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.

JCT issues amendment sheets for CDM Regulations 2015

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has issued amendment sheets for its 2011 edition of JCT contracts, covering the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015), which are effective from 6 April 2015.

JCT releases new Home Owner Contracts for 2015

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released a new edition of its consumer-focused Home Owner Contracts for 2015.

Richard Saxon appointed as new JCT chair

Richard Saxon CBE has been appointed the new chair of the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT). Richard is widely known throughout the construction industry. He is a multi-discipline practitioner, champion of collaborative working and industry reformer.

Judging panel announced for JCT’s “Creative Construction” student competition

The judging panel for the JCT Student Essay Competition 2015 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.