BIW delivers NEC Contract Compliance for Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry
Content partner BIW launches enhanced NEC Contracts Management software
(24th August 2011)
BIW Technologies, Licensed Content Partner for NEC3, has released a brand new version of its NEC Contracts Management solution incorporating NEC3 content licensed by NEC Contracts.
Supporting all forms of contract for NEC3, BIW has embedded contract clauses, guidance notes and flowcharts into its Contracts Management application, making it the most comprehensive system available to manage NEC contracts including: ECC, ECSC, PSC and TSC.
The system’s ability to integrate all variations of the NEC within a single project, and interlink upstream and downstream communications, means that customers can now achieve greater compliance with the key principles of the specified contract. Customer’s implemented processes can now be completely dovetailed with a detailed understanding on how to use specific contract clauses. With this integrated approach optimised, embedded and underpinned by BIW’s software platform.
BIW’s CEO Colin Smith said “We’re pleased to expand our NEC Contracts Management application with official NEC3 Content.” He added: “During the last four years BIW has helped clients and project teams to successfully deliver over £3bn worth of NEC works for the 2012 London Olympics and other prestigious UK projects. The new enhancements will only add further value to our NEC3 users, improving adherence with this highly successful form of contract."
About BIW Technologies:
BIW Technologies Ltd (www.biwtech.com) provides software that eliminates failures in construction and maintenance projects to ensure they are delivered on time and to budget. The company delivers its “Project Control” platform on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, providing secure internet access to critical project information in order to unite asset owners, contractors and consultants. This gives them the document management, collaboration and contract management tools they need to improve decision making, reduce conflict and ensure projects are successfully delivered.
BIW’s customers include Cambridgeshire Highways, the Coal Authority, Gleeds, ISG, Mace and Sainsbury’s. The company was established in 2000, is headquartered in Woking, UK and is part of the conject group. It also has offices in Nottingham, UK; Dubai, UAE, India, Germany, Austria, Russia, the Netherlands, USA and Singapore.
NEC is a division of Thomas Telford Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the owner and developer of the NEC.
In 1985 the Institution of Civil Engineers decided to lead a fundamental review of alternative contract strategies for civil engineering design and construction with the objective of identifying the need for good practice. After much discussion and consultation, this review resulted in the publication in 1991 of a consultative edition, and in 1993 of the first edition of the New Engineering Contract (NEC).
Since then, in response to industry demands, further standard forms of contract have been produced, using the same principles as were used in the NEC first edition.The NEC family of standard contracts all have the following characteristics:
o Stimulates good management of the relationship between the two parties to the contract and, hence, of the work included in the contract
o Can be used in a wide variety of commercial situations, for a wide variety of types of work and in any location
o Is a clear and simple document – using language and a structure which are straightforward and easily understood
For further information, please visit www.neccontract.com