JCT: From contract to construction


This ebook looks at the latest insights on construction contracts from the JCT and the evolution of its offering in an ever-changing business and political environment

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has produced standard forms of construction contracts since 1931. Today it is the leading provider of contract documentation for the industry, covering not only standard forms of main and subcontract for each of the key procurement methods but also guidance, homeowner contracts, partnering documentation, collateral warranties and agreements.

Chairman Richard Saxon CBE looks at the key question of quality and asks “what does ‘good’ look like” in an industry under the microscope after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the recent failures of PFI-built schools in Edinburgh and concerns over new build housing.

He discusses a joint initiative by the Chartered Institute of Building and JCT members the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to address the quality issue.

The Quality Tracker tool aims to do this by asking the client, main contractor, project lead and design lead and others to assess risks related to quality at each stage of a project.

Elsewhere, Peter Hibberd examines the fluctuations related to Brexit and how they can be catered for in building contracts to protect project teams from variations in material and labour costs, as well as potential delays to supply.

The ebook also looks at the JCT’s partnership with the Met Office to produce two new location-based services covering weather planning and downtime to help project management.

In addition, there are details about the new JCT On Demand service, which offers instant access to digital construction contracts, as well as information on the training offered by JCT experts, with dates for 2019 courses.


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