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JCT Interview…Steve Medhurst

In the JCT Interviews… series we shine the spotlight on some of the key people who are involved with or give their time to support JCT, showing the diverse range of disciplines across the construction industry that our members represent and the collaborative work that contributes to the development of our contracts. We look at how our interviewees contribute to JCT specifically and gain their views on the wider industry and JCT’s role within it. Steve Medhurst member, JCT Drafting Sub-Committee member, JCT Council Steve…

‘Parkside’ – Imperial War Museum HQ, London

The Imperial War Museum’s (IWM) new office headquarters, known as Parkside, combines cutting edge offsite construction and the latest in architectural design to deliver a high-performance building with traditional touches that respect its local surroundings. The building provides a new hub for the IWM to continue its mission to improve public understanding of war and conflict through its exhibitions, events, and programming. A JCT Design and Build Contract was the form of choice. Parkside is a three-storey modular block that provides office space for the…

Grenfell and the Draft Building Safety Bill

Blog Author: Michael Haste – Director, Pascall+Watson  Since the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 we have within the construction industry started to see a number of important developments that will ultimately re-shape our industry for many years to come. These will have far-reaching consequences on many of us but may have limited impact on others, but all should expect to see change of one form or another. Grenfell should never have happened and the fact that it did will remain for many years…

JCT launches Dispute Adjudication Documentation 2021 with introductory video

JCT has announced the launch of the Dispute Adjudication Board Documentation 2021 (DAB 2021). The new product was first made available for pre-order via the JCT online store in May 2021. An introductory video is now available to watch via the JCT website (corporate.jctltd.co.uk/dispute-adjudication-board-documentation-2021-dab-2021) which explains more about DAB 2021, providing context and background to its production, and explaining the benefits of using a Dispute Adjudication Board as a means to avoid and resolve disputes. The video features Paul Cowan, barrister, 4 New Square and…

JCT Dispute Adjudication Board Documentation released

JCT has announced the release of its Dispute Adjudication Board Documentation 2021 (DAB 2021). The document pack includes a model Tripartite Agreement, enabling provisions for both the JCT Design and Build and JCT Major Project Constuction contracts, and guidance notes. DAB 2021 provides a proactive approach to dispute avoidance and resolution, with a framework for parties to identify and resolve potential problems and disputes early on to avoid costly litigation and damaging of project relationships. DAB 2021 has been designed for use with the JCT…

JCT’s networking group for young professionals offering corporate memberships

JCT’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is now offering corporate memberships for firms looking to provide networking and learning opportunities for their new construction professionals. The YPG is a cross-industry networking group for construction professionals within the first ten years of their career, students, and those new to the industry regardless of age. The group is set up to provide young professionals with a range of benefits, including peer-to-peer networking, online webinars and face-to-face talks from expert speakers on a variety of topics, and a dedicated,…

New course added to JCT’s online training programme

JCT has released the latest batch of dates for its JCT Training Online courses, including a range of new courses that have been added to its digital programme for the first time. The dates for May/June 2021 include new courses on the JCT Standard Building Contract 2016, JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2016, and JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016. These are in addition to the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016 and JCT Contracts 2016 – The Legal Perspective courses, which launched last year and…

Insurance and JCT contracts: Your Questions Answered

Blog Author: Douglas Brown – Renovation Underwriting Douglas Brown, Managing Director of specialist renovation policy provider Renovation Underwriting, shares his views and insights on JCT contracts and renovation insurance more widely. It might be a surprise to know that most home renovators, and many home insurance brokers, have no knowledge of JCT contracts. In most cases, it is only when a homeowner needs to arrange the insurance for their home undergoing work that they uncover just exactly what is involved. Very few even notify their…

JCT Training Online – Book a Place Today on one of our Interactive Online Courses

JCT has launched the next batch of new JCT Training Online courses. The dates and courses listed below are now available to book from the JCT online store at www.jctltd.co.uk/jct-training. A reminder about JCT Training Online: Courses are 3 hours duration, delivered as live broadcast webinars. Courses feature the same expert trainers as the face-to-face courses – all either past or current members of the JCT Council or JCT Drafting Sub-Committee. Interactivity is provided with the ability to ask questions through the interface during set…

Tameside Wellness Centre, Greater Manchester

Built on a JCT Design and Build Contract and completed ahead of schedule in March last year, the Tameside Wellness Centre in Denton, Greater Manchester, is the crowning glory of a 12-acre residential, retail, and health development to transform a local community. The launch of the Tameside Wellness Centre in March 2020 was the culmination of a two-decade journey for Warrington-based developer, Network Space, to transform a derelict brownfield site and provide much needed regeneration – reinvigorating and giving a fresh identity to the local…