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This article looks at the main changes and new provisions in the ECC and ECS, followed by a specific change in the shorter versions.
The new works contracts are the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Subcontract (ECS), the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC) and the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Short Subcontract (ECSS).
The changes have been designed to support the on-going drive for further collaboration and integration of teams, greater use of modern work methods, better avoidance of disputes and more effective identification and management of risk and opportunity – all of which will help lead to more successful outcomes.
There have been key changes to provisions in the ECC and ECS, as follows.
Other new and changed provisions in ECC and ECS include the following.
A number of the above ECC and ECS changes have been passed through to the ECSC and ECSS.
The main change specific to the ECSC and ECSS is that the compensation event procedure has been simplified and shortened.
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