The Forms of Contract: User Guide - popularly known as 'the Purple Book' - provides extensive guidance on the Forms of Contract series published by IChemE. For those with little or no experience of IChemE's Form of Contract, the Purple Book explains the philosophy of the series, how the individual Forms of Contract are intended to be applied in practice, and the steps necessary to begin working with them. Seasoned users of the Forms of Contract will benefit from the detailed coverage of each of the six members of the series, including a guide to their format and use.
This fourth edition of the Purple Book has been fully revised to cover the millennium editions of the series - Red Book 4th edition (2001), Green Book 3rd edition (2002), Burgundy Book 1st edition (2003), Yellow Book 3rd edition (2003), Brown Book 2nd edition (2004) and Orange Book 2nd edition (2003).
IChemE, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, is the center for chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide.
We are the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to sustainable development, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society and supporting the professional development of members.
Some of the areas we publish in include:
- Safety in the process industries - the BP Process Safety series
- Consultancy for chemical engineers
- Project management in the process industries
- Contract management in the process industries - International Forms Of Contract series
- Communication skills for engineers