Author: Pick Everard
Our new podcast series, Perspective, will aid discussion and improve understanding of the NEC contracts through dynamic and insightful topics. In each episode we talk to leaders in the property and construction industry who will provide an insight into the challenges and issues around the NEC suite of contracts.
In the first episode of Perspective Alastair Hamilton, Aarti Raj, Andrew Seaman and Nicola Gemmell will explore the NEC3 contract and look at the common pitfalls the team has witnessed in their experience and how they are best avoided.
There are a number of questions to be established before proceeding with a contract – or even establishing a brief. The team raises some insightful and useful points, including discussion around: ensuring that a client’s key objectives are clear and manageable; establishing what it is exactly a client wants to achieve and understanding a client’s business in terms of attitude to risk and any potential constraints in terms of budget or time.
Also featured on the episode is how the NEC disseminates its information and how Pick Everard manages this internally, how to advise clients on a suitable contract and Z clauses – do they create ambiguity or are they necessary to create bespoke contracts?
NEC4 Evolution not Revolution: We recently held a breakfast event which detailed the changes of the NEC4 suite of contracts. Download the presentation here.