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Get with the Programme…

Newsletter 57 – Get with the Programme Successful management of the programme under an NEC3 contract is so much more than just checking compliance with clause 31.2. It is about attitude and management processes to ensure that the programme is fully utilised by the project team. The requirements of the contract should become second nature to […]

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    LinkedIn Conference Output – Enhancements to NEC3

    Potential Enhancements to NEC3 Following a session at the May 2011 LinkedIn conference, delegates suggested a number of matters that could be changed, added to or expanded upon to enhance the existing NEC3 suite of contracts. This attachment is the development of that list into a concise list of the more meaningful changes that potentially […]

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      Overview Guide to the ECS Contract

      ECS High Level Quick User Guide This simple guide lists out the key sections and clauses of the ECS contract and shows readers where particular topics or elements are within the contract. This should be useful in particular to new users of the contract and give them a faster way to find their way around […]

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        ECC Early Warning process flowchart

        Early Warning process map The early warning process is a very simple system but one that is often misunderstood and mismanaged by on or other party on an ECC project. This simple process chart reminds readers of the process of becoming aware of an event that could affect the project and how they are closed […]

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          Overview guide to the ECC contract

          ECC High Level User Guide This simple guide lists out the key sections and clauses of the ECC contract and shows readers where particular topics or elements are within the contract. This should be useful in particular to new users of the contract and give them a faster way to find their way around the contract.

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            What do you price at tender stage – the Bill of Quantities or the Works Information?

            An item that is included within the works information is clearly missing from the bill of quantities. How is this managed under an ECC form of contract?

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              Managing a programme under the NEC form of contract

              A well thought out, detailed contractor’s programme should be used such that is a proactive management tool for both managing the works on a day-to-day basis, and a mechanism to demonstrate the effects and hence entitlement (if any) when change occurs.

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                Programme effects of an early warning

                NEC3 used to require that the effect of notified early warnings should be shown on a programme issued for acceptance, before that requirement was deleted in the June 2006 amendments. What does this mean in terms of what should be shown on the programme in terms of early warnings?

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                  Producing an NEC3 Programme

                  A well thought out, detailed contractor’s programme should be used such that is a proactive management tool for both managing the works on a day-to-day basis, and a mechanism to demonstrate the effects and hence entitlement (if any) when change occurs. The NEC contract in terms of programme management is essentially a set of good […]

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                    Programming non-implemented compensation events

                    What should a programme issued for acceptance contractually be showing in terms of implemented and non-implemented compensation events?

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                      Compensation events and movement in Completion Date

                      When compensation event quotations take a long time to get accepted, it may create a difference between planned Completion and Completion Date that in the interim neither party are necessarily clear on whose liability that is…

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                        Contractors’ float in ECC programmes

                        A common question is “who owns the float” on a project, but first you have to understand what float you are talking about. Different types of float under an ECC contract have different owners, which this article will explore.