Last edited 25 Aug 2018

NEC articles

NEC was first published in 1993 as the New Engineering Contract. It is a suite of construction contracts intended to promote partnering and collaboration between the contractor and client. It was developed as a reaction to other more traditional forms of construction contract which have been portrayed by some as adversarial.

The intentions of NEC contracts include:

  • Stimulate good management
  • Be clear and simple, written in plain English, in the present tense and without legal terminology
  • Be useable in wide variety of situations from minor works to major projects

The suite of documents now include:

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