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NEC3 & 4 in the Construction and Engineering Industries

Facilitated by Dr. Daniel Basch

Accredited Live Interactive Webinar

Course Cost: ZAR 3499

The option to pay for this course in installments is available.

In 2023, we will start accommodating international professionals by offering course options in their local time zones based on location. For more information, go to the 'Request Quotation' page.

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What's the importance of CPD Points and why should you earn them.

Tacit Skills offers courses that are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, which are a way to measure and demonstrate your commitment to professional development. These points are often required by professional organizations and regulatory bodies to maintain your membership or certification. By completing CPD activities, such as taking courses, you can gain new skills, knowledge, and expertise that can help you perform your job duties more effectively and efficiently. Earning CPD points also shows that you are committed to staying current and engaged in your field, and can be used as evidence of ongoing learning when seeking promotions or new job opportunities. Overall, CPD points are an important tool for helping professionals maintain their competence and provide high-quality services.

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Why Evening Sessions

Tacitskills is a company that caters to busy professionals by offering live interactive courses that take place in the evenings between 19:00 and 22:00. This allows professionals to continue working on important projects during the day and complete the course in the evenings. To make the most of their time, the courses are split into 3 hour sessions per evening, rather than requiring professionals to take time off work to attend full-day training sessions. Tacitskills understands that times can be tough and is committed to accommodating professionals by working around their schedules.

Attending International Professionals

For international professionals attending our courses, we have taken timezone differences into consideration and designed a schedule based on your location to accommodate the time differences

About This Course

This course is accredited and approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), on completion professionals will earn 2 ECSA CPD Points as well as  PMI Certificate holders will be eligible to claim 14 PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI). The NEC (New Engineering Contract) suite of contracts is widely used in various industries, including civil engineering, process engineering, and construction. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the NEC3 & 4 Engineering and Construction Contract, and covers topics such as how to use this form of contract, how to put it together, and how to manage it effectively.

By participating in this course, learners will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Understand the purpose and intent of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract and how it can be used to effectively manage simple, low-risk projects.

  • Prepare the necessary tender documents to invite offers for minor works.

  • Understand the key clauses and processes of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract, including the use of Contact Data, Defined Costs, and Works and Site Information.

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties involved in NEC contracts.

  • Prepare contract documents using the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract.

  • Apply the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract in practice and find satisfactory solutions to problems that may arise during a project.

It is important for professionals working in the construction and engineering industries to have a thorough understanding of NEC contracts, as they provide a legal framework for the procurement and execution of projects. By understanding the terms and provisions of NEC contracts, professionals can more effectively manage risk, avoid disputes, and ensure the successful completion of projects.

Obtain your certificate and differentiate yourself from others

Additionally, earning a certificate in Mastering NEC Contracts can help you advance your career and potentially open up new job opportunities. Many employers prioritize hiring candidates with advanced training and certifications, and having a certificate in Mastering NEC Contracts s can make you a more attractive candidate for these positions. Overall, earning a certificate in Mastering NEC Contracts can be a valuable investment in your career and can help you stand out to prospective employers.

A detailed look at the course contents that will be covered:

  • NEC3 & 4 Overview: This section will provide an overview of NEC3 and NEC4, including the purpose and development of these contracts, their objectives, and their key features. The section will also cover the endorsement and usage of NEC3 and NEC4, as well as the roles of participants in a project using these contracts. The section will also cover tools for managing change under NEC3 and NEC4, including the early warning procedure, compensation event procedures, and disputes.

  • Structure & Formation of the ECC3 & 4 & Contract Strategy: This section will cover the structure and formation of the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, including the process of completing an invitation to tender and the terms and conditions that apply to the project. The section will also cover the lump sum, rates, and quantities for the project, as well as the materials and objects on site, liability, indemnities, and insurances.

  • Contract Analysis & Interpretation (1 General): This section will cover the general principles of contract analysis and interpretation under NEC3 and NEC4, including the actions, terms, and communication requirements for the parties involved in the project. The section will also cover risk in the engineering and construction contract, as well as strategies for mitigating risk through early warning and change control.

  • Contract Analysis & Interpretation (2 Contractor’s Responsibilities): This section will cover the contractor’s obligations under NEC3 and NEC4, including subcontractors and personnel, as well as the employer’s access rights.

  • Contract Analysis & Interpretation (3 Time, 4 Defects & 5 Payment): This section will cover the timing and completion of the project, including stating and completion dates and the programme. The section will also cover finding and correcting defects, as well as the assessment of moneys due and payment under NEC3 and NEC4.

