JCT covers changes to the CDM Regulations by including Amendment 1 in new guide

The contract authoring body Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has completed Revision 1 to the JCT05 suite.

Published by Sweet & Maxwell, the revision incorporates Amendment 1 to cover changes made in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, as well as a range of other updates and corrections.

The Minor Works Building Contracts include amendments to the insurance provisions that reflect changes in the insurance market.

The way the Construction Industry Scheme is dealt with in the contract has also been amended. It now requires the status of the employer to be identified for the purposes of the legislation, a change which brings it in line with other JCT contracts.

The Design and Build Contract, and other contracts containing provision for sub-contractor collateral warranties, have been amended to deal with purchasers or tenants, funders and employer in one clause.

Where a warranty is for the employer, specific reference is made to the recently published Sub-Contractor Collateral Warranty for Employer (SCWa/E).

Changes have also been made to Part 2 of the Contract Particulars.