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Graham Construction chosen to build £134m Aberdeen health facilities

NHS Grampian project director Jackie Bremner and Graham Construction regional director Gary Holmes shake on the deal - surrounded by senior colleagues from their organisations

NHS Grampian project director Jackie Bremner and Graham Construction regional director Gary Holmes shake on the deal – surrounded by senior colleagues from their organisations

Graham Construction has been selected to develop two new health facilities for NHS Grampian within its Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen.

The £134 million capital scheme will be the largest project to be procured through the Health Facilities Scotland Framework to date.

The new Baird Family Hospital will bring together all services at the existing Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and breast and gynaecology services from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI). The new ANCHOR Centre will include day-patient and out-patient oncology and haematology services relocating from ARI.

Today senior staff from Graham Construction and members of NHS Grampian project team met for a launch event on the Foresterhill Health Campus to officially announce the appointment.

Jackie Bremner, NHS Grampian project director for the project, said: “This is a very exciting milestone in the development of these important new developments on the Foresterhill Health Campus. We look forward to working with our partners at Graham Construction to create high quality modern facilities that will help enable us to deliver quality care designed for the future for the people of the North East, North of Scotland and the Northern Isles.”

Gary Holmes, regional director for Graham Construction, said: “We are privileged to be working with NHS Grampian and its stakeholders in the development of the Foresterhill Health Campus and in equipping it to offer the highest quality of care to the region for years to come.”

Within a six year programme of works with NHS Scotland, Graham Construction is already delivering projects to a capital value of £112m, comprising of differing packages of new build, refurbishment, backlog maintenance, statutory compliance and risk reduction works for NHS Health Boards across Scotland.

Successful awards to date have included the design and construction of Raigmore Hospital’s Critical Services Upgrade and Monklands Hospital Theatre & ITU redevelopment projects for NHS Highland and NHS Lanarkshire regions, together with the reconfiguration and refurbishment numerous health facilities across the NHS Lanarkshire estate, the extensive redevelopment of Dunfermline’s Queen Margaret Hospital and the Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy for NHS Fife, and a new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, which opened in May 2016.

Within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Graham Construction is delivering a demolition programme to assist in the rationalisation of their overall estate, and the design and construction of a National Pain Management Centre, located at Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow.

Construction work of the new Aberdeen facilities will commence in mid-2018, with completion in 2020.

Different approach needed to attract new talent to construction

Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Graham Construction executive chairman, Michael Graham, has outlined how a new approach by his company is creating a long-term solution to addressing the growing ‘skills crisis’ within the industry.

Welcomed the key recommendations of the Farmer review into the issue, Mr Graham revealed how Graham Construction was developing innovative methods in its search for new talent as it continues to expand its footprint across the UK, but also stressed that more needs to be done across the sector.

He stated how their current approach is all about focusing on understanding the drivers that motivate people to join the industry, creating multiple entry points with fast track opportunities and reaching out to groups that might not normally be attracted to a career in construction.

“With the recent opening of our 14th office, over 1,900 staff employed by the business and a healthy forward order book, recruitment and retention of talent is essential if we are to continue delivering some of the most innovative and iconic projects across these islands,” said Mr Graham.

He added: “Getting the right people, at the right time, is the lifeblood of any business and this is equally true for the construction industry. At Graham, our ambition is focused on attracting, developing and retaining talented, high performing people.

“Through the Graham Academy, which is recognised as an industry leader, we are providing opportunities for young people to learn new skills and gain national qualifications within our apprenticeship, industrial placement and graduate programmes.

“And, as a proud member of the 5% Club, we’re already ahead of the game with 12 per cent of our team learning, earning and making a difference on our student schemes, apprenticeships and graduate development programme.

“Energising the next generation is vital for the future of our industry.  This year we are attending a record number of career fairs and communicating with prospective employees in creative, innovative ways using staff ambassadors and direct partnerships with Schools, Universities and Colleges to promote a career within the sector.

“In order to attract talent from a wider audience we need to understand that people have very different drivers in the modern workplace. We need to redefine not only the image of construction but also explore and create innovative, attractive work environments, which actively promote flexibility, work life balance and provide purpose.

