Walk-In NEC Clinic with Dr Stuart Kings

Looking to develop your understanding of the NEC contract?

Our Walk-in NEC Clinic is here to help.

Open to all clients, contractors, consultants and the wider built environment sector, our exclusive webinar series will provide top tips, best practice and answers to the most current questions associated with NEC ECC.

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Webinars

The series is free-to-attend and will be hosted by NEC expert and drafter, Dr Stuart Kings. Sessions will take place monthly, with each focusing on a different area of the NEC contract that you could be maximising.

Effective management of early warnings & how to avoid the common pitfalls

03/03/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Effective management of early warnings & how to avoid the common pitfalls

03/03/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Explanation of the early warning process
  • Getting the right culture
  • Remedies for not following
  • Top tips

Using the best practice ECC checklist (provided as part of the webinar)

07/04/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Using the best practice ECC checklist (provided as part of the webinar)

07/04/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Introduction to the ECC checklist
  • How & when to use it
  • Key actions that get overlooked
  • Summary

Programme management (part 1): Who owns float, time risk allowance & terminal float?

05/05/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Programme management (part 1): Who owns float, time risk allowance & terminal float?

05/05/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • A straight forward explanation as to who owns float, time risk allowance & terminal float
  • Key clauses
  • Example programmes
  • Top tips

Programme management (part 2): How to assess compensation events

09/06/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Programme management (part 2): How to assess compensation events

09/06/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • The three step process for assessing compensation events
  • Which programme to use
  • The dividing date
  • Top tips

Managing quality – common pitfalls & problems to avoid

07/07/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Managing quality – common pitfalls & problems to avoid

07/07/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • New quality amendments in ECC4
  • Understanding the defects date, defect correction period and the definition of a Defect
  • Common pitfalls
  • Top tips

How to change the risk allocation – best practice & pitfalls to avoid

01/09/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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How to change the risk allocation – best practice & pitfalls to avoid

01/09/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Understanding the two main Contractor risk items – physical conditions & weather
  • Client risks in the contract
  • How to change the risk allocation – two methods
  • Summary

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Correct assessment of compensation events: forecast v. actual cost

06/10/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Correct assessment of compensation events: forecast v. actual cost

06/10/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Understanding the dividing date
  • Which definition of cost to use
  • Key clauses that apply to the assessment
  • Common pitfalls

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A practical run through the secondary Options & when to use them

03/11/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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A practical run through the secondary Options & when to use them

03/11/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Run through the seconday Options
  • Applying ‘what if scenarios’
  • Using the Volume 2 guidance
  • Aligning selection to the project objectives
  • Summary

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When to use Option A or C: a practical review of both main Options & when to use

01/12/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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When to use Option A or C: a practical review of both main Options & when to use

01/12/2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Common
  • misconceptions of Options A & C
  • Pro’s & Con’s of each
  • When to use Option A
  • When to use Option C
  • Potential Z clauses
  • Summary

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Maximising project success: How to launch a successful ECC project

05/01/2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Maximising project success: How to launch a successful ECC project

05/01/2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • How to get the right culture & understanding
  • Things to do at project commencement
  • Key actions that get forgotten
  • Remedies if key items are not undertaken

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Things that get forgotten: How to successfully close out an ECC project

02/02/2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Things that get forgotten: How to successfully close out an ECC project

02/02/2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Key actions to complete a project
  • Division of role between the Project Manager & Supervisor
  • New items in ECC4
  • Final assessments under ECC4
  • Summary

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Meet the host

Dr Stuart Kings is an NEC4 drafter and co-author of NEC3 and NEC4 Practical Solutions. With over 20 years’ experience working in the healthcare and construction sectors, he’s provided NEC consultancy services on some of the UK’s biggest construction projects.

During this series you’ll gain an insight into the NEC contract that’s not available anywhere else.

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