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Summary about the course

The Joint  Building  Contracts Committee® NPC as the author of  the  JBCC® suite  of  building contracts invites you  to attend an interactive virtual seminar on the appropriate application of the 2018 JBCC® Edition 6.2 Principal Building and N/S Subcontract Agreements, and its supporting documentation, with reference to the 2018 JBCC® Edition 5.2 Minor Works Agreement and the requirements applicable to Organs of State contracts. In addition, the two new 2020 JBCC® contracts, the Small and Simple Works Contract and the Direct Contractor’s Contract, will be introduced.


After completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of construction law as the basic foundation to construction contracts;
  • Describe the development of the various types of building contracts in use in South Africa;
  • Identify the important role of the JBCC documents in the South African building industry;
  • Understand the historical background and structure of the JBCC agreements /contracts;
  • Know what the suite of JBCC documents comprise of and its application in the South African building industry and elsewhere in Africa;
  • Know what the duties are of the Principal Agent arising from the JBCC documents; and
  • Understand the mechanisms and day-to-day use of a selection of commonly encountered provisions


  • Construction Law
  • Pre-Contract Activities
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement / Contract Data
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation
    • Adjudication
    • Arbitration


  • Definitions
  • Offer and Acceptance Documents
  • Agents/ Design
  • Duties of the Parties
  • Subcontractors
  • Contract Instructions
  • Execution & Completion
  • Penalties (Damages)


  • Payments
  • Adjustment of the Contract Value
  • Insurances & Securities
  • Suspension & Termination
  • Differences between editions 4.1, 6.1 and 6.2
  • State Contract Data
  • New Contracts (SSWC & DCC)

CPD CREDITS: 9 hours/ 1.0 Credit

Expert Facilitators:

Prof Tinus Maritz is a Registered Professional Quantity Surveyor, a life member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors and a fellow member of the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa). He has vast experience in practice and academia, specialising in the field of construction law during the latter part of his career. As the CEO of the JBCC, a body which he has served on for many years, he brings a wealth of experience to the panel as an authority on the JBCC suite of contracts.

Gerard Damstra qualified as architect in 1981, was admitted as advocate in 2018 and is a member of the Construction Adjudication Association of South Africa. Besides knowledge and experience in the fields of architecture and contract law, he has gained extensive experience in legislation that governs state procurement and processes through his involvement and past employment in the public sector. He served on the JBCC Contract Drafting Panel and cooperates on an ongoing basis with the JBCC structures in the development of new contract formats and associated documentation.

  • Session One
    10th Feb 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
  • Session Two
    17th Feb 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
  • Session Three
    24th Feb 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
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