEC contracts.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €465 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €565. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificates.


William Brown
Director at Fortfield & Brown

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