NEC Professional Services Contracts

Many architects and other consultants are appointed under the NEC3 Professional Services Contract or its short equivalent especially for publicly funded work. In addition, consultants may well be appointed under one of these forms via the design and build route.

It is highly beneficial for architects to have an in depth understanding of their contractual commitments to their client under the PSC and vice versa.

NEC4 is now out and will also be covered in this workshop. Whilst public sector clients in Northern Ireland will be moving to NEC4 this is not expected to happen for approximately 12 months.


At the end of the day, participants should:

  • know when to use each form and which options to choose,
  • how to fill in and respond to the Contract Datas,
  • have a thorough understanding of how to operate the key provisions of the two contracts,
  • know how to set up a contract for success.


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 events with the RSUA have been rated as excellent by attendees.

Key details

9am to 5pm on Thursday 30th November 2017
Lecture Room 4, 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.

Contact Julia Leaker to book. Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles, Belfast, BT7 1NZ.