Event Phone: +27 11 482 3102


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: 7 hours/ 1.0 Credit

Presented by JBCC CEO – Rakesh Singh

  • Session One
    5th May 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
  • Session Two
    12th May 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
  • Session Three
    19th May 2021
    14:00 - 16:30
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