“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…

RIBA contract administration packs now available from JCT online store

The RIBA produced Contracts Administration Project Packs and Pads for the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts are now available to buy from JCT’s online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The new project packs are a completely up-to-date set of contract administration forms, tailor-made for use on projects let on the JCT 2016 Edition of Contracts, specifically the Standard Building Contract (SBC), Design and Build Contract (DB), Intermediate Building Contract (IC), and Minor Works Building Contract (MW). Each pack contains a comprehensive and sufficient quantity of forms to administer…

JCT 2016 Edition Construction Management and Management Building Contracts now available

JCT has launched its 2016 Edition Construction Management (CM) and Management Building (MC) contract families, which are now available to purchase from the JCT online store, www.jctltd.co.uk. The contracts and documents included in the two families include: Construction Management Contract (CM) Construction Management Appointment (CM/A) Construction Management Trade Contract (CM/TC) Construction Management Guide (CM/G) Construction Manager Collateral Warranty for a Funder (CMWa/F) Construction Manager Collateral Warranty for a Purchaser or Tenant (CMWa/P&T) Trade Contractor Collateral Warranty for a Funder (TCWa/F) Trade Contractor Collateral Warranty for…

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,…