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NEC4: recent updates and developments

Event organised by ICE

26 February 2024
17:30 - 20:00 GMT
Custom House
Belfast, BT1 3ET
United Kingdom

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Patrick Waterhouse, director of Bowden Consulting Ltd, will take you through the lessons that the industry has learned in the 7 years of working with NEC4 contracts.

The talk will answer questions such as:

  • Have the new processes had the desired effect?
  • Do the new early warnings work?
  • Are the incentives for the contractor to collaborate having any effect?
  • How do the new climate change clauses work? Do they work? 

The new alliance contract and facilities management contracts have filled holes in the NEC4 suite. Patrick will explain all of these based on his experience of working with some of the industry’s leading players and as a mediator and adjudicator dealing with disputes.

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

We are RICS. Everything we do is designed to effect positive change in the built and natural environments.


Patrick Waterhouse

Patrick Waterhouse

Bowdon Consulting Ltd


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Patrick Waterhouse

Patrick Waterhouse is a chartered civil engineer and chartered quantity surveyor. 

He is a mediator, adjudicator, expert witness and expert determiner. His work as a dispute resolver tends to involve high value disputes and often NEC contracts. He is on the panels of 10 nominating bodies including ICE and RICS.  He is vice Chair of the ICE Dispute Resolution Committee. 

He also works as a contract advisor and training consultant.