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NEC4 – the Elephant in the Room

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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.


I don’t feel this is just a personal opinion of something I want changed – I know this is a wide industry issue that needs addressing. Here is a copy of that article that considers the issue and how it could relatively easily be resolved to give clarity to the industry of the contract intent. Please share thoughts or comments of the article as to whether you agree with the problems outlined and if whether the proposed solution works.