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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract 2nd ed isbn 9781119032977

A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

ISBN13: 9781444336887
New Edition ISBN: 9781119032977
Published: March 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardcover
Price: Out of print

Launched in 1991, the New Engineering Contract (NEC) has become one of the UK’s leading standard forms of contract for major construction and civil engineering projects.

Currently in the third edition, popularly known as NEC 3, it is a process based construction contract embodying project management best practice, and thus the basic philosophy behind the contract is different to the more adversarial principles and approach of other standard construction contracts.

Written as a practical guide to the application of the procedures contained in NEC 3, this book will aid users in the transition from their use and understanding of the other standard construction contracts to the collaborative project management based approach of the NEC.

Written for anyone working in the construction industry working on a project under the NEC, it will be of interest to the complete construction supply chain including employers, construction professions, contractors and sub-contractors. It will also be of interest to consultants and lawyers advising any of these parties, either in the preparation of contract documentation or the resolution of problem situations which may arise.

  • A practical guide to the application of the procedures contained in the NEC Engineering and Construction Contracts
  • Written specifically for people actually using and administering the NEC contracts – rather than lawyers
  • Covers all the variations created by the Main and Secondary Options

Construction Law
Background to the NEC
The Options-an Overview
"Spirit of Mutual Trust and Cooperation"
The Cast of Characters
Communications, Early Warnings and other General Matters
The Contractor's Main Responsibilities
Testing and Defects
Risks and Insurance
The Schedules of Cost Components
Compensation Events-The Theory and the Events
Compensation Events-The Procedures
Compensation Events-Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Secondary Options
Completing the Contract Data
The Supporting Documents-Need and Content
Appendix 1 Actions
Appendix 2 Tables
Appendix 3 Bibliography