Last edited 04 Feb 2019

Builder’s work in connection

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The term ‘builder’s work in connection’ (BWIC) refers to builder's work that is necessary as a result of other works, typically mechanical and electrical services but also specialist installations, such as lifts, escalators, roller shutters, hoists and cleaning cradles, and so on.

For example, the installation of mechanical and electrical services might require:

This may involve works that require building regulations approvals and possibly testing certificates (for example, cleaning cradle restraining bolts).

Builder's work in connection is generally carried out by the main contractor for a mechanical and electrical sub-contractor and other such specialist trades. However, sometimes, the mechanical and electrical works might be part of the main contract and the builders work in connection sub-contracted.

Builder’s work in connection should not be confused general site preliminaries such as; welfare provisions, site offices, plant, site waste clearance, and so on, which are priced separately.

Estimators typically price builder's work in connection as 7% of the specialist work value.

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