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This guide outlines the essential steps that project teams need to take to ensure they deliver world-class performance by providing an in-depth picture of the practical realities of using the NEC coupled with the partnering philosophy. It explains in detail how people using the NEC have learned how to work together to ensure that customers, consultants and contractors all benefit. The findings in the Guide are supported by recent case studies that describe how experienced project managers have adopted the NEC procedures to ensure that they have real control of quality, time and cost. The case studies also show how the NEC approach to contract management provided an ideal basis for innovative forms of partnering that delivered substantial improvements in quality, time and cost performance. Based on Andrew Baird's long experience of developing and using the NEC and John Bennett's extensive research into project management and partnering, this Guide provides practical guidance on the most effective ways of using the NEC family of contracts, including the NEC Partnering Option (published in June 2001).;It also contains the full text of the NEC Partnering Option, guidance on how it should be incorporated into NEC contracts, and examples of how it can be used based on the best practice found in the case studies. NEC and Partnering: The guide to building winning teams not only presents the up-to-date thinking and research on the NEC and partnering, but also, and more importantly, brings together all the important lessons that have been learned by clients, consultants and contractors on current projects. The Guide will be of benefit and value to all engineers and construction professionals and their customers who are using, or considering using, the NEC and wish to adopt the partnering principles. Lecturers and researchers in construction management, and construction lawyers will also find this book an invaluable resource.