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JCT Povey Lecture 2019 – Our digital future: space and place in a digital world

JCT Povey Lecture 2019 “Our digital future: space and place in a digital world” Alan Penn, professor, architectural and urban computing, The Bartlett, UCL; chief scientific advisor to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 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…

Digital technology will change the culture of the construction industry

A vision for the future of the construction industry and society as a whole was shared by Professor Alan Penn in delivering the JCT Povey Lecture 2019, entitled “Our digital future: space and place in a digital world”. Professor Alan Penn delivered his lecture to JCT delegates at the Local Government Association, London on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Professor Alan Penn showed that throughout human history, developments in technology have impacted the way in which we have developed our built environment, and how we have…

Digital sub-contracts now available via JCT On Demand

JCT has made its entire range of sub-contracts available digitally, via its JCT On Demand service. The service enables sub-contract users to purchase and complete their documents in a user-friendly, secure online format. The documents available include the following: JCT Standard Building Sub-Contract (SBCSub) JCT Standard Building Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design (SBCSub/D) JCT Design and Build Sub-Contract (DBSub) JCT Intermediate Sub-Contract (ICSub) JCT Intermediate Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design (ICSub/D) JCT Intermediate Named Sub-Contract (ICSub/NAM) JCT Intermediate Named Sub-Contractor/Employer Agreement (ICSub/NAM/E) JCT Minor Works Sub-Contract with…

Professor Alan Penn to give the JCT Povey Lecture 2019

Alan Penn, professor of architectural and urban computing, The Bartlett, UCL, will give the JCT Povey Lecture 2019, entitled “Our digital future: space and place in a digital world” at the Local Government Association on Wednesday, 20th November 2019. Professor Alan Penn’s Povey Lecture will discuss the relationship between the real world of space and place and the virtual world of the digital, and how the successful alignment of these two realms across the construction supply chain are vital for the industry’s future. BIM, and in particular,…

Wesley House, Cambridge

Wesley House is a theological college located in Jesus Lane, Cambridge. Originally independent of Cambridge University, it was sold to Jesus College in 2014. With both a reduction in size and an adjustment of focus to post-graduate study, a redevelopment of the site was required to optimize the space and provide improved facilities. With construction starting in 2015, the new building was opened in April last year. A JCT Intermediate Building Contract was the form of choice. The original Wesley House was constructed in the…

New JCT BIM Guidance and Other BIM Developments

Blog Authors: Andrew Croft and Kevin Henderson – Beale & Co, and May Winfield – Buro Happold The 2011 UK Government Construction Strategy included a mandate to use BIM Level 2 on all centrally procured government projects by April 2016. Part of the strategy to encourage the adoption of BIM was the publication of standard documents, including the Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) 1192 series of standards, in particular PAS 1192-2, the “specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information…

Practical Completion

Blog Author: Peter Hibberd The recent Court of Appeal case of Mears v Costplan Services (2019) EWCA Civ 502 is seen by some to once again raise, amongst other things, the issue of whether contracts should precisely define what constitutes practical completion. Practical completion is sometimes contrasted to substantial completion and even practically complete. However, none of these terms requires work to be completed in all respects before it is certified or is deemed to occur. As stated in Mears, ‘If there is a patent…

Build and Create Your JCT Contracts Online with JCT Construct

  JCT Construct is a revolutionary new online contract drafting tool to enable you to draft, amend, and edit your contracts with confidence and ease. JCT’s new digital service, JCT Construct, is a contract drafting system with advanced editing features, enabling users to create and amend their JCT contracts in a secure, flexible, and easy to use online environment. The system enables the editing of the JCT contract text itself, so that users can add their own amendments, clauses, or other customised text. This works…

Chair’s Letter: Is a Sustainable Built Environment Possible?

Blog Author: Richard Saxon, CBE The Extinction Rebellion movement has certainly rekindled awareness in everyone that climate change is real, and that drastic action is essential. But what can we in the built environment do differently other than the slow, incremental changes that are in train? Two recent books point the way and give rise to some optimism. There are two, related areas of change to consider. Firstly, energy use in both making and running buildings must become zero-carbon. Secondly, the linear approach to building…

JCT On Demand – New Contracts Now Available

The next batch of JCT Contracts to be made available via the JCT On Demand digital service is now live, including a range of some of our best-selling sub-contracts. JCT On Demand enables users to purchase a digital version of the JCT hardcopy contract via the JCT online store and fill in the contract in a safe, secure, online environment. It uses an intuitive Q&A process to enable users to complete their contracts comprehensively. The system also enables saving and printing drafts, printing out a…