Budget estimates - overview

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The provision of an accurate budget estimate forms part of an architect's responsibility and should be met through either the architect's own skills or managed through the services of a quantity surveyor. The architect remains responsible for meeting design-cost objectives, except where otherwise provided for in the terms and conditions of engagement.

Contracting out of supplying budget estimates does not obviate the architect's responsibility to manage a budget, nor to exercise responsibility in the administration of a construction contract.

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