Looking back over the last 12 months — construction and engineering

By Ron Plascow

I thought it might be interesting to look back on highlights in the construction and engineering world over the last 12 months.

We have the new suite of NEC3, the April 2013 version, with the ‘how-to-use’ booklets intended to provide guidance on aspects of NEC3 procedure. There is also the new CIOB contract for use with complex projects that came out about the same time as the new NEC3 suite of contracts was published. The fifth edition of the IChemE contracts was also published in 2013 (the red book) to accompany the fourth edition of the yellow book and the green book as well as the second edition of the burgundy book and the 2013 third edition of the brown book (the subcontracting book).

BIM is due to be in the forefront over the next 12 months, with numerous articles appearing during this year about it and the publication of the CIC BIM protocol and CIC Best Practice Guide for Professional Indemnity Insurance when using BIM…

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