Copenhagen

Blog author: Richard Saxon, JCT Chairman Every country has a construction industry unique to itself. Members of each see their way of developing, designing, building and operating buildings as normal and other country’s ways as exotic. Mostly however, members don’t look outside their own construction culture. I have often thought that a good module for courses in professional education would be ‘International Comparative Construction’, teaching students to question how and why things are done the way they are at home. Japan, Germany, the USA, France…

JCT interviews…Roger Squire

In this series we shed light on some of the key people who are involved with or give their time to support JCT,to ensure that all areas of the construction industry are represented and can contribute to the development of our contracts. We will look at how our interviewees contribute to JCT specifically, and gain their views on JCT’s wider role within the industry. Roger Squire JCT Director, British Property Federation Limited After reading Land Economics at Cambridge, Roger worked in South Africa for 7…

Making building contracts work with BIM

Blog authors: Tom Pemberton and Andrew Croft – Beale & Company Solicitors LLP Following the UK government’s well publicised plans to use Building Information Modelling (“BIM”) on all centrally procured public sector projects by April 2016 there has been a real increase in the use of BIM in both the private and public sector. In 2011, the JCT issued its Public Sector Supplement, including amendments facilitating the use of BIM. These amendments, and associated guidance issued by the JCT, were the earliest example of drafting…

Default Payment Notices – avoid ‘smash and grab’ adjudication

Blog authors: David Savage and Andrew Keeley – Charles Russell Speechlys Recent case law has reduced the scope for unwary Employers to defeat ‘smash and grab’ adjudications. As you would expect, the payment terms in the 2011 JCT contracts comply with the statutory payment requirements imposed on the construction industry by the Government. It is increasingly important to understand and strictly comply with these payment terms. For example, under a JCT Design and Build Contract 2011: If a Payment Notice is not given by the…

Integrated Project Insurance – collaboration is the name of the game

Blog author: Kim Vernau – CEO, BLP Insurance When something goes wrong in a construction project, the first question that usually gets asked is, “Whose fault is it?”. The contractor may blame the architect for a design defect by submitting incomplete drawings. The architect may blame the contractor for failing to control their subcontractors. The contractor may blame the professional consultant for failing to properly supervise the works and suppliers. The consultant may blame the employer for late payment of fees. So whose insurance policy…

JCT Povey Lecture 2014 – Let’s make friends with reality

JCT Povey Lecture 2014 “Let’s make friends with reality” Tony Bingham, Barrister and Arbitrator Download Tony Bingham’s lecture note in full About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the quality and value of construction output. The event was inaugurated in 2003…

JCT Povey Lecture 2013 – A Time for Partnership

JCT Povey Lecture 2013 “A Time for Partnership” Peter Hansford, HM Government Chief Construction Adviser Download Peter Hansford’s lecture note in full About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the quality and value of construction output. The event was inaugurated in…

JCT Povey Lecture 2012 – At a Crossroads

JCT Povey Lecture 2012 “At a Crossroads – a wasted generation or inspired talent. The Power to Choose.” Paul Drechsler, Chairman and Chief Executive, Wates Group Download Paul Drechsler’s lecture note in full About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the…

JCT Povey Lecture 2011 – The Journey to Deep Green

JCT Povey Lecture 2011 “The Journey to Deep Green™” Mike Putnam, President and Chief Executive, Skanska UK Download Mike Putnam’s lecture note in full About the Povey Lecture The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the quality and value of construction output. The event was…