NEC3 Contracts

Securing Positive Project Outcomes using NEC3

The NEC3 suite of contracts is growing in use in New Zealand.  The contracts were used with apparent success for the development of the stadium and other facilities for the London Olympics in 2012, and it is the preferred form of contract by the Office of Government Commerce for all public private partnerships in the UK.

In NZ, the engineering and construction contract was used for the development of the Northland Events Centre for the Rugby World Cup in 2011.  At $16.5 million, the development was more modest that some others, but it was on time, within budget, and effective.

This paper was prepared for the NEC Users’ Group Australasia conference in Christchurch on 27 August 2013.


Adjudicator did not “go off on a folic of his own”

In a recent Technology & Construction Court decision in the UK, Justice Ramsey held that an adjudicator had not “gone off on a frolic of his own,” and had there been a breach of natural justice, there had been no waiver.