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Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract

A Practical Handbook, 2nd Edition

By Kelvin Hughes


292 pages

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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
  • Tendering
  • Quality management
  • Payment
  • Liabilities and insurance
  • Termination
  • 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

About the Author

Kelvin Hughes spent 18 years in commercial management with major contractors, then the past 26 years as a consultant, including a four-year senior lectureship at the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales). He has been a leading authority on the NEC since 1996, was Secretary of the NEC Users’ Group for ten years and has run more than 1,600 NEC training courses.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
LAW / Construction
LAW / Contracts
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General