The Construction Industry Council has published a 5th Edition of the Model Adjudication Procedure (the MAP) in light of the recent amendments to the Construction Act 1996.
The MAP is a contractual adjudication procedure compliant with the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 incorporating the amendments made by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009. The procedure can be incorporated by reference into a contract or used by agreement of the parties; it is accompanied by a model adjudication agreement.
The amendments to the Construction Act came into effect on 1 October 2011 in England and Wales (1 November 2011 in Scotland). They will affect everyone in business involved in construction work.
All construction contracts which are entered into on or after 1 October 2011 must comply with the provisions of the amended Construction Act. In practical terms this will mean that all projects currently at the tender stage will be subject to the new provisions.
The new 5th edition of the Model Adjudication Procedure is available to purchase as a PDF file; price £12 (inc VAT), via the CIC Online Shop.