L-R: JCT chair, Richard Saxon CBE, Eddie Hughes MP, JCT chief executive, Neil Gower

JCT celebrates range of new digital services at parliamentary reception

JCT announced a major new development for the way construction contracts will be drafted in the digital age, with the launch of a range of new online contract drafting services at their annual Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception, at the House of Commons on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. Many JCT customers will already be familiar with JCT’s On Demand service, which enables users to complete their contracts online in a seamless, online environment using an interactive Q&A process. JCT were today able to announce that a…

JCT launches new range of training courses

JCT Training is a new initiative from JCT, offering a range of training courses on JCT contracts, directly from the construction professionals involved in creating the JCT 2016 Edition. The new courses cover a range of topics, from an introduction to the JCT suite and choosing the appropriate JCT 2016 contract, to courses covering specific contract families and documents, to courses covering contractual and legal issues. The first group of training courses, available for June 2018 include: ‘Deciding on the appropriate JCT Contract 2016’ (13th…

JCT releases updated JCT Contracts Discovery education module

JCT has revised and substantially updated its education and training module, JCT Contracts Discovery, providing an improved and more in-depth tool for those working in construction education. JCT Contracts Discovery is designed for education and training providers, in-house training teams, independent tutors, and students studying contractual matters as part of their construction-related courses. It is also a useful reference guide for construction professionals who are new to JCT and the processes involved in working with standard form construction contracts. The module sets new standards for…

JCT contract sales up to record levels following strong uptake of JCT 2016 Edition

JCT contract sales are at record levels as a result of a continued trend of strong performance throughout the construction industry, which has been further buoyed by the uptake of the JCT 2016 Edition. The level of sales through JCT’s online store is further reflected in the publication this week of the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Report 2018, which showed a significant increase in the use of JCT contracts over the past year. The latest NBS report shows marked growth in the use…

JCT launches improved On Demand digital service

JCT has launched its new On Demand digital service, taking in feedback from users to deliver a service with a range of enhancements and features, enabling easy completion of JCT contracts online. JCT On Demand seamlessly integrates with the JCT online store, www.jctltd.co.uk, so that users are able to purchase the JCT On Demand digital version of their contract, log in to their account and access their contract any time that is convenient to them. The new JCT On Demand service enables users to: Complete…

Met Office and JCT team up to provide new weather services for construction industry

The Met Office and JCT have launched a new range of weather services designed specifically to assist in project planning and post-project analysis. The products will work in conjunction with the weather clauses in the JCT suite of contracts. Two new products, Location Based Monthly Planning Averages and Location Based Downtime Summaries, provide project teams with trusted information to inform scheduling, design refinements and budget in the planning stage. They also deliver accurate information to aid resolution of disputes and requests for extension of time….

“Procure for better value, be more transparent, and get the basics right”

Ann Bentley gives the JCT Povey Lecture 2017: Smarter procurement, including expanding the definition of ‘value’, being more transparent in terms of best practice, and getting key basics right – particularly in regard to Fair Payment – were the key messages given to JCT delegates in a presentation by Ann Bentley, at the JCT Povey Lecture held at The Building Centre, London, on Wednesday 8th November. The subject of Ann Bentley’s lecture was to describe the work she has been doing in her role on…

Ann Bentley to give the JCT Povey Lecture 2017

“Hitting the sweet spot: value for clients delivered by valued suppliers. How small changes in approach to procurement could have a big impact on the construction industry” is the topic of the JCT Povey Lecture 2017, which will be given by Ann Bentley at the Building Centre, London, on Wednesday, 8th November 2017. With over 35 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, working with commercial, public, and third sector clients, Ann Bentley has been a member of Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) Global Board…

“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 releases updated tendering guidance

JCT has updated its Tendering Practice Note and the latest version, the JCT Tendering Practice Note 2017, is now available to pre-order from JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. Now in its third edition, the 2017 Practice Note reflects key developments in public sector tendering following the coming into force of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and updates the Note generally to reflect current best practice in both public and private sectors. The JCT Tendering Practice Note 2017 is a general guidance document, providing an informative and…