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”.

Use UK standard forms of contract overseas but take care of cultural and local aspects, says Sir Vivian Ramsey

The key factors that must be addressed when using UK standard forms of construction contract overseas are the local legal system in use and the cultural differences determining the way in which provisions are interpreted, Sir Vivian Ramsey told delegates attending the JCT Povey Lecture at Local Government House, London on Thursday 13 November 2015.

Sir Vivian Ramsey to give JCT Povey Lecture 2015

“UK standard forms of contract: are the cultural and legal concepts of such contracts applicable internationally?” will be the topic of the JCT Povey Lecture 2015, to be given by Sir Vivian Ramsey at Local Government House on Thursday 12 November.

£1,000 for construction students in JCT’s Student Competition

JCT has launched its 2016 competition for construction students, with a winning prize of £1,000 and runner-up prizes of £250 to be won.

JCT to brief Danish Construction Contract Committee

JCT chair, Richard Saxon CBE, will give a presentation today (26 August 2015) to the AB-Committee, a group under the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, tasked with updating Danish standard construction contracts and improving productivity and efficiency in the Danish construction industry.

NBS 2015 Contracts and Law Survey

NBS has launched its bi-annual Contracts and Law Survey to gain a better understanding as to which construction contracts are being used and what are the contractual and dispute resolution issues that construction professionals face.

JCT provides contract input to sustainable development forum

The role of construction contracts in furthering sustainable development, based on JCT’s guidance note, ‘Building a Sustainable Future Together’, will form part of an international forum on sustainable development taking place on 17-19 August 2015.