Civil Engineering Law & Contract Management Course (NEC4), Birmingham

20 September, 2017 - 21 March, 2018

Venue address:

ICE West Midlands
5 Scotland Street
B1 2RR
United Kingdom

About this event

Please note: this event is now fully booked. Please contact Daniel Stanyard at: to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Civil engineers have to deal with more and more issues around contracts, so it's vital to understand how the law and practices work.

This course is designed to improve your understanding of contracts. It covers contractual conditions, their legal framework and the management procedure you need to successfully complete projects.

Course Aims

  • To explain the English legal system and its application to civil engineering contracts.
  • To explain the contents of the contract documents, the contract procedure, the reasons why disputes arise and how they can be resolved.
  • To prepare candidates for the ICE Law and Contract Management Examination.

Course Outline

There are two modules, and each has its own exam:

  1. Law module – is divided into Law of Contract, Law of Tort and Law of Evidence. Upon completion, you'll have a solid understanding of the legal framework in which the Conditions of Contracts sit.
  2. Management of contracts module – is aimed at graduate engineers with practical experience. It will concentrate on questions around the NEC4 family of contracts and the Infrastructure Conditions of Contact

Why take part?

The course is suitable for engineers and associated professionals in both civil engineering and construction. It can be seen either as support for project management or the first stage for qualification as an arbitrator. The course has been approved by the ICE as being a suitable preparation for their examination. The full course (including examination preparation) will require of the order of 120 hours of study time. The course will follow the ICE's published syllabus.

If you're working towards your Chartered Professional Review, passing the exam will help to develop your commercial awareness.

For graduates on approved training schemes, the course could be worth up to five days' approved training per module (at the discretion of your supervising civil engineer)

Fees and Enrolment

We have held our prices for 2017-18 courses and as such the following rates apply. Please note that it is the individual delegates' responsibility to confirm if they are the 2nd or 3rd delegate from their company and pay the appropriate fee. ICE will not reimburse any misbooked rates and will review all 2nd and 3rd delegate rates to confirm they meet ICE requirements.

  • 1st delegate £667
  • 2nd delegate from the same organisation £622
  • 3rd and subsequent delegates from the same organisation £595

All prices are inclusive of VAT. All ICE members receive 10% discount on the above prices (please register with your membership number to benefit from discount).

New for 2017

ICE is offering modules 1 and 2 as individual short courses each of 11 weeks in length. The costs for each module are as listed below.

Module 1: Law (September – December 2017)
£311 fee per delegate

Module 2: Contract management (NEC4) (January – March 2018)
£455 fee per delegate (additional cost covers the ECC bundle of NEC4 contracts given to each delegate)

All prices are inclusive of VAT. All ICE members receive 10% discount on the above prices (please register with your membership number to benefit from discount).

Event materials

The following materials are available for download: