June 21, 2024

CT Dispute Adjudication Board Documentation 2021 released

JCT has announced the release of its Dispute Adjudication Board Documentation 2021 (DAB 2021).

The document pack includes a model Tripartite Agreement, enabling provisions for both the JCT Design and Build and JCT Major Project Constuction contracts, and guidance notes.

DAB 2021 provides a proactive approach to dispute avoidance and resolution, with a framework for parties to identify and resolve potential problems and disputes early on to avoid costly litigation and damaging of project relationships.

DAB 2021 has been designed for use with the JCT Design and Build Contract (DB) and JCT Major Project Construction Contract (MP) forms, both of which are suitable for large, longer-term projects – the types of project for which the establishment of a Dispute Adjudication Board would be most appropriate.

In developing DAB 2021, JCT is pleased to have agreed with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) for its form of Dispute Board rules to be used as the basis for JCT’s rules. The rules have been adapted by JCT to ensure that they are compliant with, and complementary to, the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Construction Act).

Amendments have been made to the rules so that DAB 2021 can be used with a JCT contract form on a UK project, a Dispute Board can be established as a Dispute Adjudication Board, and to ensure that the adjudication mechanism is compliant with the Construction Act.

The JCT Dispute Adjudication Board Documentation 2021 can be purchased as a physical copy or in digital format (via JCT’s On Demand digital service) from the JCT Online Store at www.jctltd.co.uk/product/dispute-adjudication-board-documentation-2021.

The digital version of DAB 2021 will also be available for customers with a JCT Construct digital service subscription.

More information about the Documentation is available at corporate.jctltd.co.uk/dispute-adjudication-board-documentation-2021.