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No 20: Contractor's Obligations and Powers - Article 2

A new suite of The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Contracts, the leading standard forms of building contract, were published in September 2011 known as JCT content edition 2011. Under the JCT Intermediate Contracts, the contractor has the following obligations and powers to insure the works under contract. Read more...

No 19: Contractor's Obligations and Powers under JCT Intermediate Contract 2011

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) contracts are the leading standard forms of building contract that cover the spectrum of construction project contract needs. The JCT 2011 contracts have recently undergone third revision in September 2011. Read more...

No 18: Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction (LDEDC) Act has been updated in November 2009; however the changes are expected to become effective by end of 2011. Part 8 of the Construction Act amends the payment practices and dispute resolution in the construction contracts. The amendments have been made with the main aim of simplifying the payment mechanisms and protecting the interests of the payee. Read more...

No 17: Changes in JCT Contracts 2011 - Retention Provisions

CT Contracts are standard forms of contracts, guidance notes for construction projects. These include main and sub-contracts for large scale complex construction projects to small home improvement projects. Read more...

No 16: Changes in JCT contract 2011 - An Overview

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) 2005 set of contracts have undergone third revision. These include significant amendments mostly in response to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 under the umbrella of Construction Act 2009. The new edition of JCT Contracts is applicable for all construction contracts entered into Part 8 of the Construction Act effective from 1st October 2011. Read more...

No 15: Introduction to Risk Assessment

Risk assessments play a crucial role in the management of site health and safety. Their purpose is to identify and reduce or remove risk to workers and the public caused by construction work, and so avoid accidents that could cause injury or even death. Legally they should be created for any form of work activity that may present a risk to workers or the public. Read more …

No 14: Methods of Work

Methods of work are health and safety planning documents. They are used to show the results of a risk assessment, so they contain information regarding what specific work actions are involved in a project, the risks posed, and the measures that will be taken to nullify or mitigate the risk. Read more …

No 13: Permits to Work

Permit to Work (PTW) systems, also known as "Safe System of Work", are used to ensure the safety of workers and of the general public. They are used when the work to be undertaken has been assessed as having a high level of risk. This would include working at heights, on electrical systems or high pressure systems. Read more …

No 12: Site Waste Management Plans (SWMP)

Site Waste Management Plans are legally required in England for any project with a total cost of more than £300,000. The plans must be produced by principle contractors and included in their Health & Safety files held on site. Read more …

No 11: Traffic management and separation in construction

Every area on the construction site should have its own traffic management plan. It should consist of a map of construction site, including its structure, streets, warehouses, enclosures, pedestrian walkways etc. Read more …