Masterclass for Consultants and Clients in the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contracts (Standard and Short)

Most publicly funded construction projects in Northern Ireland require the building contractor to be appointed under the NEC3 Construction Contract (ECC) or its Short equivalent (ECSC).

As client, or as an architect acting on behalf of a client, it is therefore highly beneficial to have an in depth understanding of the contractual commitments between the client and contractor under the NEC3 Construction Contract. Contractors are well versed in this regard and it is essential for the smooth operation of the project that the client and architect are equally well versed. This workshop is pitched at an advanced level for people with a solid understanding of the construction contracts.

– understand the principal differences when preparing a contract
– know how to assess the financial aspects of a tender
– know the key procedures of the contract
– become familiar and comfortable with using it
– know its key implementation points


Session 1: Filling in the Contract Data Part 1, inc understanding the secondary options

Session 2: Understanding Defined Cost & the Schedule of Cost Components

Session 3: Evaluating Contract Data Part 2, inc Worked Example

Session 4: Communications under the NEC, inc exercise.  Quick demo of a cloud based NEC3 contract admin system.

Session 5: Accepting the programme, inc exercise.

Session 6: ‘Is it a compensation event?’ Exercise.

Session 7: Compensation event process & timescales. Exercise.

Session 8: Rapid assessment & agreement of compensation events.

Session 9: Course Review

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at consultants and clients using the NEC3 Construction Contract. It is suitable for people who have either attended the Introductory course on the Construction Contract or have a good understanding of the Construction contract through use. The basic material covered on the previous introductory course will not be repeated. The day will contain many worked examples for participants to do and discuss.


Dr Jon Broome is one of the UK’s leading consultants and trainers on the NEC. He completed a PhD on its effective operation. His contributions to the 2nd and 3rd editions are acknowledged in the contract. He has had numerous articles and papers, as well as the top selling ‘User’s Guide’ book published on the contract. John’s previous NEC3 training event with the RSUA was rated excellent.

Key details

9am to 5pm on Thursday 24 November 2016
Riddel Hall,Stranmillis Road,Belfast

RSUA Practice Service Scheme members £200 + VAT
RSUA Members £239 + VAT
Non-members £266 + VAT

Places are limited to 20 so early booking is advised.
To book contact Julia Leaker or Jeanette Hedley to book. Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles,Belfast,BT7 1NZ.

As part of this series of workshops we are also running an Introduction to the NEC3 Professional Services Contracts, a Masterclass on the Professional Services Contract and an Introduction to the Construction Contracts. For course details please visit the RSUA website,