“To promote and support our innovative plans we have just launched a new careers website which presents a much more balanced and attractive image of the construction industry to potential recruits. The future of the industry is dependent on our ability to adapt, modernise and showcase the great careers we offer.”

Minister meets young people working on Graham Construction project

(from left) Gary Holmes (Graham regional director), Jos Mackie, Brian Hepburn, Liam McMillan, Karen Jeffrey, Jamie Hepburn MSP, Michael O’Neil, Shams Rahimi, Stephen Angus, Eimear McLaughlin, David McFadyen and Craig Bridges Graham regional development director

(from left) Gary Holmes (Graham regional director), Jos Mackie, Brian Hepburn, Liam McMillan, Karen Jeffrey, Jamie Hepburn MSP, Michael O’Neil, Shams Rahimi, Stephen Angus, Eimear McLaughlin, David McFadyen and Craig Bridges Graham regional development director

Scotland’s minister for employability and training Jamie Hepburn MSP heard from the future of the country’s building industry as he visited a Graham Construction project in Glasgow city centre yesterday.

Mr Hepburn met and chatted with nine young people who are working on Graham’s Bath Street student accommodation development – a £20.2 million purpose-built building of 330 single occupancy rooms.

The project is being built on the site of the former A-Listed Elgin Place Congregational Church, an iconic landmark in the city which was latterly home to popular nightclubs Cardinal Follies and The Shack before being demolished following a disastrous fire 12 years ago.

A computer generated image of the Bath St development

A computer generated image of the Bath St development

Mr Hepburn heard at first hand the positive work experiences of trainee engineers Jos Mackie, Shams Rahimi and Karen Jeffrey, trainee buyer Liam McMillan, apprentice joiner Brian Hepburn, recently qualified joiner Stephen Angus, summer placement Eimear McLaughlin – a Napier University building surveying student – and assistant quantity surveyors David McFadyen and Michael O’Neil.

Graham Construction is a member of the 5 per cent Club, made up of companies committed to ensuring at least 5 per cent of their workforce over the next five years is comprised of young people on structured learning schemes. However, Graham goes far beyond this commitment – with 12 per cent of the current workforce in these schemes.

The company has also established the Graham Academy to tackle the looming skills shortage in the industry. This is an entry level programme for young people to pursue a career in construction.

Almost 12 per cent of its West of Scotland staff are currently involved in the academy through roles such as apprenticeships, graduate schemes or trainee placements.

Over 100 young people have already enrolled in the Academy, which offers nationally-recognised qualifications alongside paid work experience and permanent employment.

Trainee engineer Karen Jeffrey, from Torrance, with Jamie Hepburn MSP

Trainee engineer Karen Jeffrey, from Torrance, with Jamie Hepburn MSP

Regional director Gary Holmes said: “We’re very pleased to welcome the Minister to one of our construction sites, giving him the opportunity to experience some of the work we are carrying out across the country.

“Apprentices play a vital role in our company’s overall operation, contributing immensely to current projects while bolstering the foundations of its future workforce. I’m personally committed to this and to the development of young people, having started my career at Graham as an apprentice.

“We place a huge focus on recruiting young people, giving them experience of working in the construction industry, and earning while they are learning.

“Our overall goal is to further increase the number of apprentices and young people employed by the company, building on the 12 per cent of the current workforce which are enrolled in learning schemes.”

In addition to the traditional trade apprenticeship route, Graham has developed a strong focus on technical apprenticeships which are aimed at providing young people with professional career pathways into areas such as Construction Management and Quantity Surveying.

An exterior shot of site

An exterior shot of the Bath Street site

Minister for employability and training Jamie Hepburn said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit one of Graham Construction projects in Glasgow today and hear about the positive work experiences of the young trainees. These apprenticeship programmes play a key role in ensuring young people have the opportunities they need to develop their employability skills in the construction industry.

“The Scottish Government is committed to supporting all of Scotland’s young people towards and into employment. We are transforming young people’s prospects and have taken early action to lead a concerted effort, jointly with Local Government, to develop Scotland’s young workforce.”

Graham starts work on Dumfries Learning Town programme

St Joseph's College Dumfries 1

St Joseph’s College

Graham Construction has been selected as principal contractor to deliver the three Phase 1 projects in the Dumfries Learning Town (DLT) programme.

