Getting the best out of NEC4 – practical insight into its benefits & pitfalls

Event Details
Date & Time
29 November 2019 - 12 December 2019

Glasgow, Leeds, Haydock, Birmingham & London

29 November – GLASGOW, Crowne Plaza Hotel

4 December – LEEDS, Thorpe Park Hotel

5 December – HAYDOCK, Haydock Park Racecourse

10 December – BIRMINGHAMNational Motorcycle Museum

12 December – LONDON, One Great George Street

A free breakfast briefing for employers, local authorities, main contractors and subcontractors involved with construction and infrastructure projects.


08.30 Breakfast rolls on arrival

09.00 Presentations

10.00 Q&A / Refreshments

What we will cover

In this interactive set of presentations, HKA will be joined by the Chair of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG). The ICG is part of the Institution of Civil Engineers guiding the Project 13 initiative. Project 13 is an industry-led committee drawing together lessons learned from past projects to improve the delivery of construction projects and supports the adoption of the NEC4 Form of Contract.

Lessons learned from Project 13 and insight into the practical application of the NEC4 Form of Contract by working in a collaborative manner will be presented through:

  • An overview of the key lessons being learned by Project 13 that can be readily applied by all parties engaged in project delivery
  • A case study demonstrating the current application of NEC4
  • Identification and explanation of important changes and potential pitfalls in NEC4


  • The evolution and benefits of NEC
  • The shift to more integrated and collaborative delivery models
  • Lessons learned from applying NEC4 to a live complex project
  • Engagement of all parties to set up the contract
  • Managing expectations of all parties
  • The management of risk in a multi-party context
  • The realities and perils of non-compliance from the perspectives of the Contractor / Project Manager / Employer
  • Assessing compensation and payment events



Dale is recognised globally as a leading figure in infrastructure, with a formidable track record which boasts driving better practice and improved performance across the industry. He is the Chair of the UK’s Infrastructure Client Group (ICG), which works to improve the productivity of the construction sector and helps to deliver successful outcomes from investment in infrastructure.  Through the ICG, Dale has been instrumental in the development of Project 13 – an industry-wide change programme that aims to deliver better outcomes for the public and users of infrastructure networks, a more highly skilled, innovative workforce and lead to a more sustainable, productive construction industry.


Will holds qualifications in civil engineering and construction law and has nearly 10 years’ experience in the development of business and commercial strategy for major infrastructure programmes across the rail, road, utilities and property sectors. Will recently led the development and implementation of Sydney Water’s integrated delivery model, Partnering for Success which applies P13 principles and has adopted the NEC4 suite.


Andrew is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ UK experience in quantity surveying, commercial and contract management. As a quantum and contract specialist, he has held senior commercial management roles with several leading UK contractors, including nine years in a consulting role. Andrew’s experience spans a wide range of project assignments in the buildings, infrastructure, power and utilities sectors.


Charles is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has worked on a variety of civil and heavy engineering projects, in the UK and internationally, ranging from highways, water treatment works (dirty and clean), pipelines, railway, bridges, ports, canals and structures (RC and steel). Charles started work for a UK civil engineering contractor, working largely on infrastructure frameworks under NEC2 contracts and moved on to working in a project management capacity for a public sector client delivering a complex city centre project under an NEC3 contract. For the last 10 years Charles has worked as a consultant, providing practical advice and assistance to contractors and employers procuring and using the NEC family of contracts.


John is a chartered quantity surveyor with a masters degree in construction law and arbitration. With a commercial management background, he has worked for both main contractors and subcontractors involved in the construction of a wide range of projects applying the NEC4 form of contract. His experience covers civil engineering schemes, industrial and process plants, oil and gas, power generation, health and education schemes and residential projects.


Paul is an experienced and qualified expert witness, project manager and engineer with 29 years of experience in the global engineering and construction industries. He is a Partner and Head of London and Germany operations. Paul has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise from involvement on major, complex projects spanning buildings, infrastructure, industrial, oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities sectors throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Event Details
Date & Time
29 November 2019 - 12 December 2019

Glasgow, Leeds, Haydock, Birmingham & London


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