Managing Reality 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.
"Now in its third edition, Managing Reality is a five-part book series that provides a balanced view on how to use the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), a key component of the fourth edition of the New Engineering Contract (NEC4) suite. (...) A major achievement of the book series is that the authors have laboured exceptionally to simplify the specialised language in which the ECC is worded in such a way that novice practitioners and experienced users are able to understand and apply the ECC appropriately irrespective of the contract side they belong. In particular, the authors provide very clear guidelines on how to make the best of certainty and objectivity that NEC suites offer. This is a significant contribution to scholarship on the subject of project management and contract management.''
Oluwole Alfred Olatunji, Ahmed Hammad, Jeff Rafel and Monica Martin