School Event

General Conditions of Contract ( GCC 2015)

 Particular features of GCC 2015

 Contains improvements, rather than revisions to GCC 2010

  • New definitions and changes to wording for legal correctness and clarity
  • “Engineer” now the “Employer’s Agent”
  • “Construction Manager” now replaces the “Contractor’s Site Agent”
  • Contractor can now suspend the Works
  • Contractor’s time risk allowances to be shown on programme
  • Improved fair allocation of risk
  • New Variable Performance Guarantee


Since it first launched its new edition GCC contract, the GCC drafting committee launched its third edition in 2015.  The GCC 2015 contract will be familiar to those used to the 2010 edition but includes some interesting innovations and improvements, including:

The contract is suitable for use in disciplines other than civil engineering. It is suitable for building works, civil engineering works and electrical and mechanical works or a combination of these. GCC 2015 recognises that multidisciplinary projects are often best served by a versatile multi-disciplinary contract;

The contract is suitable for employer designed and contractor designed works;

The contract has received the CIDB tick of approval and meets CIDB best practice requirements.

CESA envisages that the wide ambit of the new GCC will mean increased take up of this document. Contractors and clients from the building environment who in the past would not have looked to GCC may now consider it for their building projects. Those looking for a local contract for multi-disciplinary projects will also look to GCC 2015.  If you work in the building environment and have never considered GCC, now is the time to look to it as a sound local contract for building works.

A  GCC 2015 compatible Subcontract document, currently being drafted by BCA for SAICE, will be shown at the course.

Learning Objectives:

•             An understanding of GCC 2015 and its particular definitions;

•             GCC and Sub-Contractors;

•             GCC and commencement of work, programme, completion & the role of the Engineer;

•             GCC and variations, payments, claims and adjudication;

•             Cognizance of the changes in the new 2015 edition, especially in relation to the previous   versions of GCC.                               

Dates and Times:
  • Fri 31 May 2019  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Course
Venue: Casa Toscana Lodge, Pretoria , Lynnwood
Fee: R 3 850.00 excl. VAT
CESA Validation Num: CESA-1566-04/2022
CPD Points: 1
Coordinator: Blessings Banda