Construction Glossary—E
Construction Glossary—E

The following Construction practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Construction Glossary—E
  • Early neutral evaluation
  • Early warning
  • Egan report
  • Employer
  • Employer risk event
  • Employer's agent
  • Employer's requirements (ERs)
  • Enabling works
  • Engineer
  • More...

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Early neutral evaluation

Early neutral evaluation is a form of alternative dispute resolution whereby the parties invite a neutral third party to give an opinion on the merits of the case or particular aspects of the case. The evaluator will generally be a lawyer or an expert in the field. See Practice Note: Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE).

Early warning

The early warning process is found most notably in the NEC3/NEC4 suite of contracts, but the concept also exists in some other standard form contracts. It requires the parties to the contract to notify each other, as soon as either of them becomes aware of any matter that could increase the total cost, delay completion or impair the performance of the finished work, so that the parties can proactively deal with the issue. For more information on the process in the context of NEC, see Practice Note: NEC—risk management (The early warning procedure).

Egan report

A report entitled 'Rethinking Construction' published by Sir John Egan in July 1998 which looked at the scope for improving the quality and efficiency of the UK construction industry. The report advocated co-operation between parties in the construction chain to achieve savings in time and costs, fewer defects and accidents,

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