Building Agreement South Africa
If a contractor is not informed in very specific contractual conditions (contractually) of how and when he must perform certain tasks to perform the work, he is free to perform it in his own way and at his time. Conversely, if there is no special agreement (contract), he is not entitled to payment until he has completed the work. Drawings as visual instructions as well as specifications on these drawings will all be part of the contractual documents. The most sophisticated technique for estimating construction costs is to calculate the material to be used and the workload to be performed, which is called a parts list and compiled by a quantitative verifier. Master Builders South Africa has developed a series of model contracts useful for a large number of applications. The use of Master Builders South Africa contract documents is not limited to members of Master Builders Associations and the documents are accessible to the public. JBCC Small & Simple Works Contract, Edition 1.0 – May 2020 This JBCC® Small and Simple Works Contract is intended for modifications, renovations and additions of existing buildings or construction works that do not exceed three storeys in height and that must not use sophisticated building systems or install complex services There are different types of construction contracts in South Africa: One of the main functions of JBCC is to publish construction contracts and associated backup documents and update them as necessary. The first editions were published in 1991, and since then various editions have been published at different intervals. The latest 2018/2020 editions contain significant changes compared to previous editions and this book not only focuses on these changes, but also focuses on interpreting and understanding the contractual conditions that users, especially contractors and subcontractors, face in their construction projects. The initials JBCC represent the Joint Building Contracts Committee. It is an organization created in 1984 by various organizations related to construction. It is now fully representative of all role players in the built environment and includes trades, contractor/subcontractor associations, the Black Business Council for the Built Environment and the South African Property Owners Association.