CLC future-proofs COVID-19 Contracts Guide
The Business Model workstream of the Construction Leadership Council, chaired by ECA CEO Steve Bratt, has today published a refreshed suite of guidance on managing COVID-19 within construction contracts.
The updated documents now include revised information on future-proofing JCT / NEC amendments for new contracts to ensure that if circumstances change parties take a collaborative approach.
The suite also provides templates to allow parties to formally record how they can avoid disputes. The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the construction sector.
Industry has collaborated to address the challenges that have arisen, but concern remains that businesses and their clients could still be bogged down by expensive and lengthy disputes on the impact of the virus on projects.
Steve Bratt said: “Over the last eighteen months, the CLC has advocated for responsible and fair behaviour in both existing and future contractual arrangements to secure the long-term health of the construction industry.
“We supported companies and their clients by publishing extensive contractual guidance for COVID-19 which has been positively received.
“As our industry continues to recover, the CLC has reviewed, updated and added to the suite of contractual guidance helping those on the front line to Build Back Better.”