A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction by Michael Rowlinson

By Michael Rowlinson

Introduced in 1991, the hot Engineering agreement (NEC) has develop into one of many UK's prime ordinary kinds of agreement for significant development and civil engineering initiatives. at the moment within the 3rd variation, popularly often called NEC three, it's a technique established development agreement embodying venture administration most sensible perform, and therefore the elemental philosophy at the back of the agreement is various to the extra adverse rules and process of different regular building contracts.

Written as a pragmatic advisor to the applying of the tactics contained in NEC three, this e-book will relief clients within the transition from their use and figuring out of the opposite typical building contracts to the collaborative undertaking administration dependent procedure of the ECC.

Written for somebody operating within the development engaged on a undertaking less than the ECC, it will likely be of curiosity to the entire development provide chain together with employers, development professions, contractors and sub-contractors. it is going to even be of curiosity to experts and legal professionals advising any of those events, both within the training of agreement documentation or the solution of challenge events which could arise.

  • A functional consultant to the appliance of the tactics inside the NEC Engineering and development Contracts
  • Written particularly for individuals really utilizing and administering the NEC contracts – instead of lawyers
  • Covers the entire adaptations created via the most and Secondary Options

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These were accompanied by the introduction of a new UK specific secondary Option, labelled Y(UK)1 and titled ‘Project Bank Account’. 4. 2) (NEC Panel, 2013b), Scope (PSC) (NEC Panel, 2013c) and Service Information (TSC) (NEC Panel, 2013d), together with Communication Forms for each of the ECC, PSC and TSC (NEC Panel, 2013e–g), with the seventh dealing with the incorporation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) (NEC Panel, 2013h) into NEC3 Contracts. The total number of documents in the box set has now increased to thirty-nine.

It must be emphasised that it is not necessary to select any of the Secondary Options; the core clauses and selected Main Option, in all six cases, will provide a perfectly workable and sound contract. The only limit on how many Secondary Options can be selected is determined by the restrictions on the combination of choices; these restrictions are stated within the notes in brackets attached to some of the Secondary Options in the Schedule of Options. The full list of Secondary Options available for use in the ECC is: Option X1: Price adjustment for inflation (used only with Options A, B, C and D); Option X2: Changes in the law; Option X3: Multiple currencies (used only with Options A and B); Option X4: Parent company guarantee; Option X5: Sectional Completion; Option X6: Bonus for early Completion; Option X7: Delay damages; Option X12: Partnering; Option X13: Performance bond; Option X14: Advanced payment to the Contractor; Option X15: Limitation of the Contractor’s liability for his design to reasonable skill and care; Option X16: Retention (not used with Option F); Option X17: Low performance damages; Option X18: Limitation of liability; Option X20: Key Performance Indicators (not used with Option X12); Option Y(UK)1: Project Bank Account; Option Y(UK)2: The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996; Option Y(UK)3: The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999; Option Z: Additional conditions of contract.

1 and some more significant alterations to dispute resolution Option W2. These were accompanied by the introduction of a new UK specific secondary Option, labelled Y(UK)1 and titled ‘Project Bank Account’. 4. 2) (NEC Panel, 2013b), Scope (PSC) (NEC Panel, 2013c) and Service Information (TSC) (NEC Panel, 2013d), together with Communication Forms for each of the ECC, PSC and TSC (NEC Panel, 2013e–g), with the seventh dealing with the incorporation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) (NEC Panel, 2013h) into NEC3 Contracts.

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