Chosen by hub South West Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Futures Trust, the contract will see Graham deliver St Joseph’s College, North West Campus and The Bridge, an innovative centre of excellence available to all of the new schools.

Graham Construction has already completed enabling works on the £23 million redevelopment of St Joseph’s College, the first project in the £60m Phase 1 of the two-phase programme, with work on the main college building commencing in early to mid August.

Work to St Joseph’s College entails the comprehensive fabric repair and restoration and refurbishment of the original Grade B listed historic stone building, which was built in the early 19th Century. The extensive redevelopment of the College will include refurbishment of an existing extension, and the demolition and construction of a new wing to provide all facilities under one roof. External works will include the provision of a new 3G sports facility and the reinstatement of grass pitches.

When completed, St Joseph’s will be over 8,000m2 in size and will have the facilities to accommodate 644 secondary school students and 72 staff; providing world-class teaching facilities to the community of Dumfries in South West Scotland.

St Joseph's College

St Joseph’s College

DLT is procured within the £500m hub South West Scotland framework and funded by the Scottish Government’s ‘Schools for the Future’ national programme. It is a revolutionary approach to the provision of educational facilities combining nursery, primary and secondary schools on a ‘whole town’ basis.

Gary Holmes, regional director of Graham Construction, said: “Dumfries Learning Town is an exciting project and we are looking forward to working with the partners to deliver a new approach to education for the area, starting with the redevelopment of historic St Joseph’s College.

“We have a wide experience of delivering first-class educational facilities across Scotland, from refurbishing existing premises to designing and creating bespoke buildings. The Dumfries programme is one of the largest we have undertaken to date and is a challenge we relish.”

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s children, young people and lifelong learning committee, said: “Providing the best start in life for all our children and being inclusive are priorities for our children. Dumfries Learning Town will enable us to deliver on our priorities. It will offer the very best educational opportunities for our young people. Our council’s collaborative, inclusive approach shows our commitment to delivering buildings that are state-of-the-art and fit for the purpose of learning in the 21st century.”

Michael McBrearty, chief executive of development partner Hub South West Scotland, added: “The Dumfries Learning Town Project will generate substantial employment, growth and investment at a local level, whilst creating the infrastructure to support the ongoing education of the young people of Dumfries and Galloway.”

Profits double as John Graham builds on Scottish success

higgs centreJohn Graham Holdings, the parent company of Graham Construction, has more than doubled profit and broken through the £500 million revenue barrier.

Northern Ireland headquartered John Graham, which operates across the UK and Ireland on projects from university buildings to roads, recently won a deal to to build the Higgs Centre for Innovation in Edinburgh.

Its subsidiaries specialise in building and civil engineering, fit-out, project investment and asset management.

After building a strong presence in Scotland over the years the contractor has consolidated its expansion into England, securing several London projects in the last 12 months.

In accounts filed at Companies House, John Graham also said its pre-tax profit rose to £16.9m for the year to March 2016, up from £6.9m. Revenue hit £507.9m, up from £491.1m.

Also the main contracting business Graham Construction more than trebled pre-tax profits to £8m on turnover slightly ahead at £438m in the year ending March 2016.

This improved performance saw construction operating margins recover to 1.8 per cent from 0.5 per cent the previous year, swelling cash to £21m.

Staff headcount rose 6 per cent over the year to top 1,000 employees at the main contracting arm.

The separate asset management business, which now employs around 750 staff, lifted turnover 13 per cent to £70m, generating a pre-tax profit of £3m.

“The group has considerable financial resources together with long term contracts with a number of customers and suppliers across different geographic areas and industries,” said group finance director Courtney McCormick.

“As a consequence the directors believe that the group is well placed to manage its business risk successfully despite the current uncertain economic outlook.

“Overall, our group businesses continue to deliver robust performances in a market that shows strong signs of growth, with investment in infrastructure a key focus area for both the public and private sector.”

He added: “Our four main business units provide us with a well-balanced service offering within the group, and are all underpinned by a healthy forward order book.

“We are encouraged by the continued development of our asset management business and believe its success in generating long term partnerships with clients, coupled with its continued service diversification, investment in new technology and regional growth, leave it with a strong platform for sustained growth.”

