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Trust, relationships, and clear objectives: Tony Giddings talks collaboration at JCT Povey Lecture 2016

“Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working” was the title of the JCT Povey Lecture 2016, given by Tony Giddings at The Building Centre, London on Thursday 10 November. Tony Giddings described how Argent’s collaborative approach has led to the successful delivery of over £1.2bn worth of construction projects, including Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Thames Valley Park in Reading, Piccadilly Place in Manchester and recently, the redevelopment of the 69-acre site at King’s Cross in London. Tony identified a number of factors that, in…

JCT Povey Lecture 2016 – Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working

JCT Povey Lecture 2016 “Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working” Tony Giddings 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 acknowledge and pay tribute to…

Tony Giddings to talk collaboration at JCT Povey Lecture 2016

“Collaboration: how Argent developed its successful way of working”, will be the title of the JCT Povey Lecture 2016, to be given by Tony Giddings at The Building Centre on Thursday 10 November 2016. Tony Giddings BSc FCIOB was executive director of Argent PLC from 1997, finally stepping down as partner this year. During this time he has been responsible for over £1.2bn of construction, including projects at Thames Valley Park, Green Park in Reading, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Piccadilly Place in Manchester, and more recently…

JCT 2016 Collateral Warranty documents available for pre-order

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has made the 2016 Edition of its Collateral Warranty documents available for pre-order from its online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The Collateral Warranty documents available for pre-order include: Contractor Collateral Warranty for a Funder (CWa/F) Contractor Collateral Warranty for a Purchaser or Tenant (CWa/P&T) Sub-Contractor Collateral Warranty for a Funder (SCWa/F) Sub-Contractor Collateral Warranty for a Purchaser or Tenant (SCWa/P&T) Sub-Contractor Collateral Warranty for the Employer (SCWa/E) JCT users are able to pre-order the Collateral Warranty documents now for despatch on 21st…

JCT releases Standard Building Contract 2016

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released the 2016 Edition of the Standard Building Contract family. The contracts are available to purchase via JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The 2016 Edition of the Standard Building Contract family includes the following documents: Standard Building Contract With Quantities (SBC/Q) Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (SBC/XQ) Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (SBC/AQ) Standard Building Contract Guide (SBC/G) Standard Building Sub-Contract Agreement (SBCSub/A) Standard Building Sub-Contract Conditions (SBCSub/C) Standard Building Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design Agreement (SBCSub/D/A) Standard Building Sub-Contract…

JCT’s student competition back for 2017 with £1000 prize

JCT’s Student Competition 2017 is now open for entry, with a winning prize of £1,000 and runner-up prizes of £250 to be won. Construction students can enter the competition by producing an innovative and creative idea to address one of the challenges facing the building industry today. Topic categories for this year’s competition include skills shortages, sustainability, collaboration, BIM, technology, and health and wellbeing. Students can present their idea in any form they choose – an essay, a video, a photographic essay, a set of…

Wilton’s Music Hall

A JCT Standard Building Contract was behind the curtain at Wilton’s Music Hall – a conservation project of such sensitivity that the works behind the scenes were vital to keeping this piece of East End history as authentic as possible… For local Stepney residents, and the wider theatre-going community, Wilton’s Music Hall is a treasure – one of only very few purpose-built music halls, built in London from the 1830s, to have survived in anything like its original form. Since its reopening as a concert…

JCT Interviews…Justin Perry

In this series we shed some 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. Justin Perry JCT Director, NSCC JCT Council Member Member of the JCT Payment Review Working Group Justin Perry is an independent construction consultant specialising in providing contractual and…

Does a failure to sign mean you’re off the hook?

Blog authors: Marc Hanson and Helena Savva – BLP Law JCT forms include comprehensive guidance on execution, in addition to standard provisions allowing the parties to execute the contract under hand or as a deed. However, what they do not include are terms providing that the contract will not be binding unless both parties execute it. So, what if the parties amend their JCT form to include such a term and then one party doesn’t sign? Surely, the answer must be that the contract won’t…

JCT 2016: Minor Works suite published

Blog authors: Karen Clarke and Christopher Dickson – CMS Cameron McKenna The JCT launched its much awaited new suite of building contracts with the publication of its revised Minor Works family. The Minor Works building contracts (with options for contractor design or not) and a form of sub-contract that can be used in conjunction with the main form (also making provision for sub-contractor design) together constitute the first three agreements in the JCT’s new 2016 edition (“JCT 2016”). The 2016 editions of the remaining agreements…