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JBCC Principal Agreement

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R1500 for members, non-members R1700
1.0 CPD
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We look at important provisions of the JBCC PBA Edition 6, changes in Edition 6.1 issued on 21 May 2014, as well as discussing both strong and weak points of the contract. An overview of key clauses is given, with special attention to the application of these clauses in real life situations.

Material is presented in an interactive manner, through case studies and practical examples.

Outcomes of the Workshop
Delegates will gain an understanding of the overall structure of the JBCC PBA and how to apply the relevant clauses of the PBA within the context of a contract as a whole, rather than applying individual clauses to individual events.
Our focus is equipping delegates with practical experience and real world application rather than merely running through the PBA clause ­by­ clause.

The Presenter:
The workshop will be presented by Roelf Nel. Roelf is a duly qualified and admitted attorney. He obtained his LLB degree Cum Laude from the University of Pretoria in 2002, follow ing which he went on to complete his Articles at one of the larger litigation firms in the Western Cape.
Roelf specializes in Construction and Engineering Law. He focuses on equipping individuals to avoid most arbitration and litigation proceedings, to avoid delays and to proactively deal with disputes. All of which is achieved by effectively managing the building contract.

Topics that will be covered:
Structure of documents: Finding your w ay through the contract;
Notices: Pitfalls around the service of notices and how to avoid problems w hen serving notices;
Security: The different forms of security and some difficulties to be aw are of w hen choosing;
The Contractors lien and the payment guarantee;
Works Risk and Insurance: Who is responsible for the care of the works, including potential risks which the contracts may expose the parties to;
Instructions: Who may issue instructions, w hen these may be issued, w hat form these must take and how the Contractor is to be paid for instructions which increase the value of the work; w hat is the difference between a site instruction and a contract instruction;
Difficulties with Practical Completion and Final Completion processes; The Contractors liability for latent defects;
Extensions of Time: When the Contractor w ill get a revision to the date of practical completion and w hen the revised date brings additional money with it, the notification process and time bars, float time, the contractors entitlement to an extension of time & associated costs w here he suspends the works;
Payment: The process for getting payment and the consequences if the employer does not pay on time, employers right to pay a sub­contractor directly & the contractors right to withold payment from a subcontractor;
Suspension & Termination: When the parties may terminate the contract and w hat the consequences of termination are;
The process after notice of cancellation (cl 29.4 29.11);
Dispute resolution;
Changes in Edition 6.1 issued on 21 May 2014; General comments.