The revised and updated edition of this classic book on the JCT Minor Works Building Contracts
The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2016 offers a concise overview of this agreement, which continues to be the most popular JCT contract, as it used on the sorts of small works that most architects and builders encounter routinely. Written in straightforward terms, the book is formatted in short chapters with accessible sub-headings, and the author avoids legal and pseudo-legal wording where possible. Some explanations from first principles are included where it is thought they would be helpful and occasionally, where the precise legal position is unclear, the author uses his significant experience to offer a view. Overall, the information is presented in a manner that it is easy to understand, use and reference.
The 2016 edition of the contract contains a great many changes from previous editions and these are all covered. For example, the book includes information about the substantially revised payment provisions, changes to those parts dealing with insurance, variation instructions, the CDM Regulations, Supplemental Provisions, definitions, and the Contractor's Designed Portion. In summary, this fifth edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to:
- Ensure the discussion is easy to comprehend and use by busy architects and contractors
- Include a Include a number of tables and flowcharts to assist in understanding the way the contract operates
- Include several letter templates that can be used in common situations
- Provide answers to the sorts of problems that commonly arise in the course of a building project
The new edition of this classic book on The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts will be an ideal tool for busy architects and contractors who need to find what to do when problems arise on projects using this contract.
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