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1: ANNUAL UPDATE CONFERENCE
A big thank you to those who attended the 2013 annual conference on 28 November 2013 at the RSE, George Street, Edinburgh and to our outstanding speakers.
If you were unable to attend and would like copies of the presentations given, please contact Deborah Mays (details as above).
SBCC would like to thank Senior Architectural Systems, BAM Construction, Gartcarron Fire Engineering, SIKA UK Ltd, BDG Thomson Gray and Nevin of Edinburgh for their generous support of this event.
2: NEW DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE
The Minor Works Contract with Contractor's Design (2013 Edition), Homeowner Contracts (2013 Editions) and the new Project Bank Account Documentation and Pre-Construction Services Agreements are now available in hard copy.
Project Bank Account Documentation 2013, SBC544, £13.65 + VAT
Pre-Construction Services Agreement (General Contractor) 2013, SBC 546, £28.34 + VAT
Pre-Construction Services Agreement (Specialist) 2013, SBC 547, £28.34 + VAT
Minor Works Contract with Contractor's Design 2013, SBC 545, £21 + VAT
Homeowner Contract for use in Scotland 2013, SBC 542, ISBN 978-1-909432-00-0, £20 +VAT (£24).
Homeowner Contract with Consultant for use in Scotland 2013, SBC 543, ISBN 978-1-909432-01-7, £20 +VAT (£24).
To purchase a copy please contact one of our selling bodies listed on the left.
3: SBCC Contracts and Sustainability
In the recently published JCT Report on the JCT Sustainability: Lifecycle Consultation (http://www.jctltd.co.uk/sustainability.aspx), it was reported that 87% of respondents agreed that JCT contracts can assist in achieving sustainable objectives. SBCC contracts which are based on the JCT contracts also facilitate sustainability. For further information, see link : http://www.jctltd.co.uk/news.aspx?NewsArticleId=36
1) Programme of Contracts and Reviews 2013
For an update on contracts and guidance due in 2013 (new and revised), please click here (PDF, 205kb).
2) Named Specialists Update
Standard Building Contract 2011 for use in Scotland (all versions – Q/Scot, AQ/Scot, XQ/Scot). Please see the link below on optional provisions for the above contract in all its guises.
Named Specialists Update 2011-2012 (PDF, 400kb)
3) Public Sector Supplement - 2011
Following the publication of the JCT Public Sector Supplement last month, SBCC have prepared a supplement which can be used in conjuction with the SBCC contracts. To see, click on the link : Public Sector Supplement 2011
4) Insolvency Guide 2010
The Insolvancy Guide 2010 is available to download free of charge from the link below.
Insolvency Guide 2010
6) History of Scottish Building Contract Committee Limited
The SBCC was established in April 1964 as a result of the decisions of the McEwan Younger Committee which in turn followed the recommendations of the Emmerson report, that closer contacts be established with central bodies in London and that a working party be appointed in Scotland.
More information on the History of the Committee is available from the link below. History of SBCC Limited (contd).
7) Arbitration (
) Act 2010 Scotland
The Arbitration (
For all contracts entered into from 8 June 2010 the new Act applies.
At the moment all Scottish Building Contracts produced by SBCC currently make reference to the Arbitration Code. Obviously the Act will take preference over the Code and SBCC will be issuing an amendment sheet in due course to reflect the introduction of the new Act.
7) Amendments due to the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 - published June 2011
SBCC have producted two amendments to Scottish Building Contracts MW & MWD and SBC & DB. These amendments are downloadable from the links below.
June 2011 amendments SBC and DB
June 2011 amendments MW and MWD
8) Terrorism Cover Update - Issued August 2010
SBCC's Works Insurance provisions have been updated in relation to Terrorism Cover and the Contractor's liability for loss or damage to the Works or Site Materials resulting from terrorism in cases where Insurance Option A applies.
A copy is available to download from the link below.
Terrorism Cover update: Issued August 2010