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Standard Building Contract

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) was formed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) In 1931 when the first JCT standard form of building contract was issued (although the forms were not referred to as ‘JCT’ until 1977). JCT became a Limited Company in 1998. It now produces a range of standard forms of contract for the construction of buildings accompanied by guidance notes and other standard forms of documentation.

The JCT Standard Building Contract is intended for large or complex construction projects, procured via the traditional procurement route, where detailed contract provisions are needed.

The 2016 edition was released on 4 November 2016. New features include:

The 2016 edition includes the following documents:

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