- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 21 May 2015
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.”
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