Seminar on Project Audit on NEC Contracts

Seminar on Project Audit on NEC Contracts

Organised by the HKICA and HKIE Civil Division

 Date, Time

13 May 2023 (Saturday), 9:30am –11:30am


9/F Island Beverley No. 1 Great George Street Causeway Bay Hong Kong.

Hybrid (Face-to-face and online via Zoom)

Programme Highlight

 Project audit is the means to provide assurance to clients that their NEC contract is being properly managed, that the parties are doing what the contract requires them to do. This seminar will look at what provisions NEC contracts provide for auditing and what other auditing needs to take place.


Guest Speaker

Robert Gerrard, Senior NEC consultants at Thomas Telford Ltd. His bio is attached.



Free of charge




The number of participants is limited to 70 to join at the HKIE Headquarters and 500 via Zoom.  Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.  Please register by completing the Google form at link  (here) or accessing the website

The deadline for registration is 9 May 2023.  Only successful participants will receive a confirmation email on or before 11 May 2023. Attendance certificate will be issued after attending the talk.


For enquiries, please contact Ir Victor KY LO at 9082 9265 or by email at




Senior NEC Consultant and Secretary, NEC Users’ Group

Accredited Mediator and Dispute Resolution Adviser

Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Adjudication Centre

Senior Certified Adjudicator at the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute


Robert specialises in NEC contracts, both setting these up and successfully managing them. He has 40 years’ experience in contract management and carries out training and consultancy around the world. Robert is based in Hong Kong and works as a Senior Consultant for Thomas Telford Limited.

He is an examiner for the Institution of Civil Engineers Certificate in Law and Contract Management course and has also held the position of NEC Users’ Group Secretary from 2006 to date. Robert was an NEC4 Contract Drafter, part of the NEC3 contracts working group and an Accredited NEC4 ECC Project Manager.

Robert’s publications include NEC3 and NEC4 Compared (2017), NEC2 and NEC3 Compared (2005), joint author in NEC4 Avoiding and Resolving Disputes (2019), NEC4 Practical Solutions (2017) and NEC3 Practical Solutions (2015).

He can be contacted on or by WhatsApp +852 6583 5864.