NEC3 Conference 2012 – Latest Agenda

Date: Tuesday 26th June Location: K&L Gates Offices, near St Pauls, London Final_agenda_- 26th June 2012 I am pleased to announce that the agenda for the 2012 NEC3 Conference – “Project Planning / Management under the NEC form of contract” is now finalised. Click on the link above to see the agenda in full. It […]

New article on the use of the programme within NEC3

Newsletter 57 – Get with the Programme As an industry we still need to step up to the plate in terms of understanding the importance of the use of the programme during the life of the project. NEC3 tries to steer the parties down the right road to produce the programme to a certain level […]

What would you want to see in NEC4?

I have just added a link (as below) to a document that has been produced following discussions with LinkedIn group members as to what they think NEC3 would benefit from in the way of changes and enhancements to the existing contracts. This document has been issued to the NEC panel/user group for consideration when assessing […]

December Public NEC3 Training Courses

The following NEC3 training courses are being run in December in central London: 2nd December – Programme workshop (see training section for course content) 6th December – Intro to NEC3 For further details on either of these courses please contact [email protected]

Project Controls Expo – 9/10th November 2011, London

Project Controls is at the heart of the NEC contract, in terms of managing flow of communications, managing programme, managing change and managing costs. I am presenting a session on “Managing a programme under the NEC form of contract” at this weeks Project Controls expo. Over the two days (9/10th November) there will be various […]

“Planned Completion” verses “Completion Date”

It still amazes me how many projects I see where not only are they not administering their programme to anything like its full potential, but are not even showing the subtle difference between planned Completion and Completion Date on the programme. They are separate bullet requirements under clause 31.2, so by default must be different […]

Licenced NEC3 Contract Management Software

Use of an online or server based management system can be an excellent tool to keep on top of the processes required within the NEC contracts. These systems if set up correctly will assist project teams in generating the required notices and then tracking the response periods from either party in each case. Various reports […]

Think before you Z clause…

The NEC contracts are intended to be concise and where necessary employers can add additions to it or amend the existing conditions to suit their requirements within their organisation or within their industry. Do remember however that the NEC contracts were 8 years in development and now 17 years in existence, during which period the contract […]