Three construction professionals discussed their experiences of doing just that, and this is what they said…

If you want to use the NEC contracts successfully, then you’ve got to keep talking to each other. That was the key message to be taken from a talk titled “NEC in Practice” recently hosted by the King’s College Construction Law Association in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Building.

The theme of the talk was to consider major projects’ experience in using the NEC contract and the speakers were David Gibson (David Gibson Associates), Mark Reynolds (deputy programme director for the ODA) and Martin Rowark (head of procurement for Crossrail).

It was clear that all three speakers wanted to make a point of highlighting the processes (for example, early warning notices) within the NEC contracts that aid project management. All agreed that effective and frequent communication is a necessity when using these contracts, particularly so on major projects.

This article continues at Daniel Tain’s blog