Focus On The NEC

The NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract has recently been recognised as ‘setting the benchmark’ for construction contracts by a UK government select committee and is increasingly being used as the contract of choice in the industry. First published in 1993, the 3rd, and current, edition was published in 2005. It is a “different” type of contract that shows marked differences in its procedures and mechanisms to the more recognisable forms such as the JCT. Too often we see that its procedures are NOT followed which leads to confusion, uncertainty and complex disputes.