Standard Forms of Contract - CIOB Complex Projects Contract 2013, improvement over JCT and NEC?

 
1. What is your role within the construction industry?
2. Are you a member of a professional institution?
3. What is the typical value of the projects you're involved in?
4. Generally what type of procurement methods are used on your projects?
5. Do you tend use standard contract agreements on your projects?
6. Who specifies the type of contracts used on your projects?
7. Are you satisfied with the forms of contract you use?
8. Do you believe the contract has a significant impact on the successful completion of projects, in terms of time and budget?
9. Estimate the percentage of your projects that overrun on cost?
10. Estimate what percentage of your projects that overrun on time?
11. What are the common causes for your projects running over on time and cost?
12. Are you aware of the Chartered Institute of Buildings (CIOB) new standard form of contract the CIOB Complex Projects Contact 2013 (CPC13)?
13. CPC13 is billed as the world's first time management contract, it aims to achieve this through its Dynamic 'Working Schedule' (DWS). Unlike other forms the DWS is a live document, owned and modified by the 'Project Time manager', released regularly to the projects listed stakeholders. As a live document, is DWS an improvement over other standard forms of contract documents?
14. The 'Contractors Pricing Document' is the platform for CPC13's Cost Management. It is provided by the contractor at the beginning of each project. It defines the quantity and cost of all staff, labour, materials, plant and 'levels of effort' required for all activities listed in the Dynamic Working Schedule and Method Statement. Will the direct link with the project programme and a greater level of transparency for resources and costs (beyond the current standard forms) lead to better cost management on complex projects?
15. CPC13s Risk Management Processes includes an Early Warning System and Risk Register, beyond this the ownership of risk is allocated in terms of time, and/or cost between the Employer/Contractor. Do you believe breaking down risk ownership and accountability for time/cost is a benefit over other forms of contract?
16. CPC13 aims to resolve issues, disputes and differences of opinion immediately or within 5 Business Days of notice. If not accepted, matters are automatically referred to the principal expert for Determination, with the process being completed within 30 days. Do you think this will this bring a swifter resolution to disputes compared to other forms of contract?
17. CPC13 is the first contract to incorporate BIM provisions within its clauses, JCT stating they will not be adding BIM provisions and the NEC offering advice on how to include BIM in its current suite. Does this provide a benefit over other standard forms of contract?
18. Would you consider using the CPC13 standard form of contract over the current contractual agreements you use on your projects?
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