- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 04 Jan 2021
Does NEC3 aid collaboration in construction?
This research asks the question: does NEC3 aid collaboration in construction? It begins by addressing the Latham report (1994) and Egan report (1998) which both identified the industry’s adversarial approach to contracting as a key factor in poor project performance. With the sector subsequently placing greater emphasis on collaboration and integrated teams, this paper tests whether the NEC3 suite of contracts has had a significant influence on the increased levels of collaboration seen in the industry today.
Following a comprehensive literature review, a research methodology was developed which utilised open and closed questioning through an online survey. In addition, detailed interviews were carried out with senior industry professionals. The large sample and high level of industry response resulted in a wealth of useful and meaningful data.
The research found that NEC3 does aid collaboration in the construction sector. However, the contract will not be effective in isolation: collaboration is a complex issue which also requires high levels of human input.
This dissertation was the Merit Award Winner, Undergraduate Dissertation Award, CIOB International Innovation & Research Award, 2014.
The judges said, “This dissertation set out a challenging research question which was addressed in exemplary fashion on the basis of a sound research method. The dissertation was progressed on the basis of a clear and coherent argument using a good blend of both primary and secondary data. It is well written with sound conclusions.”
Featured articles and news
Tech tools to help manage people and space post-pandemic.
A style that ranges from mock Tudor to arts and crafts to the 'Wrenaissance'.
Free guide from Secured by Design.
BREEAM strategy for sustainability and the circular economy.
Free tool to improve the construction programming process.
Are buildings doing what they're supposed to be doing?
Cities with quick access to everything by foot or bike.
The pressures and pinch points of global destinations.
Making the case for a sustainable future.
Retrofit professionals now entitled to enter CIOB programme.
How, where, when and why stereotypes happen.
Optimising the best features of both energy performance tools.
BSRIA guidance updated in BG 78/2021 publication.
ISO standard supports crime prevention through environmental design.