Tag Archive: JCT

Nov 16 2012

RICS JCT Contract Administrator “no longer commercially viable”

In May 2011, I wrote about RICS Contract Administrator, a web-based service provided by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for managing JCT contract processes. At the time, the RICS told me take-up of the tool was mostly be small and medium-sized firms as larger firms tended to have other systems, and many users still apparently preferred …

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Apr 08 2011

NEC in the spotlight on Monday

At the generous invitation of Sypro, I will be attending Monday’s annual NEC User Group conference, held at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. It promises to be an interesting event, with a keynote from the UK government’s chief construction advisor Paul Morrell, plus presentations and case studies on use of the NEC contract …

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Mar 04 2011

Not just NEC3, JCT needs to be managed too

The web-based RICS Contract Administrator automates and speeds up the production of JCT contract forms, but why do some of its users still print them out and send them? Amid the recent burst of marketing activity by UK construction SaaS vendors promoting their NEC management capabilities (see links to previous posts below), it is easy …

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Nov 30 2009

Rob Phillpot on Aconex, APIs and acquisitions

Following my recent posts on Aconex‘s API announcement and its 2009 financial results, I spent 40 minutes quizzing Rob Phillpot, company co-founder and General Manager, Product, about planned developments of the Aconex construction collaboration system. It was a fascinating insight into the thinking behind the world’s most widely used SaaS collaboration platform. I was particularly …

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Mar 14 2007

DWF v PDF v other formats

In my book, I devote a short section to discussion of the file formats commonly used in construction collaboration. A more comprehensive overview of the subject is given in David Harrison’s Stress-free blog, in an article entitled Why Autodesk should ‘Open’ DWF. David extends the analysis beyond my basic comparison of DWF and PDF formats; …

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Mar 14 2007

JCT collaborative contract

I’ve been very busy recently so had to miss the launch of the new JCT/Constructing Excellence contract at the House of Commons in London on 1 March (see news release). It is claimed the new contract form “has been developed by JCT in collaboration with Constructing Excellence”. This is not my understanding. The contract began as …

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