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…

Keith Waller to give JCT Povey Lecture 2021

‘How can value based decisions drive construction’s transformation?’  will be the topic of the JCT Povey Lecture 2021, presented by Keith Waller, programme director of the Construction Innovation Hub. Value is one of the four core themes of the Construction Innovation Hub’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 the delivery, resilience and performance of infrastructure’. Keith Waller’s presentation will explore how value based decision making that…

JCT Home Owner Contracts 2021 Edition launched

JCT has launched the latest edition of its contracts for Home Owners, JCT Home Owner Contracts 2021. The new edition of the contracts includes the Building Contract for a Home Owner/Occupier who has not appointed a consultant to oversee the work (HO/B) 2021 and the Building Contract and Consultancy Agreement for a Home Owner/Occupier (HO/C and HO/CA) 2021. For the first time, the Home Owner contracts are available via the JCT On Demand digital service. Users will be able to purchase their contract via the…

Back to the future: JCT’s 90-year history provides platform for next generation of digital contracts

2021 marks the 90th year since the formation of JCT. 1931 was in many respects a ground-breaking year for the construction industry. Whilst mention of the use of standard forms of construction contract goes back to the 19th Century, the creation of JCT formally recognised the need within the building industry for a standard process of entering into a contract that minimised the outlay of costly bespoke provisions, fairly apportioned risk, and included benchmark sets of provisions that reflected precedent. Such was this cultural shift…

JCT updates digital Covid-19 hub

JCT has created a Covid-19 hub online containing information resources for construction professionals and contracting parties who are considering the impact of Covid-19 on their existing projects or are preparing contract documents for new projects. The situation with Covid-19 has been changing and moving rapidly as the wider implications on the industry are being considered from a legal perspective. The content, which contains articles from JCT and relevant content from other industry bodies, aims to keep construction professionals up-to-date with useful information. The content featured…

JCT announces autumn 2021 training dates

JCT has released the latest batch of dates for the autumn series of JCT Training Online courses, continuing to offer training on core contracts from the JCT 2016 Edition. The dates for October/November 2021 include courses on the JCT Design and Build Contract 2016, JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2016, and JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016. The contract-specific courses provide an in-depth look at their respective forms and variants, enabling participants to learn about setting out the contract and what provisions are included. The aim…

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,…