NEC and the Journey to Net Zero

NEC and the Journey to Net Zero

19th Oct 2023 8am - 10am
British Summer Time

at Glamorgan Building (Cardiff University)

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2023-10-19 08:00:00 2023-10-19 10:00:00 Europe/London NEC and the Journey to Net Zero Committee Room 1, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AP


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The race for achieving net zero is high on everyone’s agenda, especially those working in procurement. In this branch event, we debunk some of the myths around decarbonisation and gain a deepened understanding of how to embed sustainability in procurement with further insights on how NEC contracts are managed at Mott McDonald

You will hear an overview of the new NEX X29 Clause (Climate Change) and understand how you can use and apply this in your procurement activity and contracts to achieve sustainable outcomes for your organisation.

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Committee Room 1, Glamorgan Building (Cardiff University), King, Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AP

The venue is a short walk from Cathays train station. Paid street parking is available nearby


Ben Skinner

Senior Carbon Management Consultant and Chartered Environmentalist, 

Ben is accomplished at completing and leading the climate change assessment within EIA looking at climate resilience and carbon emissions. Experienced in managing carbon for projects, programme of projects and organisations, involving carbon assessments, workshops, developing new processes and production of carbon management plans. Ben recently supported both the Environment Agency and National Highways in the implementation of their net zero plans, including alignment with PAS 2080 

Richard Patterson 

NEC4 Drafter and Procurement /NEC Specialist, Mott Mcdonald 

Richard is a chartered civil engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) and procurement and NEC specialist and has been with global development, engineering and management consultant, Mott MacDonald for 34 years.

Richard leads on NEC for Mott MacDonald and delivers in-house and client training and training for NEC Training, including their 4-day ECC Project Manager accreditation course

Richard is very keen on getting NEC used worldwide and 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 (63 articles at the last count!). Most of his articles can be found on his LinkedIn page.