Online CPD Recording- JCT Contracts and COVID-19 Impact

Available from 22 May – 30 June 2020

Hour-long JCT Contracts and COVID-19 Impact seminar from 19 May 2020 delivered by Jim Armstrong. The live session received excellent feedback with 100% of respondents saying they would recommend the seminar to another architect and the course achieved a rating of 4.8 out of 5.  Participants found the discussion around whether COVID-19 was a force majeure event particularly useful.

You will be issued with a soft copy of the slides and will be given access to the video until the end of June 2020.

Seminar content

An emerging area of interest for architects is the significant impact COVID-19 is having upon construction contracts in Northern Ireland.  Whilst many construction sites have been closed for a number of weeks, some have now re-opened and many more are due to re-open soon (albeit with social distancing etc).  In order to support members, RSUA has organised a seminar to look at the JCT contractual requirements in dealing with the coronavirus.  This seminar considered and advised on:

  • Disruption to the Contract
  • Payment clauses
  • Extension of Time clauses
  • Termination clauses
  • The Relevant Events
  • The Relevant Matters
  • Time & Money? – Both or Neither
  • Notification
  • Assessing Extensions of Time
  • Assessing Loss and/or Expense

Speaker info

Jim Armstrong is founder and Director of DIMENSIONS Design & Management Ltd. Jim has 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Architect and CDM Consultant. Jim has been one of RSUA’s key delivery partners in training.  Jim holds an LLM in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication and has practical experience of contract administration under JCT.