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The result of four years of research, this guide describes the changes in systems, procedures, culture and skills that have increased profitablility for contractors and enabled them to deliver on tenders in both time and cost. It is divided into three parts.
The first is designed for new users of the contract. It provides an overview of the ethos behind the contract, gives greater guidance on the appropriateness of the different payment and secondary options, explains the principal procedures and clauses in the contract and shows how it promotes good project management.
The second part is written by industry practitioners from the process, building and civil sectors giving the employers', consultants', quantity surveyors', contractors' and subcontractors' viewpoint. The third part describes the changes in systems, organizations and skills necessary to gain all the most from the ECC. Particular attention is given to the pre-contract and early phases of the project.
It contains many real life examples to illustrate the points made.