Understanding NEC3 Professional Services Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135047987
Format: PDF
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As use of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Currently in its third edition, this set of contracts is different to others in concept as well as format, so users may well find themselves needing a helping hand along the way. Understanding NEC3: Professional Services Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the NEC3 Professional Services Contract’s key features, including: Main and Secondary Options the use of early warnings programme provisions payment compensation events preparing and assessing tenders. Common problems experienced when using the Professional Services Contract are signalled to the reader throughout, and the correct way of reading each clause is explained. The ways in which the contract affects 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 practising international construction contract consultant, this handbook is the most straightforward, balanced and practical guide to the NEC3 PSC available. It is an ideal companion for Employers, Consultants, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Subcontractors and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC3 PSC.

Practical Guide to the NEC3 Professional Services Contract

Author: Michael Rowlinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118406400
Format: PDF
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Currently in its third edition, the NEC suite has become one of theUK’s leading families of standard forms of contract for majorconstruction and civil engineering projects. Part of the NEC suite,the Professional Services Contract (PSC) was drafted with the sameprocess-based approach and objectives, offering a standard contractfor the appointment of consultants providing professional servicesin an engineering or construction project. Embodying best practicein terms of project management, the basic philosophy of the PSCdiffers from the principles and approach of other standardcontracts used to appoint consultants. This book is a practical guide to the application of the PSC.Starting with a brief discussion of the background and philosophybehind the PSC, it identifies the roles and responsibilities ofeach of the named functions within the contract, explains theapproaches required to achieve a successful working relationshipbetween all parties, and examines all the procedures in the PSC.The book explains the links between the various sections of thecontract to assist the reader with cross referencing, and coversall the variations created by the Main and Secondary Options. As avery practical guide it will aid users in the transition from theiruse and understanding of the other standard contracts to thecollaborative project management-based approach of the PSC. Written for anyone working in the construction and relatedindustries using the PSC to procure or provide consultancy servicesin relation to a construction project, it will be of interest tothe complete construction supply chain, particularly architects,structural engineers, services (M&E) engineers, civilengineers, quantity surveyors and interior designers, together withContractors and Sub-Contractors who have a design liability andemploy consultants to assist them. It will also be of interest toconsultants and lawyers advising any of these parties, either inthe preparation of contract documentation or the resolution ofproblem situations which may arise.

Understanding NEC3 Engineering and Construction Short Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317702123
Format: PDF
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As usage of the NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract) family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, so does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. This set of contracts, currently in the third edition, is different to others in concept as well as format, so users may well find themselves needing a helping hand along the way. Understanding the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Short Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the contract’s key features, including: the use of early warnings programme provisions payment compensation events preparing and assessing tenders Common problems are signalled to the reader throughout, and the correct way of reading each clause explained. In addition, the things to consider when deciding between the ECSC and the longer Engineering and Construction Contract are discussed in detail. Written for professionals without legal backgrounds, by a practicing construction contract consultant, this handbook is the most straightforward, balanced and practical guide to the NEC3 ECSC available. An ideal companion for Employers, Contractors, Project Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Subcontractors, and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC3 ECSC.

Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351014331
Format: PDF
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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.

A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

Author: Michael Rowlinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444340174
Format: PDF
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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

The NEC Compared and Contrasted

Author: Frances Forward
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727731159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This practical book sets out to compare the increasingly popular NEC family of contracts with other construction industry standard forms. The NEC compared and contrasted will assist all levels of professionals involved in procurement in the construction industry to make informed choices and give balanced advice when deciding which contract to use for a particular project. This authoritative book examines professional services contracts and construction contracts, as well as contractual arrangements for partnering. Building and engineering sectors of the construction industry are covered, as well as the possibility of procuring projects outside the UK. This book demonstrates that modern construction contracts can facilitate project management, as well as define legal relationships and that efficient procurement of complex projects demands a proactive, not a reactive, approach. The NEC compared and contrasted will be an invaluable resource for consultants, clients and contractors in the construction industry. It will also provide students preparing for their professional exams with a clear and concise guide to comparative standard form construction contracts.

Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract

Author: Michael Rowlinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119033004
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Launched in 1993, the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract has become one of the UK's leading standard forms of contract for major construction and civil engineering projects. The third edition, popularly known as NEC3, is a process based contract embodying project and commercial management best practice, so its basic philosophy differs from the more adversarial approach of other standard construction contracts. Since the first edition of this book, the third edition of the contract has seen the introduction of a new secondary option for use in the UK and amendments to a number of clauses. In addition, in September 2011, changes were introduced to cater for the amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 contained in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, which became effective for all new contracts entered into from 1 October 2011. These amendments have been incorporated into the text. A Practical Guide to the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract will be useful to everyone in the construction industry working on a project under this contract. It will be of interest to the complete construction supply chain, including employers, construction professions, contractors and sub-contractors, as well as consultants and lawyers advising any of these parties, either in the preparation of contract documentation or the day to day management or the resolution of problem situations which may arise.

Professional Services Agreements

Author: Rachel Barnes
Publisher: Inst of Civil Engineers Pub
ISBN: 9780727741585
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a comprehensive review of the issues that readers need to be aware of when negotiating the minefield of professional services contracts in the construction industry. It is practical and accessible in its approach, and addresses professional obligations when engaged under such agreements. It advises on the principle areas of consultancy risk and makes reference to some of the standard conditions produced by professional bodies. This book is an essential reference for consultants, project managers, architects as well as their legal advisors and insurers, enabling them to better understand and negotiate the contracts prepared by the client side of the industry for their professional services. It covers the contracts themselves and related legal issues and principles and is written in a way that will be accessible to nonlegally trained readers. Uniquely the book provides an understanding of the risks, both legal and commercial, inherent in these types of professional appointments and therefore helps the reader to manage those risks. Another key feature is that it provides a supporting commentary on the 'benchmark' professional service agreements, including the RIBA, ACE and RICS appointments, and explains the differences. The revised version will now also cover the NEC3 PSC contract.

Choosing the Right NEC Contract

Author: T. W. Weddell
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727733832
Format: PDF, Docs
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UNIQUE FEATURES - Designed to be used as a desk top manual - Describes the main features of the contracts in the NEC family - Includes guidance on which NEC contract is appropriate for a particular project and how to prepare it - Useful for those who need more information about the NEC and its philosophy - Includes exercises at the end of several chapters to stimulate discussions about the many factors that need to be considered in choosing the right NEC contract BACKGROUND INFORMATION The last decades of the twentieth century saw huge changes in construction in the UK, particularly in procurement methods and contract strategy. In this book the author describes these changes as a construction reformation and suggests that the advent of the NEC played an important part in promoting those changes. Since its introduction to the construction sector in 1991, the NEC has been highly recommended in the Latham Report and more recently by the Office of Government Commerce and is now widely used on many small and large projects in the UK and worldwide. ENSURING PROJECT OBJECTIVES In this guide, Bill Weddell, a long standing member of the NEC Panel and a highly respected consultant and trainer on the NEC utilises his skills and wide knowledge of the NEC to provide new and existing users with guidance on how to select and implement NEC contracts to suit differing project needs and objectives. ACCURATE CONTRACT STRATEGIES This guide explains in a concise and practical manner how to decide on the appropriate contract strategy for any given project and how to prepare the contract document for each type of NEC contract. It describes each of the documents and explains the selection methods for the various options and how these are used to produce the contract document. The book also clarifies some of the distinguishing features of the NEC contracts in contrast to the more traditional standard forms and explains how the management procedures in each contract can be used to achieve the Employer's objectives by effective control of time, cost and quality. THE READERSHIP This guide is a valuable tool for anybody involved in the NEC supply chain including clients, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, project managers, quantity surveyors, adjudicators and service suppliers - across the complete spectrum of construction activity. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Weddell was on the original NEC Working Group and drafting team and has been involved in the later development of the NEC family of contracts up to the publication of NEC3. He has long experience of both design and construction of major civil engineering works including highways, bridges, docks and harbours, tunnels and sea defence works. He was Head of Contracts for a firm of consulting engineers and is now a contract consultant and runs training courses on the NEC.