Last edited 22 Feb 2018

JCT Management Building Contract

Management contracting is a procurement route in which the works are constructed by a number of different works contractors who are contracted to a management contractor.

The management contractor is generally appointed by the employer early in the design process so that their experience can be used to improve the cost and buildability of proposals as they develop, as well as to advise on packaging the works.

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)’s Management Building Contract (MC) is designed for use on large, complex projects, typically where an early start on the site is required.

It is quite common for work to begin on site without full design information being available, particularly where design details involve proprietary systems or specialist components.

Design is the responsibility of the employer, often carried out by an architect or design team working for the employer.

As the design is often carried out and completed alongside site activity, this can allow for greater flexibility and more control over design on the part of the employer. However, there is clearly more risk involved, as works begin before the nature of the completed building is known.

The construction work itself is carried out by different works contractors under separate works contracts, which the management contractor appoints and manages for a fee.

[edit] Find out more

[edit] Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki