JCT Training addresses need for quality contract education

JCT Training, established over a year ago, is meeting an urgent need across the construction industry for education and training in contractual matters. The courses are the most authoritative range of training packages on JCT contracts available, authored and delivered by members of the JCT Council and Drafting Sub-Committee, who are responsible for drafting the JCT suite of contracts. Since the launch of the JCT Training programme, over 20 courses have been delivered, with a further 9 taking place throughout the remainder of 2019. With…

JCT Training – Book Your Place on Our 2019 Courses

Our range of JCT Training courses are available to book for 2019. We have added new dates for the full range of our courses, including: JCT Contracts 2016 – The Legal Perspective JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2016 JCT Standard Building Contract 2016 JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016 JCT Design and Build Contract 2016 Deciding on the appropriate JCT contract 2016 For 2019 we also have a brand new course…JCT Sub-Contracts 2016. JCT Training is the most in-depth, detailed and authoritative training package on JCT…

JCT Student Competition 2018 – What Inspires You About Construction?

JCT’s annual Student Competition will be running for 2018, with a number of new features to make the competition more open, creative and easier to enter. The competition will be open for entry in October 2017 and will close in March 2018. As with previous years, the overall winner’s prize will be £1,000, with two runner-up prizes of £250 also available. There will be two aspects to this year’s competition. For the main competition, the topic is “What Inspires You About Construction?”. Candidates may wish…

“What inspires you about construction?” JCT’s student competition offers £1000 prize for the best answer

The JCT Student Competition 2018 is now open for entry, with a £1000 grand prize available for the student who can produce the best answer to what inspires them about construction. The competition asks students about what aspect of the construction industry or process inspires them. They may wish to describe a public building, which could be local or a famous international landmark, and explain what aspects of the building or its construction they find inspiring. Alternatively, they can choose and talk about an element…

JCT Student Competition 2017: Addressing Skills Shortage the Top Priority

Skills shortages was the overwhelming category of choice for students taking part in the JCT Student Competition 2017, with the overall winner and both runners-up providing unique and interesting takes on the topic. Creativity, original tone of voice, and clarity of ideas were all on show, whether using the written word, photography, visual graphics or designs, highlighting the depth of talent and broad range of skills of the students who enter each year. The 2017 competition ran from September 2016 to March 2017 with judging…

Construction students show their skill in addressing skills in JCT Student Competition 2017

Mirona Tomala, of Oxford Brookes University, has won the JCT Student Competition 2017, with her entry, “Confessions of a female conversion MSc student: an essay addressing the factors contributing to skills shortage in the UK construction industry, focusing on the poor industry awareness and draconian expectations.” The entrants taking the runner-up prizes were Paul Winfield, UCEM, with his essay entitled “Addressing the construction skills shortage: Is education enough? An essay addressing the skills shortage in the UK construction industry, analysing data to encourage the reformation…

Judging Panel Announced for JCT Student Competition 2017

JCT’s Student Competition continues for 2017, focusing on creativity and finding innovative solutions to address a range of industry topics and issues. Categories for this year’s competition included skills shortages, sustainability, collaboration, BIM, technology, and health and wellbeing. Students can enter their submissions in any format they choose – it could be a video, design or drawing, photographic essay, traditional essay – as long as the idea is creative and original, the competition is designed to be flexible to allow students to form their answer…

Judging panel announced for JCT Student Competition 2017

The judging panel for the JCT Student Competition 2017 has been announced, comprising experts from the education, law, media, and professional practice sectors within the construction industry. The competition focuses on creativity and finding innovative solutions to address a range of industry topics and issues. Students can enter their submissions in any format they choose – it could be a video, design or drawing, photographic essay, or traditional essay. Categories for this year’s competition included skills shortages, sustainability, collaboration, BIM, technology, and health and wellbeing….

Skills Shortage

Blog Author: Christine Townley – Executive Director, Construction Youth Trust It’s been well known in the industry for many years that we are facing a skills shortage caused by an ageing construction workforce and the return to economic growth. It’s vital that the industry plans for the future and secures the talent and skills needed, so that it has recruited effectively for the workforce of tomorrow. There is a lack of young people coming into the industry to sustain it at the moment – only…

JCT Student Competition 2017

JCT’s annual student competition will be running for 2017, opening in October 2016 and closing in March 2017. Once again, the overall winner’s prize will be £1,000, with two runner-up prizes of £250 also available. Following the success of last year’s competition, this year’s competition will continue the same focus on creativity and innovation. In recognising the different learning requirements of construction courses and disciplines, the competition will be open to receiving entries in a variety of media, including video, photography, photographic essay, drawings or designs, written essays, articles or any other creative format. However they present…