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Technical Content Version: 2017-3 November
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2017-3, November

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 2 sections, comprising:

  • 0 sections with amended references only.
  • 0 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 2 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Preliminaries

Update 2017-2.1
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with activity schedule (515)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with activity schedule (516)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with bill of quantities (525)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with bill of quantities (526)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with activity schedule (535)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with activity schedule (536)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with bill of quantities (545)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with bill of quantities (546)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Cost Reimbursable Contract (555)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Cost Reimbursable Contract (556)

Update 2017-3
JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract With Quantities (112)
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract With Quantities (116)
JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (152)
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (156)
JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (192)
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (196)
JCT 2011 Major Project Construction Contract (211)
JCT 2016 Design and Build Contract (222)
SBCC 2016 Design and Build Contract (226)
JCT 2011 Prime Cost Contract (270)
JCT 2016 Intermediate Building Contract (334)
JCT 2016 Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor's Design (335)
SBCC 2016 Minor Works Building Contract (356)
SBCC 2016 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (366)
JCT 2016 Minor Works Building Contract (370)
JCT 2016 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (371)
Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (ICC) Minor Works Version (455)
RIAI - Building Contract for use with quantities (Yellow) (470)
RIAI - Building contract for use without quantities (Blue) (475)
Public Works Contract for Building Works Designed by the Employer (486)
Public Works Contract for Building Works Designed by the Contractor (488)
RIAI - White contract (490)
RIAI - SF88 (495)
Public Works Contract for Minor Building and Civil Engineering Works Designed by the Employer (496)
Short Public Works Contract (498)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with activity schedule (515)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with activity schedule (516)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with bill of quantities (525)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with bill of quantities (526)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with activity schedule (535)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with activity schedule (536)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with bill of quantities (545)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with bill of quantities (546)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Cost Reimbursable Contract (555)
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Cost Reimbursable Contract (556)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Short Contract (575)
Work Package A70 (720)
JCT 2016 Framework Agreement (770) – Title change
SBCC 2011 Framework Agreement (775)
JCT 2011 Constructing Excellence Contract (780)
SBCC 2014 Constructing Excellence Contract (785)

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

P11 Foamed/ fibre/ bead cavity wall insulation (Update 2017-2.1)

Intermediate library

P11 Foamed/ fibre/ bead cavity wall insulation (Update 2017-2.1)
V91 Electrical systems – landscape

Minor Works library

P11 Foamed/ fibre/ bead cavity wall insulation (Update 2017-2.1)



Work sections confirmed as current

Standard library

N/A

Intermediate library

N/A

Minor Works library

N/A

2017-2, July

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 6 sections, comprising:

  • 1 sections with amended references only.
  • 0 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 5 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Preliminaries

JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract With Quantities (112) (Update 2017-1.1)
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract With Quantities (116)
JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (152) (Update 2017-1.1)
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (156)
JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (192) (Update 2017-1.1)
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (196)
JCT 2011 Major Project Construction Contract (211) (Update 2017-1.1)
JCT 2016 Design and Build Contract (222)
SBCC 2016 Design and Build Contract (226) – Title change
JCT 2011 Prime Cost Contract (270) (Update 2017-1.1)
JCT 2016 Intermediate Building Contract (334) (Update 2017-1.1)
JCT 2016 Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor's Design (335) (Update 2017-1.1)
SBCC 2016 Minor Works Building Contract (356) – Title change
SBCC 2016 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (366) – Title change
JCT 2016 Minor Works Building Contract (370) (Update 2017-1.1)
JCT 2016 Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor's Design (371) (Update 2017-1.1)
Infrastructure Conditions of Contract (ICC) Minor Works Version (455) (Update 2017-1.1)
RIAI - Building Contract for use with quantities (Yellow) (470) (Update 2017-1.1)
RIAI - Building contract for use without quantities (Blue) (475) (Update 2017-1.1)
Public Works Contract for Building Works Designed by the Employer (486) (Update 2017-1.1)
Public Works Contract for Building Works Designed by the Contractor (488) (Update 2017-1.1)
RIAI - White contract (490) (Update 2017-1.1)
RIAI - SF88 (495) (Update 2017-1.1)
Public Works Contract for Minor Building and Civil Engineering Works Designed by the Employer (496) (Update 2017-1.1)
Short Public Works Contract (498) (Update 2017-1.1)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with activity schedule (515) (Update 2017-1.1)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Priced Contract with bill of quantities (525) (Update 2017-1.1)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with activity schedule (535) (Update 2017-1.1)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Target Contract with bill of quantities (545) (Update 2017-1.1)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Cost Reimbursable Contract (555) (Update 2017-1.1)
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Short Contract (575) (Update 2017-1.1)
NFDC Form of Direct Contract (710) (Update 2017-1.1)
Work Package A70 (720) (Update 2017-1.1)
JCT Subcontract ICSub/NAM (750) (Update 2017-1.1)
JCT 2011 Framework Agreement (770) (Update 2017-1.1)
SBCC 2011 Framework Agreement (775) (Update 2017-1.1) JCT 2011 Constructing Excellence Contract (780) (Update 2017-1.1)
SBCC 2014 Constructing Excellence Contract (785) (Update 2017-1.1)
RIBA Concise Building Contract (790) (Update 2017-1.1)
Domestic sub contract (940) (Update 2017-1.1)

