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…

JCT’s student competition back for 2017 with £1000 prize

JCT’s Student Competition 2017 is now open for entry, with a winning prize of £1,000 and runner-up prizes of £250 to be won. Construction students can enter the competition by producing an innovative and creative idea to address one of the challenges facing the building industry today. Topic categories for this year’s competition include skills shortages, sustainability, collaboration, BIM, technology, and health and wellbeing. Students can present their idea in any form they choose – an essay, a video, a photographic essay, a set of…

JCT launches Design and Build Contract 2016

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has launched the Design and Build Contract family as part of the release of its 2016 Edition of contracts. Design and Build 2016 contracts are available to purchase at JCT’s online store (www.jctltd.co.uk). The 2016 Edition of the Design and Build Contract family includes: Design and Build Contract (DB) Design and Build Contract Guide (DB/G) Design and Build Sub-Contract Agreement (DBSub/A) Design and Build Sub-Contract Conditions (DBSub/C) Design and Build Sub-Contract Guide (DBSub/G) Design and Build Contract (DB) Tracked Change…

JCT Design and Build Contract 2016 available for pre-order

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has launched the Design and Build Contract family as part of the release of its 2016 Edition of contracts. Design and Build 2016 contracts are available for pre-order via JCT’s online store (www.jctltd.co.uk), for despatch on 22nd September 2016. The contracts that make up the Design and Build Contract family available for pre-order include: Design and Build Contract 2016 (DB) Design and Build Contract Guide 2016 (DB/G) Design and Build Sub-Contract Agreement 2016 (DBSub/A) Design and Build Sub-Contract Conditions 2016…

Skills, education and BIM spark winning students’ creativity

Tom Haworth, of Westminster University, has won the JCT Student Competition 2016, with his entry, “Work Placements For The Student’s Benefit, Not Their Employer’s”. The other winning entrants were Peter Dorrell, of Greenwich University, with his video and essay titled “The United Kingdom’s Construction Skill Shortage” and Samuel Kapasa, of RIBA North West, with his visual essay, “TALK: BIM and the Future of Communication Protocol”. Talking about Tom Haworth’s winning entry, the judging panel commented: “An original idea, set out in a clear and individual…

JCT Minor Works 2016 available for pre-order

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)  has made the first of its 2016 Edition of contracts, the JCT Minor Works family of contracts, available for pre-order via its online store, for despatch on 24th June 2016. The contracts available for pre-order include the JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016 (MW), JCT Minor Works Building Contract with contractor’s design 2016 (MWD), and JCT Minor Works Sub-Contract with sub-contractor’s design 2016 (MWSub/D). In addition, JCT is making the following tracked change documents available: JCT Minor Works Building Contract…

BIM and Housing Issues combine at JCT’s Parliamentary Reception

JCT’s Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception was held at the House of Commons on Tuesday 17 May 2016, bringing together construction industry professionals, clients and government to reflect upon current issues in construction and their impact on contracts. Introduced by JCT Chair, Richard Saxon CBE, the event was an opportunity to update delegates on some of JCT’s current activities, including work JCT is taking forward in relation to Building Information Modelling, and the forthcoming JCT 2016 Edition of contracts. Richard Saxon said: “We are having an…