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Introduction to the Joint Contract Tribunal (JCT)

Explore how to advise parties of their contractual rights, liability and obligations.

Introduction to the Joint Contract Tribunal (JCT)
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

What makes procurement of construction deliverables different from others

In this short course, we look at time-related events, liquidated damages, extension of time and project manager/contract administrator instructions. We’ll also cover contracting parties’ rights, together with obligations and liabilities in various construction contracts.

During the course, you’ll also have the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of how to manage specific contractual risks.

What topics will you cover?

  • Dispute and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms

  • Procurement routes/strategies and standard forms of contract with reference to JCT 2016 and NEC3

  • Execution mechanisms – obligations and implications of project managers and contract administrator’s instructions

  • Variations management

  • Implications of sub-contracting

  • Risks associated with title in contract

  • Insurance and claims

  • Certification and payment in contract

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore procurement strategies and contract management
  • Develop an understanding of complex contracts such as bespoke contract and letters of intent
  • Explore conditions, warranties and terms of contract such as implied and express terms
  • Explore JCT forms of contract
  • Compare contracting parties’ rights, obligations and liabilities

Who is the course for?

This course is for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of contracts within the construction industry.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Senior Lecturer Quantity Surveying/Project Management
Course Director BSc (HON) Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management
Faculty of Engineering & Computing Coventry University

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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