Minister cuts ground on new Edinburgh Partnership Centre

North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre

(from left) Richard Park (operations director – Hub South East), Brian Houston (NHS Lothian chairman), Maureen Watt MSP, George Walker (chairman of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board), Michael Graham (group executive chairman of Graham Construction) Iain Graham (director of capital planning, NHS Lothian)

A sod cutting ceremony was carried out this week to officially mark the start of construction work on the first of three health and social care centres in Edinburgh and West Lothian.

Maureen Watt, minister for mental health, officially cut the ground on the North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre in Muirhouse, Edinburgh.

The centre is one of three in the £27.6 million programme, which will be delivered by NHS Lothian in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council and will be developed by hub South East Scotland with Graham Construction as the main contractor.

It will provide a new GP practice, physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry, voluntary sector services and children and families health and social work services – in a move designed to ensure that children’s health and welfare are at the forefront of local services.

Allermuir Health Centre (formerly the Firrhill Partnership Centre) and the North West Edinburgh (Muirhouse) and Blackburn in West Lothian partnership centres, have been designed to make it easier for patients and service users to access services by providing them in a one-stop shop.

Maureen Watt said: “I am delighted to be here to officially mark the start of construction on the North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre.

“Once open, this will be a thoroughly modern, fit-for-purpose facility that will benefit the whole of the Muirhouse and Pennywell area. The development of this new facility, along with two other centres across Lothian, will help to bring local services together and make it easier for communities to access them.

“This is one of many capital projects under development across NHS Scotland. Investment in local infrastructure continues to be a key priority for this Government, with over £2 billion invested in Scotland’s health infrastructure over the last four years.

“I want to thank everyone involved for getting this project to such an important stage and look forward to seeing work progress over the coming year or so.”

Councillor Cammy Day, vice convener of Edinburgh’s health, social care and housing committee, said: “This centre is a very welcome addition to the area, as well as being home to key council social care teams, it is also a centre point for the local community and gives service providers the ability to deliver quality, integrated services to those who need them.

“The council is committed to ensuring that residents are well cared for and improving their quality of life, working in partnership with NHS Lothian will allow us to achieve this through the opening of centres like this.”

NW Edinburgh Partnership Centre

How the completed North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre will look

Richard Park, operations director for hub South East Scotland, said: “Having already successfully delivered a number of facilities in partnership with NHS Lothian, the City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council, I am delighted to be marking the start of construction on this new trio of partnership centres.”

“As hub projects, once complete, not only will they be high quality facilities for the people of Firrhill, Muirhouse and Blackburn, they will also have also delivered a number of community benefits for the local area.

“It was fantastic to meet a family of three generations in North West Edinburgh who will be able to access one of these new centres, reminding us of the real difference that new, modern facilities can make.”

Michael Graham, group executive chairman of Graham Construction said: “These state-of-the-art facilities will be a real attribute to people in the Lothian region and an excellent addition to local health services.

“The North West Edinburgh project will create an accessible centre for the community – the first of three Graham will be completing in partnership with hub South East.

“The company holds significant experience of delivering modern health-care projects across Scotland and we’re pleased to be reaching this important milestone.”

Graham Construction delivers £3.7m IPCU at Stratheden Hospital

Stratheden Hospital 3Graham Construction has completed a purpose-built Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit (IPCU) at Stratheden Hospital in Fife.

The energy-efficient IPCU will cater for those experiencing acute episodes of mental illness, providing specialist care and treatment to patients.

Facilities include eight en-suite single bedrooms, space for therapeutic and rehabilitative activities, communal lounge and dining accommodation, visiting and staff areas, consulting and meeting rooms as well as secure external grounds.

Stratheden Hospital 2Additional features were installed for patient and staff security, using bio-dynamic lighting, nurse call systems, access control and CCTV.

Gary Holmes, regional director at Graham Construction, said: “Graham Construction is pleased to deliver its latest high-quality healthcare facility in Scotland.

“The advanced unit will be a fantastic benefit to patients, providing a modern, comfortable and therapeutic environment.

“The company has a large amount of experience within the health sector and this is another addition to its extensive portfolio of specialist builds.”

