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Books by Kelvin Hughes

Understanding FIDIC

Understanding FIDIC

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2020

Understanding FIDIC explains in simple and practical terms what is often seen as a very complex range of international engineering and construction contracts. Covering the FIDIC 2017 Red, Yellow and Silver Books (referred to as The Rainbow Suite ), the book gives an overview of all three contracts, including coverage of changes between the 1999 contracts to the present 2017 suite. FIDIC contracts are widely used as far afield as Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, and this book provides a practical yet thorough guide to the key elements that practitioners preparing and administering these contracts would need to be aware of. In his approachable and readable style, Kelvin Hughes covers: The obligations and responsibilities of the Employer, the Employer's Representative, the Engineer and the Contractor Quality and Defects Liability Design Responsibility and Liability Variations, Measurement and Payment Procedures Progress, Delays, Extensions of Time and Completion Suspension and Termination Insurances Employer's and Contractor's Claims The Dispute Avoidance/Adjudication Board and the Resolution of Disputes Tendering Anyone working with FIDIC contracts whether as the Employer, Employer's Represnetative, Engineer or Contractor, will benefit greatly from this easy to read guide to the Rainbow Suite. Students on professional courses or researching the contracts for project work will also find this book extremely useful.

Understanding FIDIC

Understanding FIDIC

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2020

Understanding FIDIC explains in simple and practical terms what is often seen as a very complex range of international engineering and construction contracts. Covering the FIDIC 2017 Red, Yellow and Silver Books (referred to as The Rainbow Suite ), the book gives an overview of all three contracts, including coverage of changes between the 1999 contracts to the present 2017 suite. FIDIC contracts are widely used as far afield as Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, and this book provides a practical yet thorough guide to the key elements that practitioners preparing and administering these contracts would need to be aware of. In his approachable and readable style, Kelvin Hughes covers: The obligations and responsibilities of the Employer, the Employer's Representative, the Engineer and the Contractor Quality and Defects Liability Design Responsibility and Liability Variations, Measurement and Payment Procedures Progress, Delays, Extensions of Time and Completion Suspension and Termination Insurances Employer's and Contractor's Claims The Dispute Avoidance/Adjudication Board and the Resolution of Disputes Tendering Anyone working with FIDIC contracts whether as the Employer, Employer's Represnetative, Engineer or Contractor, will benefit greatly from this easy to read guide to the Rainbow Suite. Students on professional courses or researching the contracts for project work will also find this book extremely useful.

Understanding the NEC4 Professional Service Contract

Understanding the NEC4 Professional Service Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2020

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. Currently in its fourth edition (NEC4), 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 the NEC4 Professional Service Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the NEC4 Professional Service Contract's key features and differences from its predecessor, the NEC3 Professional Services Contract, including: Main and Secondary Options the use of early warnings programme provisions payment compensation events preparing tender documents Common problems experienced when using the Professional Service Contract are signalled to the reader throughout, and the correct way of interpreting each clause explained. The way 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 NEC4 Professional Service Contract available. It is an ideal companion for Clients, Contractors, Service Managers, Project Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Subcontractors and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC4 Professional Service Contract.

Understanding the NEC4 Professional Service Contract

Understanding the NEC4 Professional Service Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2020

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. Currently in its fourth edition (NEC4), 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 the NEC4 Professional Service Contract uses plain English to lead the reader through the NEC4 Professional Service Contract's key features and differences from its predecessor, the NEC3 Professional Services Contract, including: Main and Secondary Options the use of early warnings programme provisions payment compensation events preparing tender documents Common problems experienced when using the Professional Service Contract are signalled to the reader throughout, and the correct way of interpreting each clause explained. The way 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 NEC4 Professional Service Contract available. It is an ideal companion for Clients, Contractors, Service Managers, Project Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Subcontractors and anyone else interested in working successfully with the NEC4 Professional Service Contract.

NEC4: 100 Questions and Answers

NEC4: 100 Questions and Answers

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2019

This book details some of the most important and interesting questions raised about the NEC4 family of contracts and provides clear, comprehensive answers to those questions. Written by an NEC expert with over 20 years' experience using, advising and training others, the book has several distinctive features: It covers the whole NEC4 family It is written by a very experienced NEC author who explains sometimes complex issues in a simple and accessible style The questions and answers range from beginner level up to a masterclass level The questions are real life questions asked by actual NEC practitioners on real projects. The book includes questions and answers relating to tendering, early warnings, programme issues, quality management, payment provisions, compensation events, liabilities, insurances, adjudication, termination and much more. It is essential reading for anyone working with the NEC4 family of contracts, whether professionals or students in construction, architecture, project management and engineering.

