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New – JCT Training Video Modules

Cover the basics of JCT Contracts with our new Video Module series of JCT Training products – convenient and useful anytime you need to brush up on an aspect of a contract or familiarise yourself with a JCT contract for the first time. JCT Training Video Modules provide a short introduction to the key elements of JCT Contracts: The individual videos cover a particular aspect of the contract, full of useful information as a quick-reference guide and to refer to at a time convenient to…

Case Study: Manchester Jewish Museum

A two-year project to restore a Grade II* Listed 19th century Synagogue and build a new extension adding a range of facilities, has delivered an upgrade to the Manchester Jewish Museum that puts the local community at its heart. With a complex mix of restoration, new build, and the installation of various specialist services, a JCT Standard Building Contract was the form of choice. An out-of-town trunk road surrounded by busy retail parks, storage warehouses, and builders’ merchants, seems an unlikely place for a museum….

Accelerating Modern Methods of Construction

Graham Robinson and Nigel Blundell explore the challenges and opportunities around the procurement, contracting and on-site delivery of infrastructure projects using Modern Methods of Construction. The UK government is committed to using its position as the single largest construction client to support adoption of a more productive, efficient and sustainable business model within the UK construction sector which is a key aim in reaching the government’s goal of Net Zero by 2050. The government announced its commitment to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in the…

JCT YPG – Be Part of the Future of Construction

JCT adds Video Training Modules to its JCT Training initiative

JCT Training Video Modules is a new package launched by JCT as part of its JCT Training initiative. The video modules provide a short, introductory segments on some of the key elements of JCT contracts. They are convenient and useful for those wishing to refresh their knowledge of a particular aspect of a contract or familiarise themselves with a JCT contract for the first time. Available via the JCT Online Store, the videos can be purchased either individually, where a quick-reference guide on a particular…

“Whilst cost will never die, value will become king” – Keith Waller gives the JCT Povey Lecture 2021

Value, as a driver to achieving transformation in the construction industry, and in particular considering value beyond the capital phase of construction and infrastructure projects, was the message from Keith Waller, programme director of the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH), in delivering the JCT Povey Lecture on Thursday, 25 November 2021. Value is one of the core themes of the CIH’s transformation programme, whose mission is to ‘create better outcomes for current and future generations by driving the adoption of manufacturing and digital approaches that improve…

JCT Povey Lecture 2021: “How can value based decisions drive construction’s transformation?”

  JCT Povey Lecture 2021 “How can value based decisions drive construction’s transformation?” Keith Waller, programme director, Construction Innovation Hub 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 to…

Case Study: Museum of the Home

The Museum of the Home (MotH) in Hoxton, London, is open after three years of redevelopment. The project included the renovation of a 300 year old almshouse and the creation of newly built elements to reimagine the visitor experience. The transformation was designed by Wright & Wright Architects and used a JCT Standard Building Contract. The original building that houses the MotH started life in the 18th Century as an almshouse. Its career as a museum began in 1914 when the almshouse was converted to…

Increasing Costs and Fluctuations Provisions

Blog Author: Peter Hibberd Recently, the Bank of England governor claimed that his ex-chief economist’s view that inflation may reach 4% was alarmist and that we should not overreact to rising prices. Overreacting is one thing but making sensible provision is another. Fluctuations in labour and material prices in relation to construction projects can, and do, quickly erode a contractor’s margin. Over recent years, price inflation has been benign, which has led to those entering building contracts giving less consideration to its impact and to…

Debating Digital

Blog Author: Richard Saxon CBE – Past Chair, JCT Debates are as much a form of entertainment as a way of reaching decisions. But they can still reveal true opinion usefully if the protagonists are so minded. At my school, we were allocated the ‘for’ and ‘against’ roles randomly, to sharpen our wits. As debates progress, positions can become more nuanced. An example of this was the online debate held by Infrastructure Intelligence magazine on the proposition: “That digital transformation is dependent on new forms…