Your attention is drawn to a new publication from JBCC.
The construction contracting arena is especially fraught with risks of all descriptions and a thorough understanding of the contractual rights and obligations of the various parties to the different contracts is essential to anyone involved in this field. Such understanding can be very rewarding and enjoyable, but participants must learn and observe the rules, or they will neither enjoy the activity nor be successful at it. The same applies to construction activities. It may be a chore but learning the rules under which the industry operates is an essential prerequisite to success.
The initials JBCC stand for the Joint Building Contracts Committee. This is an organisation established in 1984 by various construction related bodies. It is now fully representative of all the role-players in the Built Environment and includes the professions, contractors’/subcontractors’ associations, the Black Business Council for the Built Environment and the South African Property Owners Association. In the building sector of the construction industry in South Africa the JBCC Agreements are by far the most used and enjoy wide acceptance. They are also widely use in other African countries such as Botswana and Lesotho, but also others.
One of JBCC’s main functions is to publish, and update as necessary, construction agreements and related back-up documents. Its first editions were published in 1991, and since then there have been various editions, published at varying intervals. The latest 2018/2020 editions contain important changes from previous editions and this book not only highlight these changes but focusses on the interpretation and understanding of the contractual conditions that users, especially contractors and subcontractors, have to deal with on their construction projects.
This publication replaces the JBCC 2014 handbook (James Garner) and is comprehensively updated in terms of current JBCC contracts and supplementary documentation. The publication also contains the relevant forms.
The book is available from JBCC directly, JBCC stockists and SAIA Regions.
The recommended retail price is R500,00 per copy.