However, a prime contractor usually can`t do the work alone – they can hire multiple subcontractors to provide support. In this case, they want to make sure that there are consecutive provisions so that they are not directly responsible to the customer for the work of a subcontractor. As such, they ensure that their construction contract with the subcontractor reflects their contract with the customer. The main conditions involved are usually the obligations of the prime contractor, including: In English law, a consecutive contract that contains clauses by reference may not contain certain types of clauses ranging from the main contract to the subcontract. For these clauses, you may need to include in the subcontract a language that expresses the desired terms of the main contract, rather than relying on a standard general inclusion clause by reference. Other local and international laws may also prohibit the inclusion of certain regulations. . . .