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…

JCT celebrates success of latest Edition at Parliamentary Reception

JCT’s Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception, celebrating the success of the release of the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts was held yesterday (5th May 2017) at the House of Commons, London. Since its launch, the JCT 2016 Edition has been welcomed positively by the industry, with an unprecedented level of sales through the JCT online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. Victoria Peckett, chair of JCT’s Drafting Sub-Committee and head of construction at CMS-Cameron McKenna LLP, addressed guests, identifying three main areas that were important in the creation of the…

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….

JCT releases Intermediate Building Contract 2016

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released the 2016 Edition of the Intermediate Building Contract family. The contracts are available to purchase via JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The 2016 Edition of the Intermediate Building Contract family includes the following documents: Intermediate Building Contract (IC) Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design (ICD) Intermediate Building Contract Guide (IC/G) Intermediate Sub-Contract Agreement (ICSub/A) Intermediate Sub-Contract Conditions (ICSub/C) Intermediate Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design Agreement (ICSub/D/A) Intermediate Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design Conditions (ICSub/D/C) Intermediate Named Sub-Contract Tender and Agreement (ICSub/NAM)…

JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2016 available for pre-order

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has launched the Intermediate Building Contract family as part of the release of its 2016 Edition of contracts. Intermediate Building Contracts are available for pre-order via JCT’s online store (www.jctltd.co.uk), for despatch on 7th December 2016. The contracts that make up the Intermediate Building Contract family available for pre-order include: Intermediate Building Contract (IC) Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design (ICD) Intermediate Building Contract Guide (IC/G) Intermediate Sub-Contract Agreement (ICSub/A) Intermediate Sub-Contract Conditions (ICSub/C) Intermediate Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design Agreement…

JCT 2016 Edition, BIM and Farmer Review on the agenda at SBCC 2016 Conference

JCT Chair, Richard Saxon CBE, provided an update on JCT contracts for delegates at the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC) annual conference on 9 November 2016. Richard Saxon’s presentation included providing an update of the JCT 2016 Edition of contracts, of which the Standard Building, Minor Works, Design and Build, Generic Sub-Contract and Collateral Warranty families are currently available via JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The Intermediate Contract family will be published early in December, with remaining contracts following in the spring. In addition to the 2016 Edition,…

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…

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…