JCT 2016 Design & Build Contract

Our JCT Design & Build Contract course outlines the JCT family of contracts and comprises of the principles of Design & Build, carrying out and control of the works, design, payment, changes, injury damage and insurance and settlement of disputes within the Design & Build contract.

Also available as an online training course.

Please note the online version of this training course will be split into modules.




The course will provide a brief overview of the JCT 2016 family of contracts, but primarily focussing on the Design and Build Contract (DB16).

Aims & Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate the structure and use of the JCT 2016 family of documents
  • Understand the structure and more important clauses of the Design & Build Contract
  • Appreciate the roles and responsibilities of the key parties
  • Properly run a JCT 2016 Design & Build Contract 

Course Outline:

  • Session 1 - The JCT 2016 Family of Contracts - which JCT contract to use for which project

       The Design and Build Contract (DB)

  • Session 2 - Principles of Design and Build
  • Session 3 - Carrying out the Works
    • Contractor's obligations
    • Possession
    • Discrepancies and divergences
    • Time and liquidated damages
    • Adjustment of Completion Date
    • Defects
  • Session 4 - Control of the Works
    • Sub-Contracting
    • Employer's Instructions
  • Session 5 - Design
    • Responsibility for design
    • Design work - liabilities and limitation
    • Contractor's Design Documents
    • Contractor's Design Submission Procedure
    • Cost savings and value improvements
  • Session 6 - Payment 
    • Contract Sum and Adjustments
    • Payments and Notices
    • Gross Valuation
    • Retention
    • Loss and Expense
  • Session 7 - Changes
    • General
    • Valuation Rates
  • Session 8 - Injury Damage and Insurance
  • Session 9 - Settlement of Disputes 


Mode of Delivery:

This course consists of lectures supported by comprehensive seminar notes and group exercises, discussion and open workshop.

Intended For:

Delegates dealing with design and build contracts who either require an introduction to the contract, or more experienced practitioners wishing to refresh their knowledge of the form.

Pre-Course Requirements:

None required.

All our courses can be offered as in-house training