  • Contract Analysis & Interpretation (6 Compensation Events): This section will cover compensation events under NEC3 and NEC4, including the core events, events relating to physical conditions, and the notice, assessment, and implementation of compensation events.

  • Contract Analysis & Interpretation (7 Title & 8 Insurance): This section will cover the materials and objects on site, as well as the limitation of liability, indemnities, and insurances under NEC3 and NEC4.

  • Contract Analysis & Interpretation (9 Termination & Adjudication): This section will cover the termination of the contract and the procedures for settlement, as well as the role of the adjudicator and the adjudication process under NEC3 and NEC4. The section will also cover tribunal review.

What are the learning objectives of this course and how can they be applied to your job. 

  • By the end of this course, participating learners should be able to:

  • Grasp the purpose and objectives of the NEC3 and NEC4 contracts, and how they contribute to the effective management of simple low-risk projects.

  • Grasp the key clauses and processes of NEC3 and NEC4, including the contract data, defined costs, and works and site information.

  • Grasp the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in a project using NEC3 and NEC4.

  • Prepare tender documents to invite offers for minor projects using NEC3 and NEC4.

  • Use NEC3 and NEC4 to prepare contract documents for a project.

  • Grasp how to apply NEC3 and NEC4 in practice and effectively address problems that may arise during a project.

The future NEC Contracts in the Construction Industry and why this is an important skill to have

The NEC (National Engineering and Construction Council) is a UK-based organization that develops standard forms of contracts for construction and engineering projects. NEC contracts, including NEC3 and NEC4, are widely used in a variety of construction and engineering projects around the world, and are endorsed by professional organizations and industry bodies.

The NEC is constantly updating and improving its contracts to meet the changing needs of the construction and engineering industry. The NEC is currently in the process of developing NEC5, which is expected to be released in the near future. NEC5 will include new provisions and updates to reflect changes in the industry and to address emerging issues, such as sustainability and digital technologies.

It is important for professionals working in the construction and engineering industry to have a good understanding of NEC contracts, including NEC3 and NEC4, as these contracts are widely used and provide a standard framework for managing projects. Understanding NEC contracts can help professionals to effectively manage projects, communicate with stakeholders, and mitigate risks and disputes. Having this skill can also be beneficial for professionals who are seeking to advance their careers in the construction and engineering industry.

Accreditation earned on completion of this course:

Earning ECSA CPD points is valuable for professionals in the construction industry as it demonstrates their commitment to staying current and continuing their professional development. By completing this course and earning ECSA CPD points, professionals can showcase their dedication to best practices and expertise in Lean and Agile Principles.


Upon completing this course, professionals will earn 2 ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point and 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certificate holders. 

Recordings of the live sessions will be made available for attending delegates who miss a session due to load shedding. Please note that the course live sessions must be attended in order to qualify for your certificate. Recordings are only for review purposes.

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What's included in this course


2 ECSA CPD Points

Upon successful completion of this course, professionals will be eligible to earn CPD points from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). These points are important for maintaining professional status and demonstrating a commitment to ongoing learning and development


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate that you can add to your portfolio and showcase to prospective companies looking to hire professionals. This certificate can demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and help you stand out in the job market.


Live Online Training

A live webinar training is an interactive course that is conducted online in real-time. It allows professionals to participate remotely and engage with the instructor and other attendees through audio, video, and text-based communication. This accredited course will provide attendees with 3 months of access to recordings for review purposes after the live session has ended

Instalment Option

The option to pay for this course in two installments is available for professionals. The full balance must be paid in full seven days prior to the start of the course. If the balance is not paid before the start of the course, the delegate will not be permitted to attend the course and no refunds will be issued. It is important to note that all installment options are non-refundable. Please note that the installment option is only valid for professionals who register for the course more than two months in advance. If you register for the course less than two months in advance and have only one month remaining until the start of the course, the installment option will not be available and you will need to pay the full price.


Your Instructor

Dr. Daniel Basch

Daniel is an accomplished individual who holds LLB, BComm (Hons) and BEng (Hons) degrees from DMU. He is a skilled trainer and facilitator who has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which he uses to not only teach but also relate to others. He has a strong ability to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively, making him a proficient and engaging speaker. Throughout his career, Daniel has held various roles, including teacher, CEO of training companies, and lecturer at multiple universities. He has also been a member of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and the CompTia association, both of which value professionalism and ethical principles. Daniel has received extensive training in various fields, including overhead conductors, motor control gear, and Microsoft packages. He has a proven track record of successfully facilitating courses and modules on a wide range of topics, including business management, financial management, SAP, environmental management, payroll, and VAT. Daniel is known for his dedication to professional standards and his strong social and ethical principles

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Company Information

Tacit Skills is an registered CPD Accredited Training Provider

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