JCT contract sales up to record levels following strong uptake of JCT 2016 Edition

JCT contract sales are at record levels as a result of a continued trend of strong performance throughout the construction industry, which has been further buoyed by the uptake of the JCT 2016 Edition. The level of sales through JCT’s online store is further reflected in the publication this week of the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Report 2018, which showed a significant increase in the use of JCT contracts over the past year. The latest NBS report shows marked growth in the use…

“Procure for better value, be more transparent, and get the basics right”

Ann Bentley gives the JCT Povey Lecture 2017: Smarter procurement, including expanding the definition of ‘value’, being more transparent in terms of best practice, and getting key basics right – particularly in regard to Fair Payment – were the key messages given to JCT delegates in a presentation by Ann Bentley, at the JCT Povey Lecture held at The Building Centre, London, on Wednesday 8th November. The subject of Ann Bentley’s lecture was to describe the work she has been doing in her role on…

JCT Povey Lecture 2017 – Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers

JCT Povey Lecture 2017 “Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers. How small changes in approach to procurement could have a big impact on the construction industry” Ann Bentley 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…

Construction students show their skill in addressing skills in JCT Student Competition 2017

Mirona Tomala, of Oxford Brookes University, has won the JCT Student Competition 2017, with her entry, “Confessions of a female conversion MSc student: an essay addressing the factors contributing to skills shortage in the UK construction industry, focusing on the poor industry awareness and draconian expectations.” The entrants taking the runner-up prizes were Paul Winfield, UCEM, with his essay entitled “Addressing the construction skills shortage: Is education enough? An essay addressing the skills shortage in the UK construction industry, analysing data to encourage the reformation…

JCT celebrates success of latest Edition at Parliamentary Reception

JCT’s Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception, celebrating the success of the release of the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts was held yesterday (5th May 2017) at the House of Commons, London. Since its launch, the JCT 2016 Edition has been welcomed positively by the industry, with an unprecedented level of sales through the JCT online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. Victoria Peckett, chair of JCT’s Drafting Sub-Committee and head of construction at CMS-Cameron McKenna LLP, addressed guests, identifying three main areas that were important in the creation of the…

JCT Minor Works 2016: payment made easy

Our latest JCT 2016 Edition blog explains the new payment process in the JCT Minor Works Building Contract… The interim payment process need not be difficult. Actually, it is quite straightforward under the JCT framework for payment, which complies with the requirements of legislation and reflects the fair payment charter. An easy way to understand the process is to recognise that the Interim Valuation Date (a defined term in the contract), which also applies to JCT sub-contracts and sub-sub contracts, is the key factor in…

JCT Minor Works 2016: insurance provisions

Our latest JCT 2016 Edition blog looks at the insurance provisions in the Minor Works Building Contract… The JCT Minor Works Building Contract (Minor Works) is designed for smaller, basic construction projects where the work is of a simple nature. Accordingly, the insurance provisions are shorter and simpler than those in contracts such as the JCT Design and Build Contract. However, it is still very important to carefully consider the insurance provisions contained in Section 5 of the contract and ensure that they meet the…

Judging panel announced for JCT Student Competition 2017

The judging panel for the JCT Student Competition 2017 has been announced, comprising experts from the education, law, media, and professional practice sectors within the construction industry. The competition focuses on creativity and finding innovative solutions to address a range of industry topics and issues. Students can enter their submissions in any format they choose – it could be a video, design or drawing, photographic essay, or traditional essay. Categories for this year’s competition included skills shortages, sustainability, collaboration, BIM, technology, and health and wellbeing….

JCT releases Intermediate Building Contract 2016

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released the 2016 Edition of the Intermediate Building Contract family. The contracts are available to purchase via JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The 2016 Edition of the Intermediate Building Contract family includes the following documents: Intermediate Building Contract (IC) Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design (ICD) Intermediate Building Contract Guide (IC/G) Intermediate Sub-Contract Agreement (ICSub/A) Intermediate Sub-Contract Conditions (ICSub/C) Intermediate Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design Agreement (ICSub/D/A) Intermediate Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design Conditions (ICSub/D/C) Intermediate Named Sub-Contract Tender and Agreement (ICSub/NAM)…

JCT 2016 Edition – find out more

Check out our information pack including webinar, summary, information booklet and available products… We have launched a new information pack containing everything you need to know about the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts. As a JCT Network member, you are first to receive this suite of information: JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts Webinar We have made our “JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts” webinar, hosted by Building, available to view via our website. Click the link to view the webinar from our JCT 2016 Edition page,…