As usage of the NEC family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract’s key features. Chapters cover:
- The Contractor’s main responsibilities the use of early warnings
- Contractor’s design
- Quality management
- Liabilities and insurance
- Avoiding and resolving disputes and much more.
Common problems experienced when using the Engineering and Construction Contract are signaled to the reader throughout, and the correct way of reading each clause explained. The way the contract effects procurement processes, dispute resolution, project management, and risk management are all addressed in order to direct the user to best practice.
Written for construction professionals, by a practicing international construction contract consultant, this handbook is the most straightforward, balanced and practical guide to the NEC4 ECC available. An ideal companion for employers, contractors, project managers, supervisors, engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, subcontractors, and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC4 ECC.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Book
Chapter 0 Introduction
Chapter 1 The Contractor’s main responsibilities
Chapter 2 Contractor’s design
Chapter 3 Time and the Accepted Programme
Chapter 4 Quality management
Chapter 5 Payment
Chapter 6 Compensation events
Chapter 7 Title
Chapter 8 Liabilities and insurance
Chapter 9 Termination
Chapter 10 Resolving and avoiding disputes
Chapter 11 Tendering
Kelvin Hughes has been a leading authority on the NEC contracts for over 20 years, during which time he has advised on numerous NEC based projects and provided over 1700 NEC training courses at all levels from Introduction through Advanced to Masterclass. He was also Secretary of the NEC Users Group, representing worldwide users of the contract, for 10 years.