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 […]

What levels of “mitigation” are an obligation under the contract to assess a CE

I have recently posted a question on LinkedIn questioning the level of mitigation that is expected/obligated by the Contractor in assessing a CE. I am looking at producing a publication/eBook next year of which this will form a chapter (if not a book all on its own!)). I will be interested on your thoughts on […]

What is so wrong about being “contractual”?

Do you remember the days when the word “contractual” was a swear word and had negative connotations? What do you mean it still is? Isn’t it sad that we are still in a position that despite NEC3 contracts being written much more constructively and proactively they are still tarnished with the same brush as other […]

Removal of compensation events as a Z clause

  I have seen a run of different amendments recently where Employers are removing some of the reasons that the Contractor can claim a compensation event i.e. deleting some of the reasons in clause 60.1. The Employer is obviously “allowed” to make any changes they want accepting that it will alter the Contractors risk profile […]

The Art of Delegation under NEC3

Project Manager delegation is so important to have in place so the receiver of the instruction knows they should be acting on that instruction

How to REALLY get compensation events implemented

How to REALLY get compensation events implemented

A guide to “how to really get Compensation Events Implemented” – ideas and solutions from 60 or so people.