New NEC4 books now published
ICE Publishing has recently published several new NEC4 books. The new titles are authored by NEC experts and members of the NEC4 drafting team, and include new editions of established NEC3 bestsellers.
The first, published in September 2017, is NEC3 and NEC4 Compared by Robert Gerrard. This definitive comparison guide covers the differences between the NEC3 and NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contracts (ECC) on a clause-by-clause basis.
Also guiding users through the transition is NEC4 Practical Solutions by Robert Gerrard and Stuart Kings, which was published in October. This updated edition of the NEC3 version continues the popular question-and-answer format based on queries to the NEC Users’ Group helpdesk.
A new third edition of Managing Reality by Bronwyn Mitchell and Barry Trebes is also now available. This set of five titles on using ECC has been fully updated for NEC4 and continues to offer practical tips and examples. Standard forms and checklists are included.
Lastly, a new NEC4 Roles and Responsibilities series was just launched to cover the various roles on NEC4 contracts and the specific requirements and challenges each presents:The Role of the Supervisor and The Role of the Project Manager, both by Mitchell and Trebes, are now available.
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