THE KPDA LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM, MONDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2017 AND TUESDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2017 AT THE ICEA LION CENTRE, WEST WING, NAIROBI
THEME: ‘The JBC Contract: What Developers Must Know’
The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) in collaboration with the Kenya Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (KABCEC) established the Joint Building Council to periodically review and publish recommended prices for building material and labour within the Building Construction Industry. The two Associations also publish the Standard Agreement and Conditions of Contract for Building Works (1999 Ed.) also known as ‘The Green Book.’
Since the last review in 1999, the construction sector has changed significantly and consequently, many construction projects suffer time and cost overruns, impairing the economic feasibility of projects and consequently providing a fertile ground for costly disputes and claims. It is important therefore to identify the impact of the Green Book construction contract, which is the most commonly used contract in the Kenyan construction industry and its impact on project time and cost performance.
The Symposium which was jointly organized by KPDA and Coulson Harney LLP, was a follow up to another held on 7th March 2017 regarding the JBC Contract. The symposium was attended by twenty six (26) participants with individuals in positions of senior management who are key sector players focusing on developers.
As agreed during the event, there shall be follow up consultation with industry stakeholders on the review of the JBC with buy-in from significant sector players such as the National Construction Authority.
We will keep you posted on this review process in the coming year.
Thank you to the entire Bowmans Team and the Joint Building Council for ensuring we held a successful event.
For more information, kindly contact the KPDA Secretariat on 0737 530 290 or 0705 277 787 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org