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…

JCT launches new website and online store

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has launched a new website and a dedicated online store for customers to access and purchase JCT products. JCT contract users have been able to purchase contracts via the JCT website since 2013, but the success of this service, along with a continued increase in sales of JCT contracts has driven the need for an improved, dedicated store site. The new shop site at www.jctltd.co.uk offers a user-friendly online shopping experience, optimised to work fully across desktop, tablet and mobile…

Judging Panel set for JCT’s most creative student competition to date

The judging panel for the JCT Student Essay Competition 2016 has been announced. The competition offers both support and a creative opportunity for construction students, with a winning prize of £1,000 and runner-up prizes of £250 available. In a change to previous competitions, students are able to present their ideas in any way they wish, be it essay, video, set of designs or drawings, photographic/visual essay – whatever they feel best enables them to present a creative idea on the topics of skills shortages, sustainability,…

JCT 2016 Edition – New Features Announced

JCT Chair, Richard Saxon CBE, has provided an update on the forthcoming JCT 2016 Edition of contracts, summarising the main new features, in a presentation to delegates at the Olswang Annual Construction Conference on Thursday 4th February. Richard Saxon’s presentation covered a range of topics, including a history of JCT, the philosophy behind the organisation’s consensus approach, and JCT’s uniqueness as an industry-wide collaborative body: “It could be said that JCT is one of the only fully industry-wide collaborative forums. As well as helping us…

JCT releases BIM Practice Note

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released the practice note, “Building Information Modelling (BIM), Collaborative and Integrated Team Working”.