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  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (8 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632053860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632053865
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2.6 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Eggleston is the author of a number of highly successfulguides to engineering contracts [ ] he writes with acertainty and facility that commends him to many practising lawyersand with an ease which makes him highly readable for otherconstruction professionals. Given its readability andperceptiveness, Eggleston can be thoroughly recommended to allconstruction professionals. Paul Newman,Construction Law


A very useful and helpful guide. FionaHammond, Legal Advisor, BAA plc


Brian Eggleston s books are always good. This oneis unique, as the only analysis on this contract that is bothdetailed and fair. The light it shines is startlinglyrevealing. Robert Fenwick Elliott, Fenwick Elliott,Solicitors


′Those who pride themselves on a comprehensive law library willbuy this book straightaway. Others would be well advised to buy itas soon as they are faced with the prospect of an NEC project.′ –Construction Industry Law Letter

′everyone involved in projects using the NEC should have a copy′Building Magazine

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From its launch in 1991 the New Engineering Contract has rapidly overtaken traditional building and civil engineering contracts to become the UK s leading standard form for major construction projects. Additionally, under the generic title NEC3, there is now a family of New Engineering Contract standard forms.

This book provides a detailed commentary on the latest edition of the main form – NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract. It explains how the contract is intended to operate and examines each clause to consider its application and legal interpretation. It draws upon the author′s successful book on the second edition of the Engineering and Construction Contract, ECC2, and it identifies and comments on the changes between ECC2 and NEC3.

Particular attention is given to the revised compensation event procedures in NEC3, with five chapters of the book devoted to this subject. In–depth analysis is also given to:

  • The role of the project manager
  • The obligations of the parties
  • The liabilities of the parties
  • The revised dispute resolution procedures

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom Cahill on 27 July 2011
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Once you've got your head around these things, these books are very dreary. That is not to say that I thought this when I bought this book years ago. There's a legal commentary which is actually a lot better, but that's out of print. This was the best one following that one though. The main point is that no one ever sticks to the NEC on NEC contracts, so in one way, it is all a waste of study. That is not to say that the NEC is a bad contract, but the education level of those who manage most of the government jobs, which use the NEC, is not there, and those who manage it on private jobs, take the clauses out, to make it like and ICE or JC Works, which they were used to. You won't be sorry you bought it. I didn't give it 5 stars for no reason.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. RD Smith on 13 Nov. 2010
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This book is definately worth the high price. Very readable explaining each clause of the contract in clear english. Being a newcomer to the NEC3 suite of contracts I found this book to be very helpful.
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