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NEC 4 Professional Services Contract PSC

NEC4 Professional Services Contract – review of changes from NEC3

Here is a review from GMH Planning Ltd of the significant changes within the NEC4 PSC contract compared to that of the NEC3 version. We have not identified every single change, but picked out the main differences that if you are relatively experienced with NEC3 you should know/understand if you are to embark on an […]

NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract

NEC4 ECC and ECSC guides to key differences

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 versions of the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and the Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC). We hope you find these useful! Watch out later in the month for similar […]

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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 excellent event. Being held at the Emirates also happens to be held at the best football team in the country – which is clearly a bonus (unless of course you […]

NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract

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 NEC4. Of that list there were three items I was not precious about (but it was not just my list!) so for me there was a core of 20 items. […]

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NEC People – Conference Videos 2017

The videos from the 2017 conference are now available to view/download. Here is a link to the posted videos from the day, which are: 1) Glenn Hide – Welcome note and introduction to key features of NEC42) David Morrice – Crossrail and the effective application of NEC3) Neil Earnshaw – How to effectively tackle risk […]

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 to keep pace with new ideas or better ways of doing things. NEC4 brings some great new changes, pondering over others, but most importantly from my perspective frustrated that one […]

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NEC4 Overview Workshop – 12th July 2017

We have scheduled our first NEC4 Overview workshop for Wednesday 12th July in central London so you will be among the first people to see and discuss the new contracts in detail. This is a public session so you will join other people from the industry which always makes for a very useful session from […]

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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 June this year. Some very welcome inclusions that should enhance even further the benefits and practicalities that these contracts are trying to achieve for the industry. Some of the headline […]

BuiltIntelligence NEC People 20th June Conference Agenda

NEC3 Conference agenda 2017 (final version)   We are very excited to announce our finalised agenda for our Built Intelligence NEC People conference on Tuesday 20th June, We have an excellent balance of speakers and interactive sessions for those who attend and the full agenda is attached below. Invites are already out to speakers, sponsors […]

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 that the programme is to be formally accepted by the Project Manager. There is then the requirement for this programme to be regularly updated and again accepted (or rejected) which […]

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 that fits all “what-if” scenarios that can happen within a programme, but I think we can have some clearer guidance for both Contractors and Employers. What should the “programme rules” […]

Why are Universities not teaching NEC form of Contract

Why are universities not teaching about NEC forms of contract?

Whenever I run a NEC training course I typically get people in the room to introduce themselves and their roles within their companies, I am always quite excited to hear someone has just left university or currently at university. I get to ask them my favorite question, which is “do they/did they teach you about […]