Tag: Accepted Programme

Does NEC3 have too much process and procedure ?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Compensation Events, Early Warnings, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

NEC contains a lot of processes from early warning through programme updates to compensation events. In this video, the panel discusses whether these process add unnecessary cost and bog a project down in unnecessary administration?

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What would improve NEC3 in practice?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Early Warnings, NEC, NEC3

NEC3 was published in 2005 and while there have been some amendments by updates the industry has moved on a lot in that period. In this video, the panel discuss the key areas that could be and improved for NEC4?

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Part 9 : Stimulus to Good project Management

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Compensation Events, Early Warnings, NEC, NEC3, Payment, Project Management

This video gives an overview of the Stimulus to Good Management objective and why it matters.

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Part 13 : The Accepted Programme

TAGS: Accepted Programme, NEC, NEC3, Project Management

This video gives a quick overview of the programming requirements of the NEC.

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Part 16 : Review of Stimulus to Good Project

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Compensation Events, Early Warnings, NEC, NEC3, Project Management

This video briefly reviews how the NEC aims to stimulate good project management

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NEC – Six levels of use of the programme

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Contract Strategy/Flexibility, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

In this video, Jon gives a quick overview of the NEC3 family of contracts before explaining the six levels of use of the Accepted Programmes which he has observed in high performing NEC3 contracts.

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NEC: Is there really a difference between 'approved' and 'accepted'?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Administration, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

Accepted and approved sound very similar. One is used in the NEC the other is not. Is this just a matter of semantics or is there an important point of principle underlying this choice of words. What does it mean to “accept” under the NEC and are there any particular consequences ? Jon, Ian, Ewen and Rob discuss and come up with a simple suggestion to improve the contract.

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Is an NEC programme just a bar chart?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

The programme is central to most process under the NEC but what exactly is the programme? If it isn’t just a bar chart what exactly is it or what could it include? Jon, Ian, Ewen and Rob discuss.

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How much detail should the Programme include?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

For long and complex projects the programme can itself be complicated. How much information should anyone reasonably expect to see on a programme and does the distance away from “time now” matter? If things are further in the future is it OK to be a little more vague about them?

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Is there an implied acceptance of programmes?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

Given how central the programme is to NEC, it must be important that everyone works to the same, up to date, version of it. So what happens then if a Contractor submits a programme and hears nothing back? Is it accepted or not ? And does it make a difference? Jon, Ian, Ewen and Rob discuss.

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Are the programmes requirements of NEC too complicated?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

Clause 31.2 contains a very long list of what must be included in a compliant programme and clause 32.1 adds to that for each update. Isn’t that really all too much particularly if the project is a relatively simple one ? Rob, Ian, Ewen and Jon discuss.

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NEC: Is the programme submitted with a CE a revised programme under 32.2?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Compensation Events, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

NEC requires that any compensation event (CE) that has an effect on programme should include the alterations to the Accepted Programme with the quotation for it (clause 62.2). Does that mean a new programme has to be submitted for every compensation event and, if it does, then it becomes the new Accepted Programme ?

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NEC: Float and time risk allowance are the same, aren't they?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

An NEC programme should show both time risk allowance and float. What are the practical and programming differences between the two? How do you show them and use them effectively? Rob, Ian, Ewen and Jon discuss.

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Compensation Events tie together all contractual consequences

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Compensation Events, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

The theory behind compensation events in the NEC is to take an event and deal with all of its consequences and how all parties have dealt with it in one go. Does that produce a better result or just a more complicated process? Is it really any different to other contacts in practice ? Ian, Ewen, Rob and Jon discuss.

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Does clause 63.1 apply to assessing time as well as money?

TAGS: Accepted Programme, Compensation Events, NEC, NEC3, NEC4

Clause 63.1 provides a dividing line between using the cost incurred and using a forecast of cost plus risk for future operations. Given that the compensation event process deals with all aspects of an event in one go does the dividing line established in 63.1 apply equally to delay caused by the event or is there some other mechanism that has to be used? If the latter, does that threaten the all-encompassing approach of compensation events?

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