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Fundamentals of JCT Contracts - Online

Chartered Institute of Building
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Chartered Institute of Building

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Fundamentals of JCT Contracts

There is a wide range of contracts available to construction businesses, including the many JCT forms. Choosing the most appropriate to the size and characteristics of your project and managing it efficiently is key to the success of the project. To do this, you need to be clear on how the scope, roles, owners, timelines, costs, payments and risks are allocated.   

Our new course on the fundamentals of JCT contracts, will focus on giving you a clear understanding of the contents of the JCT suite and how it should be applied. This includes covering:

  • The main contract between the employer and the main contractor
  • Sub-contracts between the main contractor and sub-contractors
  • Pre-construction services agreements
  • Design agreement between the employer and specialist designer
  • The form of contract for the supply of goods
  • Forms of bond
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Other available forms and documents

Additionally the course will define the roles and responsibilities of all parties connected with the construction process and will inform participants on the requirement and importance of administration and record keeping.

In summary you will walk away with a greater knowledge of where your risks lie with the JCT suite of contracts together with an understanding of what a business is committing to when it enters into a JCT construction contract. It will also enable you to understand and manage your commercial expectations, and enter into agreements that lead to successful project completion.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course has been designed for clients, consultants, contractors, specialists, sub-contractors and the like. It is relevant to all those involved in the design , procurement and management of projects , working on all types and sizes of building , civil engineering , infrastructure and maintenance projects in both the public and private sectors. This includes Construction Managers, Commercial Managers, Business Development Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Estimators, Contract Managers, Project Planners and procurement staff.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the correct standard forms that can be used in a construction environment
  • Distinguish between the options available and select the most appropriate
  • Arrange cost and risk matters into priority themes and implement into the contract
  • Appraise, assess and compare cost and risk matters into the correct form of contract
  • Identify the key administration procedures related to the available suite of contracts.

Training Course Content

An Introduction to JCT – the Joint Contracts Tribunal

  • History and evolution
  • The members of the JCT
  • What is a standard form of building contract?
  • Considerations for selection of the right JCT contract

Why a standard form?

  • Inclusion of the construction timeline
  • Types of document
  • Transactional cost
  • Risk allocation and minimising risk in the construction process

The suite of standard forms

  • Agreements
  • Warranties
  • Contracts
  • Consumer friendly contracts

Key features

  • Payments
  • Retention
  • Liquidated and ascertained damages
  • Determination / repudiation
  • Dispute resolution

The importance of administration

  • Records
  • Notices

Issues surrounding:

  • Extensions of time
  • Contractual notices
  • Loss and expense
  • Payment provisions
  • Dispute resolution
  • Suspension and termination

Why choose Chartered Institute of Building

The world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

Founded in 1834

Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism

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CIOB Academy - Excellence in the Construction Industry

CIOB Academy is the training arm of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) - the worldwide professional body in construction management. Launched in 2016, the Academy provides a wide range of courses to help people develop successful careers in the construction...

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