By Jules Harbage

On 25 September 2018, the NEC issued a practice note explaining how the NEC4 suite of contracts can be used to support the use of offsite modular construction.

The note expressly refers to the Transforming Infrastructure Performance programme launched by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) in December 2017. The IPA has identified Smart Construction (or “modern methods of construction”) as offering “the opportunity to transition from traditional construction to manufacturing, and unlock the benefits from standard, repeatable processes with components manufactured offsite”.