NEC Contracts – WLC, DBO, and DBFO, Inverness

21 February, 2017 | 17:30 - 20:00

NEC Contracts – WLC, DBO, and DBFO, Inverness

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NEC Contracts focussing selecting based on whole life cost (WLC). This lecture will also consider design build operate (DBO) and design build finance operate (DFBO)/PPP.

A great opportunity to ask an expert on NEC.

Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.


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Richard Patterson, BA MBA CEng MICE

Richard Patterson

Richard Patterson has 27 years' experience with consultant, Mott MacDonald. He graduated from Cambridge University in Engineering and has an MBA. He is a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Since becoming chartered he has specialised in procurement. His experience includes mainly water related projects around the world, typically using FIDIC contacts and generally funded by the development banks; project finance PPP projects in water and wastewater, in the UK and worldwide; NEC Contracts – he has specialised in the use of NEC contracts for 20 years and is one of Mott MacDonald's NEC specialists, giving advice and delivering specialist training in all aspects of the NEC.

Richard was part of a three-person team for NEC that developed an adaptation of NEC for Design, Build Operate (DBO) contracts at the request of the Asian Development Bank. He has sat on the Editorial Panel of ICE's Proceedings, Management, Procurement and Law since 2009 and is now its deputy chair.

He has published a number of articles and papers on various aspects of the NEC contracts. His paper with Barry Trebes on 'NEC for DFBO' won the 'Parkman Medal' for the best paper in Management, Procurement, and Law in 2015.