A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 6, 2011 - Law - 320 pages
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 ECC.

Written for anyone working in the construction industry working on a project under the ECC, 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

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Background to the NECECC
An Overview
Spirit of Mutual Trust and Cooperation
The Cast of Characters
Communications Early Warnings and other General
The Contractors Main Responsibilities
The Schedules of Cost Components
Theory and Events
Dispute Resolution
Secondary Options

Testing and Defects
Completing the Contract Data
Need and Content

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About the author (2011)

Michael Rowlinson MSc, DipArb, MRICS, FCIOB, FCIA, FCICES, is a director of Alway Associates, Construction Contracts & Commercial Consultants based in Banbury, Oxfordshire. He is an experienced construction professional, having qualified initially as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and later as a Chartered Builder. After over 20 years with private practice and contractors Michael joined Alway Associates in 1998, specialising in Construction Contracts and Law. As part of his work Michael has lectured extensively for the Construction Study Centre and direct for his own clients, predominantly on the NEC suite of Contracts. He has written a number of articles on this suite of contracts which have been published in the Civil Engineering Surveyor and the NEC User Group's Newsletter, as well as on Alway Associates website.

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