JCT 2016 Design & Build for Contractors

Classroom Course
Course Hours
1 day course
Course Available Dates
2 Available Dates
Learn to work with the JCT Design and Build 2016 contract in order to effectively manage and deliver on-time multi-dimensional projects covering both design and construction.
at £295.00 + VAT
per person
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JCT 2016 Design and Build Contracts are a staple of construction projects where a contractor is responsible for both design and construction. To successfully administer such a contract, the contractor needs to have the skill to manage time, costs and quality while demonstrating an excellent understanding of their contractual obligations under this particular contract form

This comprehensive 1 day course is delivered by an industry practitioner to provide you with detailed knowledge of employer requirements, contractual risks, the rules for valuing changes, and the obligations you are under during contract delays.  You will also cover loss and expense recovery, and dispute resolution and avoidance.

Led by a subject expert, you will be taken through a number of scenarios that may arise and be given a thorough grounding of the principles and practices of working with the design and build contract With all this acquired knowledge, you will be confident in your ability to manage a D and B contract, react more effectively to issues as they arrive, and lead projects to a successful conclusion.

**Please make sure you bring a copy of the JCT Design & Build contract to the course


This course will be of value to:

  • Site Managers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contractors Surveyors
  • Subcontractors Surveyors


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

  • Recognise contractual risks
  • Understand the rules for valuing changes and how to deal changes that occur
  • Implement best practice in relation to contract delays, and extensions of time
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Certificates and their consequences
  • React quickly  and effectively when faced with potential disputes


The course will cover:

  • Design & Build Risks and Rewards compared to traditional contracts
  • Who’s who in Design & Build
  • Employers Requirements & Contractors Proposals
  • Novation in practice
  • Contract review – what to look for before signing
  • Extensions of Time process and procedures
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Delay Notices – A guide to good practice
  • Relevant Events
  • Getting paid – Options when client does not pay you
  • Recovery of Loss & Expense
  • Relevant Matters
  • Change Rules and Management
  • Certificates and Notices
  • Dispute Avoidance
  • Dispute Resolution




Tony Ward is a fellow of RCIS, CIOB and member of CIArb with over 30 years experience as a Surveyor and Contract Consultant.
He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Award Consulting Ltd and enthusiastic and experienced trainer in contractual matters.

His key areas of expertise include:

Commercial Management,
Contract Administration,
Forensic Quantity Surveying,
Claim Preparation and Rebuttal,
Conflict Management,
Dispute Resolution and Training

Tony Ward also has extensive experience with £Multi Million UK, Construction Projects. His clients include many top 50 UK Main Contractors, local Councils, Housing Associations and Property Owners. He also has 20 years experience in Claims & Disputes involving Adjudication, Arbitration, Litigation.