Intermediate Building Contract

The JCT Intermediate Building Contract is designed for construction projects involving all the recognised trades and skills of the industry, where fairly detailed contract provisions are needed, but without complex building service installations or other specialist work. Intermediate Building Contracts are suitable for projects procured via the traditional or conventional method.

Features of projects using the Intermediate Building Contract:

  • The employer is responsible for the design, and this is usually supplied to the contractor by the architect or design team working on the employer’s behalf. If the appointed contractor is to be responsible for designing specific parts of the works, then an Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design must be used.
  • The employer (through its advisers) will also need to provide drawings and bills of quantities, a specification or work schedules to specify the quantity and quality of work at tender stage. When using the Intermediate Building Contract with contractor’s design, the employer must also detail the requirements for the parts of the works that the contractor is responsible for designing.
  • Intermediate Building Contracts are normally administered either by the architect, quantity surveyor, or a contract administrator.
  • Works can be carried out in sections.

Important note for contract users in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Users in Scotland should refer to regarding the SBCC 2024 suite.

Users in Northern Ireland should use the JCT 2024 suite. For copies of the Northern Ireland Adaptation Schedules, or any related queries, please contact The Royal Society of Ulster Architects at or call 028 9032 3760.