Date(s) - November 11, 2022
7:00 am - 9:00 am

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30th Monthly Presentation 

Friday, November 11th, 2022;  7:00- 9:00 AM US Pacific Time

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Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in Infrastructure Projects and Contracting Methods

The presentation will start with the concept of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), its benefits, and problems. It will show the different ways in which contracts in general can be used to affect ECI. It will then move on to the details as to how ECI can be put in place in an NEC Engineering and Construction target contract with the NEC’s secondary option X22, which is specifically designed for ECI.

Richard Patterson, the main speaker of the event, is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), and a procurement professional and NEC specialist with more than 33 years of experience.  He is associated with the Global engineering firm Mott MacDonald. Richard was part of the drafting team for NEC4, has been part of the ICE’s working group on procurement, contracts, and carbon/net zero, and was one of the four-person teams that developed NEC’s recently released secondary option X29, Climate change.

Richard is very keen on getting NEC used more widely and has given NEC training in Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Qatar, Peru, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, and the USA.

Richard has contributed to two NEC books, had 7 NEC papers published in ICE’s Proceedings, and sat on the Editorial Advisory Panel of the ICE’s journal, Management, Procurement and Law.  He is also a frequent contributor to the NEC website and newsletter (52 articles at the last count!). Most of his articles are linked from his LinkedIn page at:


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