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

M20 Plastered/ Rendered/ Roughcast coatings
Z12 Preservative/ fire retardant treatment

Intermediate library

M20 Plastered/ Rendered/ Roughcast coatings
S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic (Update 2017-1.1)
V90 Electrical systems – domestic
X12 Vertical lifting platform and homelift systems (Title change)
X13 Inclined stairlift systems
Z12 Preservative/ fire retardant treatment

Minor Works library

M20 Plastered/ Rendered/ Roughcast coatings
V90 Electrical systems – domestic
Z12 Preservative/ fire retardant treatment



Work sections confirmed as current

Standard library

N/A

Intermediate library

N/A

Minor Works library

S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic

2017-1, March

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 6 sections, comprising:

  • 1 sections with amended references only.
  • 0 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 5 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Preliminaries

JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract With Quantities (112) (Update 2017-0.1) – Title change
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract With Quantities (116) (Update 2017-0.1)
JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (152) (Update 2017-0.1) – Title change
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract Without Quantities (156) (Update 2017-0.1)
JCT 2016 Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (192) (Update 2017-0.1) – Title change
SBCC 2011 Standard Building Contract With Approximate Quantities (196) (Update 2017-0.1)
JCT 2011 Major Project Construction Contract (211) (Update 2017-0.1)
JCT 2016 Design and Build Contract (222) (Update 2017-0.1)
SBCC 2011 Design and Build Contract (226) (Update 2017-0.1)
JCT 2011 Prime Cost Contract (270) (Update 2017-0.1)
JCT 2016 Intermediate Building Contract (334) – Title change
JCT 2016 Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor’s Design (335) – Title change
JCT 2016 Minor Works Building Contract (370) (Update 2017-0.1)

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

E11 Sprayed in situ concrete
E30 Reinforcement for in situ concrete (Update 2017-0.1)
H11 Curtain Walling
H40 Glass fibre reinforced concrete cladding/ components (Update 2017-0.1)
H41 Glass fibre reinforced plastics cladding/ features

Intermediate library

E11 Sprayed in situ concrete
E30 Reinforcement for in situ concrete (Update 2017-0.1)
H11 Curtain Walling
H41 Glass fibre reinforced plastics cladding/ features

Minor Works library

N/A


Work sections confirmed as current

Standard library

N/A

Intermediate library

S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic (Update 2017-0.1)

Minor Works library

E30 Reinforcement for in situ concrete (Update 2017-0.1) S91 Natural gas supply systems - domestic (Update 2017-0.1)

2016-3, November

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 8 sections, comprising:

  • 3 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 5 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Preliminaries

The A20 sections have been updated to reflect the 2016 editions of the JCT Design and Build Contract.

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

C46 Cavity wall tie renewal/ insertion
E05 In situ concrete construction generally (Update 2016-2.1)
E20 Formwork for in situ concrete
E42 Accessories cast into in situ concrete (Update 2016-2.1)
G12 Isolated structural metal members (Update 2016-2.1)
M22 Sprayed monolithic coatings
M52 Decorative papers/ fabrics (Update 2016-2.1)
N10 General fixtures/ furnishings/ equipment

Intermediate library

C46 Cavity wall tie renewal/ insertion
E05 In situ concrete construction generally (Update 2016-2.1)
E20 Formwork for in situ concrete
E42 Accessories cast into in situ concrete (Update 2016-2.1)
G12 Isolated structural metal members (Update 2016-2.1)
M22 Sprayed monolithic coatings
M52 Decorative papers/ fabrics (Update 2016-2.1)
N10 General fixtures/ furnishings/ equipment