NEC4: 100 Questions and Answers

NEC4: 100 Questions and Answers

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2019

This book details some of the most important and interesting questions raised about the NEC4 family of contracts and provides clear, comprehensive answers to those questions. Written by an NEC expert with over 20 years' experience using, advising and training others, the book has several distinctive features: It covers the whole NEC4 family It is written by a very experienced NEC author who explains sometimes complex issues in a simple and accessible style The questions and answers range from beginner level up to a masterclass level The questions are real life questions asked by actual NEC practitioners on real projects. The book includes questions and answers relating to tendering, early warnings, programme issues, quality management, payment provisions, compensation events, liabilities, insurances, adjudication, termination and much more. It is essential reading for anyone working with the NEC4 family of contracts, whether professionals or students in construction, architecture, project management and engineering.

Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract

Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2018

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.

Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract

Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2018

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.

Understanding NEC4

Understanding NEC4

Author: Kelvin Hughes, Patrick (Bowdon Consulting Limited, UK) Waterhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2018

With the release of the new NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract), the use of the family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, as does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Now in its fourth 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. Written in plain English, Understanding NEC4: Term Service Contract offers a practical guide to the use and management of the NEC4 Term Service Contract (TSC). The authors describe the full life of a contract, from the initial selection of options and contract formation through to the operations period and ultimately termination and dispute resolution. Although born of the same stable as the NEC4 construction contracts, the TSC is aimed at maintaining infrastructure and differs significantly from its siblings. This is the first book to be written on the new contract and takes the reader through the important provisions including communications, planning, early warnings, compensation events and payments. It is ideal for clients, contractors and their advisors describing how to deploy the contract successfully.

Understanding NEC4

Understanding NEC4

Author: Kelvin Hughes, Patrick (Bowdon Consulting Limited, UK) Waterhouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2018

With the release of the new NEC (formerly the New Engineering Contract), the use of the family of contracts continues to grow worldwide, as does the importance of understanding its clauses and nuances to everyone working in the built environment. Now in its fourth 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. Written in plain English, Understanding NEC4: Term Service Contract offers a practical guide to the use and management of the NEC4 Term Service Contract (TSC). The authors describe the full life of a contract, from the initial selection of options and contract formation through to the operations period and ultimately termination and dispute resolution. Although born of the same stable as the NEC4 construction contracts, the TSC is aimed at maintaining infrastructure and differs significantly from its siblings. This is the first book to be written on the new contract and takes the reader through the important provisions including communications, planning, early warnings, compensation events and payments. It is ideal for clients, contractors and their advisors describing how to deploy the contract successfully.

NEC3 Construction Contracts: 100 Questions and Answers

NEC3 Construction Contracts: 100 Questions and Answers

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Which member of the NEC3 family of contracts should I use? How do I choose and use my main and secondary options? What are the roles and responsibilities of the various parties? How should I effectively manage early warnings and compensation events? Important questions can arise when working with NEC3 contracts, some of them have simple answers and others require more a detailed response. Whether you are an NEC3 beginner or an expert, the 100 questions and answers in this book are a priceless reference to have at your fingertips. Covering issues that can arise from the full range of NEC3 forms, Kelvin Hughes draws on questions he has been asked during his 20 years working with NEC and presenting training courses to advise, warn of common mistakes, and explain in plain English how these contracts are meant to be used.

NEC3 Construction Contracts: 100 Questions and Answers

NEC3 Construction Contracts: 100 Questions and Answers

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Which member of the NEC3 family of contracts should I use? How do I choose and use my main and secondary options? What are the roles and responsibilities of the various parties? How should I effectively manage early warnings and compensation events? Important questions can arise when working with NEC3 contracts, some of them have simple answers and others require more a detailed response. Whether you are an NEC3 beginner or an expert, the 100 questions and answers in this book are a priceless reference to have at your fingertips. Covering issues that can arise from the full range of NEC3 forms, Kelvin Hughes draws on questions he has been asked during his 20 years working with NEC and presenting training courses to advise, warn of common mistakes, and explain in plain English how these contracts are meant to be used.

Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract

Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2016

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.

Understanding NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract

Understanding NEC3: Engineering and Construction Short Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2014

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 NEC3 : Professional Services Contract

Understanding NEC3 : Professional Services Contract

Author: Kelvin Hughes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2013

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.