NEC3 is favourite contract suite for UK clients, according to RIBA survey

NECA new survey of nearly 1,000 UK construction businesses confirms NEC3 contracts are now the most popular procurement route for clients − and continue to increase their overall market share at the expense of other standard contract forms. The 2015 national Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2015 by NBS, part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), found the NEC3 contract suite is now most used by 42% of clients compared to 32% mostly using JCT contracts. Overall NEC is reported to be most used by 30% of the construction industry, up from 22% in the last survey three years ago, while JCT contracts are most used by 39% of the industry, down from 48% in 2012.

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