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A Positive Approach to Early Warnings – CECA Bulletin 42

Next month we will be issuing a very important bulletin sharing a review of the ‘state of the industry’ regarding the practical application and experience […]

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NEC People Conference Agenda – 18th June 2024

We are very pleased to announce the agenda for this years NEC People conference being held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, Tower Hill […]

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X20 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – CECA Bulletin 41

NEC X20 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) allow a Client to create performance measurements to encourage a Contractor to act or perform in a certain way to help achieve wider Client objectives.

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Secondary Option “Y” Clauses (Glenn Hide & Barry Trebes) – CECA Bulletin 40

Where a Client has decided to use an Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) with a Contractor, they would need to choose one primary option (A/B/C/D/E/F) […]

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Role of the Project Manager – CECA Bulletin 39

The Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) is an agreement between the Client and the Contractor as the named Parties. The contract goes on to identify […]

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VIDEO: NEC People Conference 2023 – Highlights

Highlights video reel from our 2023 London NEC People conference so you can get a taste of what is in store if you come to […]

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Z clauses that could significantly alter risk profile – CECA Bulletin 38

Although the NEC Contract was meant in its base form to be applicable for all construction projects some Clients may still feel the need to […]

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Top Ten NEC4 ECC Clauses – CECA Bulletin 37

For many people trying to understand a contract can appear to be a bit daunting and even unnerving given some of the unfamiliar language that […]

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Payments – CECA Bulletin 36

Section 5 is the main section of the contract that deals with payments and general commercial matters. Contractors need to make a sustainable margin on […]

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SLIDES: NEC People Conference – Leeds 2023

Following our successful northern NEC People Conference held recently in Leeds, we are pleased to share the slides of the main presentations that were delivered […]

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NEC4 Engineering & Construction Subcontract (ECS) – Detailed review of changes

Here is the GMH Planning detailed guide as to the most important changes within the new NEC4 version of Engineering and Construction Subcontract (ECS). If […]

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Common misconceptions associated when administering NEC contracts – CECA Bulletin 35

There are some common misconceptions held by individuals or even whole project teams that wrongly assume how a particular clause or process should be understood […]

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VIDEO: NEC People Conference 2023 – London

We are very pleased to announce the release of the videos from our 2023 NEC People conference from June. We apologise for the delay in […]

Northern NEC People Conference – Leeds, 7th November 2023

Please find below the final agenda for our NEC People Conference which is running at the University of Leeds on the 7th November 2023. If […]

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Periods for response in NEC contracts – CECA Bulletin 34

Good communication flow, transparency and auditability should be key features when administering any construction contract. NEC4 deliberately puts processes in place during the life of […]

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Dictionary definitions versus contractual definitions – CECA Bulletin 33

NEC Contract focus month 33 – Dictionary definitions versus contractual definitions Everyone knows that contracts and the rules within them are there to be followed […]

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CECA Bulletin 32 – Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC)

The most common contract used between the Client and Contractor for construction/building type works is the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC). However, when a project […]

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CECA Bulletin 31 – Disallowed Costs

NEC Contract focus month 31 – Disallowed Costs Within options C, D,E & F of the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), the Contractor is […]

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NEC4 CECA/GMH Planning Bulletins – master list

Here is a master list of all of the CECA/GMH Planning bulletins we have produced to date as of July 2023 all of which are […]

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CECA Bulletin 30 – Contractual milestones to show on a programme

The current forms of contract within the NEC family place a much greater significance on the importance of the programme and on the specific content […]

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CECA Bulletin 29 – Focus on Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) options E & F

The main contract between the Client and Contractor for general building/construction type projects is the Engineering and Construction Contract. It is subdivided into options, of […]

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