The JCT 2016 Design & Build Contract (1 Day)

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.


This one-day course course will provide a brief overview of the JCT 2016 family of contracts, but primarily focussing on the Design and Build Contract (DB16) and practical aspects of managing the contract. 

Aims & Objectives:

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

  • Fully understand the structure of the JCT 2016 Design and Build Contract.
  • Understand the structure and more important clauses of the Design and Build Contract.
  • Appreciate the roles and responsibilities of the key parties.
  • Properly run a JCT 2016 Design and Build Contract, and to deal with issues related to the contract.

Course Outline:

  • Session 1 - The JCT 2016 Family of Contracts - which JCT contract to use for which project?
  • Session 2 - Principles of Design and Build

       The Design and Build Contract (DB16)

  • Session 3 - Carrying out the Works
    • Contractor's obligations
    • Possession
    • Discrepancies and divergences
    • Time and liquidated damages
    • Dealing with practical issues regarding 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
    • Managing Design and Build Subcontracts
    • Dealing with practical issues related to Contractor's Design
  • 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 require an introduction to the contract and to practically manage design and build contracts.

Pre-Course Requirements:


All our courses can be offered as in-house training