ICE Publishing, part of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a sister division to NEC, launched a new guidebook in September 2021 on the NEC4 contract suite. Aimed at both new and experienced NEC users, NEC4: A User’s Guide by NEC expert Jon Broome provides practical guidance on how to work successfully with the NEC4 suite of contracts.
Based on the author’s previous NEC3 guide published in 2012, the new book explains how the ever-growing NEC4 family of contracts fits together and provides straightforward explanations of the most important areas of the contract suite. It focuses on the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), describing good practice prior to and following contract award − particularly during the crucial first months.
Each clearly written and authoritative chapter draws on results of previous research and the author’s substantial experience in helping clients, contractors and consultants get the best out of their contracts and improve project results for all participants. The chapters contain a multitude of practical tips that help deliver better project outcomes.
In the words of former NEC Australasia Users’ Group chairman Warwick Fergusson, ‘Back in 2012 I thought that Jon Broome’s NEC3 Guide was the best NEC book I had seen; now this new NEC4 edition is certainly the best.’ The 344-page book costs £55 and is available from the ICE Bookshop at www.icebookshop.com.