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SURVEY: State of the Industry – NEC Contracts

As part of this years annual NEC People conference (18th June, 2024) we are carrying out potentially what we hope will be the biggest survey […]

There is no such thing as concurrency under an NEC Contract!

That is a bold statement isn’t it, but broadly speaking I believe this to be true. It is other forms of contract that use this […]

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Negative Float on an NEC Contract Programme

There are many misconceptions about this topic which this blog post will try to clear up. There are some Clients that actually state within their […]

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Benefits of a programme at tender stage

There are so many good reasons for a Contractor to submit a thoroughly detailed programme at tender stage. Often it will be a tender requirement […]

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Clause 63.1 and “actual” versus “forecast” Defined Cost when assessing a compensation event

It appears to be a quite common misconception that if compensation event works have been carried out and the quotation not been agreed, that the […]

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Top ten most important/favourite NEC4 clauses

Someone asked me recently on a training session what is my favourite clause within the contract. I said it was difficult to pick out a […]

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Which programme should be used as the “baseline”?

I regularly get asked which programme should be used as the “baseline” in our NEC training sessions. There are two occasions when it will be necessary […]

Covid-19 Compensation Event clause

Before we knew anything about Covid-19, the effects would be claimable by the Contractor as a compensation event under clause 60.1(19) as a “force majeure” […]

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Golden Rules for GMH Planning Academy Planners

Under NEC contracts it is imperative to have an Accepted programme every period. Not always easy on our fast paced construction projects where there is […]

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NEC Option A – Don’t Get Caught Out

Still amazes me how people get caught out with NEC option A activity schedule-based contracts. Here are a few golden rules with regards to the […]

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VIDEO: Project Controls Expo 2017- NEC4 Presentation

Here is the presentation I ran jointly with Hezron Ricketts from Th3rdCurve at the 2017 Project Controls Expo. The session explored some of the changes […]

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GMH Planning Academy Launched

This month sees the launch of our GMH Planning Academy. This academy will provide experienced verified planners to our clients to meet their full/part time […]

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NEC4 Professional Services Contract (PSC) – Review of changes

Here is a review from GMH Planning Ltd of the significant changes within the NEC4 Professional Services Contract (PSC) contract compared to that of the […]

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NEC4 ECC & ECSC – Review of Changes

We have just published the first of our free guides as to a detailed clause by clause review of the changes introduced within the NEC4 […]

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Project Controls Expo – 16th November 2017

I am pleased to announce that I am speaking at this years Project Controls Expo and GMH Planning will be a Gold Sponsor for this […]

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Changes to NEC4 recommended by NEC People forum

From our NEC People conference output in 2015 we gave a 23 point list of changes that as a group we wanted to see in […]

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VIDEO: NEC People Conference Videos 2017

NEC People Conference 2017 Playlist Unfortunately due to their rules on marketing (which we totally understand and respect) the excellent keynote presentation from Ken Owen […]

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A warm welcome to NEC4, but there is an elephant in the room

Yesterday I along with a few hundred others attended the official launch of NEC4. This is a very welcome development as like anything NEC needs […]

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NEC4 is nearly here!

Here is a summary of some of the key changes that are coming within the NEC4 contracts when they are launched at the end of […]

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Why would we consider running a project without a dedicated planning resource?

We all know how essential under NEC3 contracts the programme is. There is a much more stringent requirement on what a programme should include, and […]

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Contractual answer to various programme scenarios?

I am mindful of putting together a guide for certain situations associated with programme acceptance. I actually don’t think there is a set of rules […]