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Brent Civic Centre

Brent Civic Centre is an £85m public sector project located in the area of Brent, West London, near Wembley. The building is designed by Hopkins Architects and the main contractor is Skanska. When completed, Brent Civic Centre will become the first public building in the UK to achieve a BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Outstanding rating, and join an elite group as one of the world’s most sustainable projects. Brent Council, the client, set out a clear brief: to build the UK’s most sustainable public…

The Shard

The Shard

Europe’s tallest building combines innovation, daring and JCT contract expertise London: for a visual representation of JCT’s contribution to the UK construction industry, no other city houses the range of iconic projects built on JCT contracts like the capital. In recent years it seems the London skyline has been expanding to the tune of a JCT contract at its foundation. Both the Gherkin and more recently Heron Tower are examples of the City flexing its muscles with JCT at the core. Now, a new glass…

JCT releases BIM Practice Note

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released the practice note, “Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working”.

Use UK standard forms of contract overseas but take care of cultural and local aspects, says Sir Vivian Ramsey

The key factors that must be addressed when using UK standard forms of construction contract overseas are the local legal system in use and the cultural differences determining the way in which provisions are interpreted, Sir Vivian Ramsey told delegates attending the JCT Povey Lecture at Local Government House, London on Thursday 13 November 2015.

JCT Povey Lecture 2015 – UK standard forms of contract: are the cultural and legal concepts of such contracts applicable internationally?

JCT Povey Lecture 2015 “UK standard forms of contract: are the cultural and legal concepts of such contracts applicable internationally?” The Hon. Sir Vivian Ramsey Download Sir Vivian Ramsey’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…

Sir Vivian Ramsey to give JCT Povey Lecture 2015

“UK standard forms of contract: are the cultural and legal concepts of such contracts applicable internationally?” will be the topic of the JCT Povey Lecture 2015, to be given by Sir Vivian Ramsey at Local Government House on Thursday 12 November.

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…