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What's covered in the guide
The New Engineering Contracts (NEC) are an increasingly popular form of contract, as they've played a big role in improving contract standards and project management within the construction industry.
NEC is designed to encourage collaboration with a non-adversarial approach, by providing clear, straightforward language. However, they can be difficult to navigate, especially if it's your first time managing a project through NEC.
Whether you have no previous experience with NEC contracts or have worked on projects with NEC3, it’s helpful to understand some of the changes in the latest updates. That's why we've created this guide to help you learn what's new and what your options are within NEC4.
NEC4 - what are the big changes?
There are several areas where NEC4 contracts differ from earlier iterations, including:
Several new terms have been introduced for clarity.
Newer construction tech (e.g. BIM) is explicitly covered in the NEC4 contracts.
New forms of contract
A couple of new contract types have been introduced.
A new dispute avoidance and negotiation period of four weeks have been introduced.