NEC training in South Africa

The NEC system has become the market leader in contracts for the procurement of works services and supply in the Engineering and Construction Sector.  However before compiling, tendering to or administering an NEC contract it is essential to undergo NEC training.

NEC documents have been designed to incorporate the principles of modern project management which, if applied correctly, ensure both client and supplier of the best possible outcome from their procurement activity. NEC contracts are different to the more traditional contracts being drafted as a set of procedures for the management of time, cost and quality which are to be carried out by role players named in the contract.

Training in the understanding and application of those management procedures is an essential pre-requisite to their effective application. With Andrew Baird being one of the original NEC system designers and a member of the NEC Drafting Panel since inception he is in the unique position of being able to provide delegates with the best possible training experience.

We have been awarded NEC Commercial Partner status by ICE-UK for delivery in Southern Africa of NEC’s accredited training programmes.

NEC training online

ECS has been providing mainly in house training on NEC contracts throughout Southern Africa and Europe since 1996 with excellent feedback from thousands of delegates who have attended. We offer training in two or one day modules ranging from a general introduction to the complete NEC3 system of contracts and the flagship NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contact (ECC3) to detailed ‘on job’ one day workshops on the main procedures within the ECC3 and one or two day training events on the other contracts in the NEC3 family.

We will soon be able to offer clients access to on line delegate awareness testing for the contracts they have been trained on which will generate random questions and immediate results on completion. ECS is an approved CPD Provider in terms of the Engineering Council of South Africa requirements and most of our events qualify for 2 or 1 day CPD credits.

Please contact us for a detailed proposal which we will tailor to your specific organisation or project requirements.

*The trainer is well experienced in this broad subject.   *He demonstrated excellent facilitation skills that increases competence level of participants.  * Referencing practical stories was superb.  *Excellent training guides and presentation.   *The trainer demonstrated extensive knowledge in contract management with practical stories.

      Sierra Rutile Limited


Training is offered ONLINE, or Face to Face by request

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Prof Tinus Maritz is a Registered Professional Quantity Surveyor, a life member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors and a fellow member of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa). He has vast experience in practice and academia, specialising in the field of construction law during the latter part of his career.

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Uwe Putlitz qualified as an Architect at the University of the Witwatersrand and subsequently awarded the first M.Sc Building. He practiced as an Architect and/or as a Project Manager for various firms and as managing member of Building Strategy Network until 2000 when he was appointed as CEO of the Joint Building Contacts Committee (JBCC) until his retirement in 2019.

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Introduction to NEC3 and ECC3  – 2 days

Introduction to NEC4 ans ECC4  – 2 days

Introduction to PSC3 – 1 day

Introduction to PSC4 – 1 day

NEC3 and NEC4 compared – 1 day

JBCC – 2 days

Contract and Commercial Management

Forensic Planning – 2 days

Key Success Factors for Capital Projects – 1 day

Risk Management – 1 day

Project Management – 1 day

NEC Accredited Project Management – 4 days

Specification Writing for Construction and Engineering Projects – 1 day

Effective Contract Administration – 1 day