Most NEC compensation events result from changes to works information


The vast majority of compensation events under NEC contracts arise from changes to the works information instructed by the Project Manager.  This was one of the observations made at the annual NEC Users’ Group Workshop held at Leeds Metropolitan University on 22 May.


Attended by a wide range of organisations, the all-day conference heard presentations on compensation events and how to draft works information.


Another interesting statistic was that, in the experience of one of the speakers, 95% of early warning notices are issued by Contractors.  This might suggest an over-zealous approach by some contractors, but could also point to project managers not administering the contract correctly.


The training, background and behaviours of the ideal project manager were discussed with many delegates agreeing that the behavioural elements were just as important as the technical skills.