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NEC contract suite moves to fourth generation

6 Mar 17 NEC4, the next evolution of the New Engineering Contract family of construction contracts, becomes available in June 2017.

The NEC contract form has now been around for more than 20 years and is designed to promote project collaboration and minimise adversarial conflict.

NEC3 was used on the London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail, Christchurch International Airport and the Halley VI British Antarctic Survey research station. The use of NEC3 will continue to be fully supported alongside the introduction of NEC4 training, events and support services.

The authors say that the full NEC4 suite has been built from user and industry best practice experience to support innovation through digital advances and encourage collaboration.

NEC Contracts general manager Rekha Thawrani said: “Uptake of NEC products and services has grown exponentially across the globe over the last 20 years and we pride ourselves on the fact that our innovative portfolio will always react to and be shaped by the needs, experiences and feedback of our users.

“As part of our commitment to all our customers, we continue to constantly review ways to enhance and update our products. We believe NEC4’s diverse range of definitive end-to-end project management contracts will empower users to deliver projects on time, on budget and to the highest standards now and in the future to the benefit of both industry and society.”

NEC4 will be officially made available to purchase following the NEC Annual Users’ Group Seminar on 22nd June 2017 in London.

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