Stratheden HospitalThe bespoke accommodation is a crucial part of the strategy to improve mental health services in Fife.  The unit will ensure patients can be cared for in a tranquil setting designed to support recovery and result in earlier discharge.

Graham Construction has already completed a number of stand-out healthcare facilities including the Critical Care Unit at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, Barrhead Health & Care Centre and Carluke Community Health Centre.

This project was part of the FS2 Framework which is delivering design, development and construction projects across Scotland for the NHS over the next five years.

The construction company supported a number of work placements and apprenticeships across the duration of the project, while also creating a range of jobs for the local community.

Graham Construction brings its knowledge to Macaulay College

Mark Frizzel, project manager, Graham Construction (white hat) with Macaulay College staff Roland Engebretsen, Kieran Gilroy and Donald Angus Macleod alongside students David Montgomery, Eoin Wilson, Ethan Mitchel, Iain Macleod, Matthew Simpson, Seumas Mackenzie and Artemiss Macallam

Mark Frizzel, project manager, Graham Construction (white hat) with Macaulay College staff Roland Engebretsen, Kieran Gilroy and Donald Angus Macleod alongside students David Montgomery, Eoin Wilson, Ethan Mitchel, Iain Macleod, Matthew Simpson,
Seumas Mackenzie and Artemiss Macallam

Graham Construction proved it is top of the class as its team commenced building work on a major extension for Macaulay College on the Isle of Lewis.

The construction company, which is the main contractor for the refurbishment of Lews Castle, is supporting the college on a pro-bono basis by providing two extra project spaces and a connecting corridor which will enable additional students to join the team next year.

Graham’s team helped the Community Interest Company (CIC) to complete and submit its building permit forms before beginning the construction phase of the project.

This included laying foundations, constructing the supporting walls, plastering and insulation for the new adjoining structure.

Sub-contractors employed on behalf of Graham Construction on Lews Castle will also be involved, responsible for the electrical and painting tasks once the exterior façade is ready.

The project, which was coordinated by Graham Construction’s project manager, Mark Frizzel, is expected to be completed in July when the college can use the additional rooms for an IT-suite and another project space.

The company has also presented a careers talk to pupils at the Nicolson Institute and is organising site visits and work-experience opportunities for young people.

Gary Holmes, regional director of Graham Construction, said: “Lews Castle is a really interesting development to be involved in. We are delivering a major restoration and refurbishment project on an A-Listed building while undertaking these rewarding services for the region.

“Macaulay College is a valuable service provider for the Western Isles and we’re pleased to be supporting it.  This is the latest stage of our contribution to the local area, something which the company values extensively.

“We are also helping to create jobs on the islands and developing skills for young people while using local employees and subcontractors.

“Once work on the castle is complete, we’ll be proud to leave a lasting legacy of skills, employment opportunities and support for the community.”

GRAHAM Construction Macaulay College 2Macaulay College is based on Macaulay Farm on the Isle of Lewis. It was founded in 2010 by Roland Engebretsen and Rebecca Lindsay.

The facility provides people with additional social and educational requirements a programme of activities which encourage meaningful and fulfilling working and social lives.

The educational strategy has been developed to enable Macaulay College students to achieve their full potential reach person specific targets, whilst developing their independent living skills.

Rebecca Lindsay, co-founder of Macaulay College, said: “The extra project spaces will be of real benefit to the college and our students.

“The development of a IT-suite will allow our members to work towards achieving SQA qualifications which will not only improve their confidence but will put them in a position to move on to supported employments roles within the organisation. It is something we’re really excited about.

“I’d like to thank Graham Construction for undertaking this project and look forward to being able to use the new facilities.”

Lews Castle is a Victorian Grade A-listed building which includes a new museum and archive extension plus an extensive operation to repair and restore the historic interior of the castle located west of Stornoway.

Once completed, the museum, which will be the first in the UK to use Gaelic as its first language, will form a key visitor destination and gateway to a unique heritage network across the 15 inhabited islands of the Outer Hebrides.

Graham Construction hands over new Critical Care Unit to NHS Lanarkshire

New Critical Care Unit at Monklands HospitalGraham Construction has completed work on the state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie.

