NEC3 – Collaborate or Else…

Collaborate working, when all parties to a construction contract work together to achieve the same aim, seems like utopia. All too often and notwithstanding initial good intentions, many construction projects degenerate into difference and dispute. It would seem that...

NEC3 ECC – Is an Agency Engineer People or a Subcontractor?

An interesting question was raised at a recent seminar, is an engineer or similar, engaged through an ‘agency’ and paid on an hourly basis, a Subcontractor or People (in the Schedule of Cost Components) for the purposes of calculating Defined Cost under NEC3 ECC...

When is a defect not a Defect under NEC3?

In this article, Steven Evans explores the Defects provisions in the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract and provides a practical guide to their effect and use. Defects in construction Most of us will recognise a defect in construction work; steelwork may rust...