As part of their ongoing publishing programme, the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) released the first batch of their ‘2016’ contracts towards the end of June. This included the Minor Works (MW) and the Minor Works with Contractor’s Design (MWD). This was followed at the end of September by the Design and Build Contract (DB) and the Standard Building Contract in November.

So what’s new? There’s a mixture of consolidation and new content in the two new MW contracts.

Some updating has come about as a result of the incorporation of some amendments issued since the contracts were last republished in 2011. This includes Amendment 1:2015, (which picked up changes resulting from the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015), and also the JCT Public…

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