is a series of books written by NEC experts that explain how NEC4 can be used to optimum benefit in everyday environments. Together, the books in this series form the complete and authoritative guide to getting the most from NEC4 for your projects.
Each title is based on usage of the NEC's core document the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) although the principles and procedures they discuss apply equally across all the documents in the NEC suite. Fully updated to reflect the NEC4 contract, the books in this series provide a rounded view of the ECC, whatever your discipline, and from both sides of the contractual relationship.
Managing Reality, Third edition
places great emphasis on offering ‘practical tips’ at appropriate points in the text and highlighted examples. Standard forms are included with their usage explained together with checklists. The books are practical manuals designed to aid both existing and new users in implementing the NEC, and will be an essential guide for anyone involved in preparing, administering or contributing to an NEC contract.
Bronwyn Mitchell, BCom (Hons), BProc, MBA, MCIPS, MCIArb, has been working with the NEC since 1995 and has drafted hundreds of contracts based on NEC. She assisted in redrafting a Small Works Contract, also written under licence, for Scottish contracting situations and this version was fundamentally adopted and later published as the Short Contract. She has worked as a consultant and trainer in the use of all NEC contracts.
Barry Trebes, BSc (Hons), MSc, FRICS, FAPM, FInstCES, has over 30 years’ experience of providing consultancy, advice, facilitation and training on major developments across numerous business sectors, including aviation, defence, power, utilities, infrastructure, property, rail, highway and water, both in the UK and internationally. Barry provides NEC training and education, including providing NEC Thomas Telford Master Classes and their Project Manager Accreditation course. He also initiated and helped to develop the first web-based NEC contract management system, named CCM, with MPS Ltd in 2000. He was a member of the NEC4 drafting team.