In recent years I have seen a decline in the role of the Supervisor on public sector NEC3 Design and Build contracts - the Contractor seemingly carrying the sole responsibility for constructing the Works in accordance with the Works Information.
I should state that I have little hands-on experience in Design and Build contracts, but wondered where this trend had originated? Is it just that Clients take on more risk as they cannot afford to employ adequate levels of Supervision. For reference these are usually under ECC Option C - Target Cost.
Have others experienced this apparent decline in the role of the Supervisor - or is it something particular to the risk management model of a Design and Build contract?.