NEC Users’ Group Workshop: Z Clauses and NEC Active leadership, Glasgow

6 December, 2016 | 08:30 - 17:00

Venue address:

Scottish Engineering
105 West George Street
G2 1QL
United Kingdom

About this event

The workshop is designed to support NEC contracts and projects through effective use of additional clauses (Z Clauses) and active leadership. The aim is to support NEC practitioners for all contracts whatever their role and whatever the stage of their tender or project.

Why attend?

The workshops are designed to:

  • Support effective use of Z Clauses in NEC contracts by
  • Clarifying the purpose and role of Z clauses in NEC contracts
  • Enabling users to share and discuss experiences of the use of Z clauses
  • Setting out a step by step good practice guide to drafting Z clauses
  • Providing feedback to NEC on supporting users on the use of Z clauses
  • Facilitate successful delivery of NEC projects by
  • Considering the leadership and management skills which contribute to successful NEC contracts
  • Highlighting good practice examples of team structures and processes
  • Identifying critical stakeholders, their role and engagement methodologies

Who should attend?

Open to NEC Users' Group members and others, these workshops are ideal learning and professional development experiences for those who are or their organisation is:

  • Developing an NEC contract for tender
  • Preparing to respond to an NEC based tender
  • Delivering a project or managing a service under an NEC contract as a Project Manager, Supervisor, or Service Manager
  • Advising, managing, leading or directing a team delivering a project or managing a service under an NEC contract as a Contractor or an Employer


Early bird rate £275 (until 30 Sep 2016)
Normal rate £325

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Barry Trebes

Barry is an NEC Consultant and Director of his own consultancy Trebes Consultancy Ltd. Since 1983, his experience has ranged across a wide variety of projects including airport, rail, water, power and commercial developments and includes, most notably, the Stansted Airport development, the Heathrow Express Rail Link, CTRL, East London Line and a number of PFI/PPP contracts including the LUL PPP Contract.

His first encounter with the NEC was in 1992 as senior commercial manager on the Heathrow Express Rail Link project working as a consultant for BAA plc (the earliest major user of NEC). Barry's immense experience of NEC projects has led to him providing training and mentoring to clients, contractors and professional organisations throughout the industry. As Managing Director of Needlemans he initiated in 1998 the first ever web system named Contract Change Management (CCM) for the management of NEC contracts with MPS Limited.

Publications: co-author BSI PD BS 6079 part 4 "Project Management in the Construction Industry" 2006, Co-author of "Managing Reality" a 5 book set on the practical management of NEC ECC contracts 2005, 2012, "NEC3 ECC : Role of the Supervisor" 2016, one of the authors of 'How to write the PSC Scope" 2013, co-author "Global Risk assessment Strategic Planning" 2016.