Minor Works library

C46 Cavity wall tie renewal/ insertion
G12 Isolated structural metal members (Update 2016-2.1)


Work sections confirmed as current

Standard library

Update 2016-2.1
N/A

Update 2016-3
N/A

Intermediate library

Update 2016-2.1
N/A

Update 2016-3
N/A

Minor Works library

Update 2016-2.1
N/A

Update 2016-3
N10 General fixtures/ furnishings/ equipment
E20 Formwork for in situ concrete

2016-2, July

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 10 sections, comprising:

  • 4 sections with amended references only.
  • 2 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 4 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

The list that follows highlights the work sections in NBS Building Update 2016-2 which have undergone technical revisions to the clause content.

Preliminaries

The A20 sections have been updated to reflect the 2016 editions of the JCT Minor Works Building Contracts.

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

H92 Rainscreen cladding (2016-1.1)
K10 Gypsum board dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings (2016-1.1) (Title Change: was Plasterboard dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings)
K40 Demountable suspended ceilings (2016-1.1)
P21 Door/ window ironmongery

Intermediate library

K10 Gypsum board dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings (2016-1.1) (Title Change: was Plasterboard dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings)
K40 Demountable suspended ceilings (2016-1.1)
P21 Door/ window ironmongery
S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic

Minor Works library

K10 Gypsum board dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings (2016-1.1) (Title Change: was Plasterboard dry linings/ partitions/ ceilings)
K40 Demountable suspended ceilings (2016-1.1)
P21 Door/ window ironmongery
S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic

Work sections confirmed as current

The following work sections have been reviewed/ updated and are confirmed as current:

Standard library


2016-1.1
M10 Cement based levelling/ wearing screeds
M11 Mastic asphalt flooring/ floor underlays
M13 Calcium sulfate based levelling screeds

2016-2
N/A

Intermediate library

2016-1.1
M10 Cement based levelling/ wearing screeds
M11 Mastic asphalt flooring/ floor underlays
M13 Calcium sulfate based levelling screeds
S17 Water reclamation systems

2016-2
N/A

Minor Works library

2016-1.1
M13 Calcium sulfate based levelling screeds

2016-2
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic

2016-1, March

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 25 sections, comprising:

  • 2 sections with amended references only.
  • 1 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 22 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

The list that follows highlights the work sections in NBS Building Update 2016-1 which have undergone technical revisions to the clause content.

Revised Work Sections

Standard library

D30 Piling
                                                                       
D40 Embedded retaining walls  
D45 Soil nailing  
F30 Accessories/ Sundry items for brick/ block/ stone walling  
G20 Carpentry/ timber framing/ First fixing  
J21 Mastic asphalt roofing/ insulation/ finishes  
J31 Liquid applied waterproof roof coatings  
K30 Panel partitions  
L40 General glazing  
M50 Rubber/ Plastics/ Cork/ Lino/ Carpet tiling/ sheeting  
M51 Edge fixed carpeting  
M60 Painting/ Clear finishing  
N15 Internal fire and safety signage systems  
Q28 Topsoil and soil ameliorants  
Q30 Seeding/ turfing  
Q31 External planting  
Q32 Internal and artificial planting  
Q35 Landscape maintenance  
Q50 Site/ street furniture/ equipment  
Q52 Play and sports equipment  

Intermediate library

B91 Buildings in the landscape
                                                                       
D30 Piling  
D45 Soil nailing  
F30 Accessories/ Sundry items for brick/ block/ stone walling  
G20 Carpentry/ timber framing/ First fixing  
J21 Mastic asphalt roofing/ insulation/ finishes  
J31 Liquid applied waterproof roof coatings  
K30 Panel partitions  
L40 General glazing  
M50 Rubber/ Plastics/ Cork/ Lino/ Carpet tiling/ sheeting  
M51 Edge fixed carpeting  
M60 Painting/ Clear finishing  
N15 Internal fire and safety signage systems  
N91 External signage and interpretation  
Q28 Topsoil and soil ameliorants  
Q30 Seeding/ turfing  
Q31 External planting  
Q50 Site/ street furniture/ equipment  
U90 General ventilation - domestic  

Minor Works library

F30 Accessories/ Sundry items for brick/ block/ stone walling
                                                                      
G20 Carpentry/ timber framing/ First fixing  
J21 Mastic asphalt roofing/ insulation/ finishes
 
