NEC 2nd Edition
It has been over 20 years since the first ever NEC contract was launched in the UK, then known as the New Engineering Contract.
In the last 20 years, with its unique philosophy of collaborative partnering and dispute avoidance, NEC has gone from strength-to-strength to become one of the most widely used contracts for the procurement of works, services and supply in the UK, with growing success around the world.
The first edition of the NEC launched in 1993, then known as the New Engineering Contract, The NEC was praised for its collaborative and integrated working approach to procurement and quickly gained popularity throughout the construction industry. The original box set of 10 documents was strongly recommend by sir Michael Latham in Constructing the team as the best example of a modern contract that embraced partnering.
The second edition of the box set was launched in 1995, adding in several new documents to the family including a professional services and adjudicators contract.