I am currently reviewing a document, prepared by the Employer, which I have been asked to review and comment on, with respect to its contractual correctness to NEC terminology and referencing.
- The document makes reference to both ‘Contract Data Part 1’ and ‘Contract Data Part one’.
Q: When referring to the Contract Data, is there a contractual correctness to the use of ‘1’ or ‘one’? There is a suggestion from peers that the use of ‘1’ would be a universal reference, however if referring to something specific, e.g. retention percentage, then this would give rise to the use of ‘one’?
- The document makes repeated reference to the ‘Works’ and ‘works’ (italicised). An example being, ‘waste arising during the Works’, and ‘damage caused during the works (italicised)’.
Q: I have scanned the NEC core clauses several times for single reference to the ‘Works’, and its use only appears in reference to ‘Providing the Works’ or ‘Works Information’. I believe this reference as a single term, i.e. ‘Works’ is incorrect, and that any reference made to works should be lower case italicised. Any further clarity on this would be greatly appreciated.