J31 Liquid applied waterproof roof coatings  
K30 Panel partitions  
L40 General glazing  
M50 Rubber/ Plastics/ Cork/ Lino/ Carpet tiling/ sheeting  
M60 Painting/ Clear finishing  
Q28 Topsoil and soil ameliorants  
Q50 Site/ street furniture/ equipment  

Work sections confirmed as current

The following work sections have been reviewed/ updated and are confirmed as current:

Standard library


No change

Intermediate library

S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic
                                                                             
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic
 

Minor Works library

S90 Hot and cold water supply systems – domestic
                                                                             
S91 Natural gas supply systems – domestic  
U90 General ventilation - domestic  

2015-3, November

186 work sections now in NBS Building (excluding Preliminaries)

Our ongoing efforts to keep your specifications up to date have resulted in amendments to 36 sections, comprising:

  • 3 sections with amended references only.
  • 16 sections with improvements to general or clause guidance, without changes to the clause text.
  • 17 sections with changes to clause text, with or without changes to general or clause guidance.

Following the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 on April 6, JCT has issued amendments to their contracts. Updated preliminaries were included in your 2015-2 July update. Preliminaries for ICC Minor Works Version, Amendment ICC/CDM/May2015, are also now included.

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B13 Modular buildings BS 8200 withdrawn, alternate CWCT standards TN 75 and 76 along with BS EN 13049 added. Code for sustainable homes changes highlighted. Additional guidance has been added to explain changes made in document to standards and regulations. S
C51 Repairing/ Renovating/ Conserving timber Updating of clause items and guidance resulting from revised or new standards and codes. S I
D20 Excavating and filling Reference documents including legislation updated and new clause added to cover product 'Concrete impregnated fabric'. S I M
E10 Mixing/ Casting/ Curing in situ concrete Changes due to updates of BS EN 206(incorporating BS EN 206-9), BS 8500-1 and BS 8500-2. Updates in reference documents. S I M
G10 Structural steel framing References to NSSS removed, and values amended alongside general updates of reference documents. Guidance concerning CE marking added. S I M
G30 Metal profiled sheet decking This section has been amended to transfer specification of design standards, design parameters and other requirements to section B50. Reference documents updated. S I
H92 Rainscreen cladding ASCE SE1/7-05 has been withdrawn and replaced by ASCE/SEI 7-10.
BS 476-7 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS 476-7 incorporating corrigendum 1.
BS 476-20 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS 476-20 incorporating amendment 1 and corrigendum 1.
BS 476-21 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS 476-21 incorporating corrigendum 1.
BS EN 1999-1-1 + A1:2009 has been withdrawn and replaced by BS EN 1999-1-1 + A2:2013, incorporating corrigendum March 2014.
PD 62305-2 Flash density map 2014. Supplement to BS EN 62305-2 has been published.
The Construction Health and Safety Manual has been updated.
References to deleted clauses 342, 345 and 347 deleted; clauses 335 and 340 'Integrity' added; all to align with CWCT Standard.
S
J41 Reinforced bitumen membrane roof coverings Updates resulting from changes to reference documents including new clauses for insulants and water flow control layers. S I M
J42 Single layer polymeric sheet roof coverings Updates resulting from changes to reference documents and from commentary from the Technical Committee at SPRA. S I M
K11 Rigid sheet flooring/ sheathing/ decking/ sarking/ linings/ casings Key technical changes and changes to guidance. Reference documents updated. S I M
K13 Rigid sheet fine linings and panelling Clause 105 added in response to CPR and CE marking requirements. Changes to general guidance. Reference documents updated. S I
K45 Suspended ceiling system alterations Clause 805, Electrical continuity and earth bonding updated in accordance with current IET regulations (BS 7671). I M
M40 Stone/ Concrete/ Quarry/ Ceramic tiling/ Mosaic Key changes in response to reference document updates. Introducing guidance to CEN/TS 16165 for slip resistance. S I M
M41 Terrazzo tiling/ In situ terrazzo Key technical changes and changes to guidance due to reference document updates, BS EN 13036-4 now being replaced by BS 7976-1, -2 and -3 with regards to slip resistance for pedestrian surfaces. S I
N13 Sanitary appliances and fittings The section has been comprehensively updated, taking into account several recent BS EN standards for sanitary appliances. S I M
R11 Above ground foul drainage systems Clauses 685 and 690 revised in line with new version of BS 1710. S I M
R12 Below ground drainage systems Wording in clauses 757 and 759 has been changed to improve specification of the connection of drainage branches into the main channel. BS 7158 for plastics inspection chambers has been withdrawn. S I M