Since the Latham and Egan reports the NEC contract suite has gone from strength to strength. Now in its 4th edition it is a global player in the construction industry, not just in the public sector but also now widely used by the private sector to deliver a wide variety of schemes.

Having delivered a number of schemes in various contract forms, it is evident why the NEC contract suite is becoming ever more popular. Promoting a collaborative approach, clearly identifying risks and stipulating timescales to ensure matters are dealt with in a timely manner. It most definitely lends itself to a modern, clean cut contract administration process.

Clearly identifying risks and strict timescales in notifying events embedded in an un-amended contract also enable better management of clients. This includes allowing risks to be opened and more importantly closed, offering financial security to clients and not a last ditch bun fight at completion.