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NEC4 CECA Bulletin No 6: The importance of a regular Accepted Programme

GMH Planning in conjunction with CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors Association) are producing a series of monthly bulletins focusing each month on an aspect of NEC contracts that their members should take particular attention to. The sixth bulletin in our series is about the importance of a regular Accepted Programme, for which you can download a […]

    2019 NEC4 amendment to clause 63.5

    Without trying to sound to corny this article is a bit of closure for me in my quest for clarification to the industry of how to assess change against the last Accepted Programme under NEC contracts. I have written previous articles on what NEC3 contracts must mean in this regards, and then commented on what […]

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      NEC People Conference 2020: Celebrating Success

      We are pleased to announce that registration for this years London conference on the 16th June is now open. You can find the agenda by clicking on the agenda below. This is an invite only conference and invites are currently out to sponsor guests, but you can express your interest in attending this conference by […]

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        NEC4 Amendments – Jan 2019

        NEC have just issued some amendments to the NEC4 suite of contracts. On the whole they are corrections of typo’s or terminology rather than anything fundamental and you can download the full list here. One significant amendment however is the correction now to clause 63.5. NEC4 when it was first published in 2017 added a […]

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          NEC4 Practice Note 1 – Rules for assessing compensation events against an Accepted Programme

          Finally we have a guidance note as to how to assess compensation events against the last Accepted Programme and what should first be taken into account. It won’t always be easy, particularly when the last Accepted Programme is several months old but at least for the first time we have clear direction as to what […]

            NEC 4 Professional Services Contract PSC

            NEC4 PSC- Detailed review of NEC4 Professional Services contract changes compared to NEC3

            Here is the GMH Planning detailed guide as to the most important changes within the new NEC4 version of the Professional Services Contract. For those who are pretty familiar with the NEC3 version then you should find this document very useful to understand what the main changes are that have come about within NEC4. Each […]

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              NEC4 ECC – Detailed review of NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract changes from NEC3

              Here is the GMH Planning detailed guide as to the most important changes within the new NEC4 version of Engineering and Construction Contract. If you are fairly familiar with the NEC3 version then you will find this guide a very useful summary as to what you need to know is different within NEC4. Each of […]

                NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract Short Contract ECSC

                NEC4 ECSC – Detailed review of NEC4 Engineering and Construction Short Contract changes from NEC3

                Here is the GMH Planning detailed guide as to the most important changes within the new NEC4 version of Engineering and Construction Short Contract. If you are fairly familiar with the NEC3 version then you will find this guide a very useful summary as to what you need to know is different within NEC4. Each […]

                  NEC4 – the Elephant in the Room

                  Back in 2013 I wrote an article that exposed issues within NEC contracts as to what programme you should use when assessing compensation events and what you should take into account when making that assessment. The hope was that this would be addressed once NEC4 was published. NEC4 has now been published. The issue remains. […]

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                    LinkedIn NEC People Discussions – June 2016-May 2017

                    Here is a hyperlinked list of all of the discussions held within the group between June 2016 and May 2017. Linked In Discussion Archive Jun 16-May 17 Hope you find this useful.

                      NEC4 Contracts Pack

                      NEC4 Overview document

                      Here is a link to the NEC4 Overview guide from Thomas Telford highlighting the main changes with the NEC4 family of contracts. I have then summarised this document into a one and a half page summary of the main headlines:

                        NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract

                        The importance of always having a regularly Accepted Programme in place

                        Here is an article that has gone into the NEC3 Usergroup newsletter which looks at some of the reasons that programmes are not accepted and why it is so important to overturn this trend. It considers six common reasons for rejection and considers their validity and how both parties can/should prevent this from happening, as […]