Key Dates in NEC

In this article we review the Key Date provisions in the NEC3 and NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and take an in-depth look at when and how they should be used, and issues around how the clauses may (and have) been interpreted differently by contracting parties. For the purpose of this article we have used clause references and terminology from the NEC4 ECC however the Key Date provisions were not changed from the NEC3 ECC and as such our commentary applies to both contracts.

Conference Paper

At this year’s Built Intelligence NEC People Conference Neil Earnshaw of NE Consult facilitated a break-out session with leading NEC lawyer Rob Horne of Osborne Clarke.

The session was attended by around 60 senior industry figures representing clients, consultants, contractors and lawyers.

The session was about resolving disputes and how to practically manage them on NEC projects and in particular focussed on adjudication, dispute avoidance boards and alternative methods of dispute resolution.

NEC questions and answers

On 24 November 2017, the CIOB Leeds Hub and the event sponsors, Galliford Try and G4C, brought together four distinguished professionals with a wealth of experience in many sectors of the construction industry and from differing perspectives to provide a 360‐degree review of the NEC Contract.

Improving Service Delivery

This article, written by Neil Earnshaw, was published in the January 2011 Facilities Management magazine. Neil Earnshaw explains how facilities managers can use the NEC3 Term Service Contract to incentivise their service providers, raise performance levels and cut costs.