The £5.5 million 10-bed unit, which has been handed over to NHS Lanarkshire, is just one of 12 phased work projects that Graham Construction will complete by Spring 2018 as part of an overall £16.6m refurbishment of Monklands Hospital.

The hospital’s current CCU will also be transformed into a purpose-built recovery area to also be created.

Linked to the hospital’s current operating theatres, the CCU is part of a £19m refurbishment and upgrade programme that will see the seven existing operating theatres at the hospital undergo extensive refurbishment.

Gary Holmes, Graham Construction’s regional director, said: “The Monkland’s CCU is the latest phase of the refurbishment of the hospital delivered by Graham Construction.

“It will provide advanced care to patients from the region who will benefit from specialist operating theatres and a bespoke recovery area.

“Throughout the project we ensured local people still have full access to the centre which has been a tremendous accomplishment on behalf of the community.

“Graham is an extensive portfolio of experience in developments for the health sector and looks forward to a continuing relationship with NHS Lanarkshire.”

While delivering the successful construction project, Graham has also contributed to skills and employment in the wider community. The company created 25 jobs in partnership with North Lanarkshire Working.

It has also facilitated a number of apprenticeships in plumbing, electrical and joinery for local young people. In addition it sponsored a pre-apprenticeship course in New College Lanarkshire, offering five-week placements for students.

The construction company supported local charity, Hope with Autism, providing joinery and material work to the value of around £2,000.

Scottish projects help Graham Construction achieve ‘Contractor of the Year’ award

(from left) Chris MacLeod: Graham Construction, framework director, Jule Plesko: Graham Construction, managing QS, Pat O’Hare: Graham Construction, contracts director

(from left) Chris MacLeod: Graham Construction, framework director, Jule Plesko: Graham Construction, managing QS, Pat O’Hare: Graham Construction, contracts director

Graham Construction has been named ‘Contractor of the Year’ at this year’s internationally-acclaimed NEC Awards in London for its industry-leading work providing first class health care facilities throughout Scotland.

The prestigious annual awards ceremony celebrates the world’s best project delivery examples which promote good practice through collaboration.

Representatives from company were on hand to accept the award, which builds on last year’s success when Graham Construction was ‘Highly Commended’ in the same category.

The firm is one of five Principal Supply Chain Partners working with NHS Scotland within the strategically-important and innovative Health Facilities Scotland 2 framework.

Appointed in 2013 to the six-year programme of works, Graham is currently delivering design, build and construction projects comprising of differing packages of new build, refurbishment, backlog maintenance, statutory compliance and risk reduction works for a number of Scottish NHS health boards including NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Fife, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Lothian and NHS Highland.

Routinely working in live hospital environments, the award recognised Graham’s collaborative approach from early pre-construction stage to project completion is central to ensuring operational continuity, the safety of patients, staff and visitors, and the delivery of  high-standard clinical accommodation with superior infection prevention and control.

Gary Holmes, regional director of Graham Construction, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be presented with this tremendous accolade, which further underlines the company’s credentials as an industry expert delivering first-class facilities for the health sector.

“Graham has completed numerous high-profile and complex work programmes in the health sector throughout Scotland, and we have done so while always ensuring minimal disruption for patients, staff and members of the public.

“The recent completion of the state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Monklands Hospital – the first of a 12-phased work programme to be completed by spring 2018 – is a perfect example of this.

“Ensuring the hospital remained fully operational was one of the most important aspects of Phase One’s work programme at Monklands and I’m pleased to say this was never compromised during the project’s delivery.

“Congratulations for the award must go to all the Graham Construction teams, who continually go above and beyond to ensure each project is delivered to the satisfaction of our clients. Well done everyone.”

The awards were presented at the NEC Annual Seminar on April 27. The event took place at One Great George Street, London, bringing together representatives from the industry across the world.

NEC is a family of contracts that facilitates the implementation of sound project management principles and practices as well as defining legal relationships.

It is suitable for procuring a diverse range of works, services and supply, spanning major framework projects through to minor works and purchasing of supplies and goods. The implementation of NEC3 contracts has resulted in major benefits for projects both nationally and internationally in terms of time, cost savings and improved quality.