Event Details
Date & Time
28 January 2020 - 4 March 2020 BST

Westlakes Science & Technology Park & Durham
County Cricket Club

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28 January 2020 – WHITEHAVEN, Westlakes Science & Technology Park

4 March 2020 – DURHAM, Durham County Cricket Club


08.30 Registration (including breakfast rolls & refreshments)

09.00 Presentation

10.00 Q&A / Refreshments

What we will cover

This Free breakfast briefing, introduces the NEC4, identifying and explaining important changes and potential pitfalls to this form of contract.


  • Changes in Terminology
  • New Option W3
  • Secondary Option X22 – Early Contractor Involvement
  • Changes to Communications
  • Deemed Accepted Programme
  • Changes to Payment
  • Changes to Fee Percentages




David is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries. He has experience on a wide range of UK and international building and heavy civil engineering projects.

David has specialised in contractual issues and dispute resolution for almost 30 years and is widely experienced in construction contracts and dispute resolution procedures including negotiation, mediation, adjudication, and arbitration. He is on the RICS panel of approved adjudicators and regularly acts as adjudicator to UK construction disputes.

David has gained significant experience on the requirements of NEC forms of contract and has assisted clients in the effective implementation of NEC procedures for the effective management of projects, he has prepared amendments to the standard forms, and has provided in house training for employers and contractor clients. He has also provided conflict avoidance services and decided disputes as adjudicator under NEC contracts.


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.

Event Details
Date & Time
28 January 2020 - 4 March 2020 BST

Westlakes Science & Technology Park & Durham
County Cricket Club

Book Now