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Keating on NEC4 2nd ed isbn 9780414034181

Keating on NEC3

Edited by: David Thomas and a team of contributing authors

ISBN13: 9781847033314
New Edition ISBN: 9780414034181
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Keating on NEC3 provides detailed guidance on the three contracts that comprise the NEC3 suite of construction contracts.

Reproducing the complete terms of the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), Subcontract and Professional Services Contract, it sets out clause-by-clause commentary explaining how those contracts are intended to operate, highlighting any ambiguities or questions of interpretation that can arise.

NEC is used across the construction sector, including BAA's Terminal 5, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the Eden Project and has been adopted for use in construction work for London's 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Reproduces the three NEC3 contracts in full – with clause-by-clause commentary explaining how they are intended to operate
  • Highlights questions of interpretation that arise, with reference to relevant case law
  • Provides a first port of call in advance of litigation, with detailed commentary on interpretation of clauses
  • Gives invaluable assistance for drafting, with practical discussion on why particular clauses are used and possible amendments
  • Supplies the know-how of leading barristers experienced in advising on NEC3 contracts
  • Explains the topic in a clear, practical style
  • Uses diagrams and flow charts to illustrate the range of choices that arise from combining core clauses with the various options clauses contained in the ECC and other contracts

Construction Law
The aims and genesis of the NEC
The ECC and the other NEC3 contracts
The structure and drafting of the ECC contract
Core Clause 1 General
Core Clause 2 The Contractor’s main responsibilities
Core Clause 3 Time
Core Clause 4 Testing and Defects
Core Clause 5 Payments
Core Clause 6 Compensation Events
Core Clause 7 Title
Core Clause 8 Risks and Insurance
Core Clause 9 Termination
Main Option Clause A Priced Contract with Activity Schedule
Main Option Clause B Priced Contract with Bill of Quantities
Main Option Clause C Target Contract with Activity Schedule
Main Option Clause D Target Contract with Bill of Quantities
Main Option Clause E Cost Reimbursable Contract
Main Option Clause F Management Contract
Dispute Resolution Options
The Secondary Option Clauses
The Schedule and Shorter Schedule of Cost Components
The Contract Data including Works