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Fast-tracked projects - implications

Published: 7 December 2011

In a fast-track project the client may achieve savings in financing costs and holding charges and be rewarded with an earlier cash flow, building ...

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Fast-tracked projects - risks for architects

Published: 7 December 2011

In a fast-track project, contract documentation is usually prepared in a series of trade packages. This necessitates fragmented design, which can ...

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Procurement - checklist for non-traditional methods

Published: 7 December 2011

Checklist for architects considering their own involvement in non-traditional methods Who will be the client? What will the relationship be with the ...

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Alliancing - recent examples

Published: 7 December 2011

Two projects, which sought proposals from prospective alliance partners, gave identical descriptions of the project approach. The projects were the ...

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Charge-out rate

Published: 20 April 2012

Where an architect provides a service on the basis of hours worked it is necessary to establish a charge out rate which reflects the total cost per ...

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Profit

Published: 20 July 2009

All architectural practices should seek to make a profit. Normally, a profit is achieved if there is a surplus of earnings over costs. Profit is ...

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Depreciation

Published: 18 October 2017

Depreciation is an expense reflecting the decline in value of assets over time, such as buildings, plant and equipment as they are put to use by a ...

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Insolvent contractor

Published: 24 November 2011

Signs that indicate that the contractor may be financially unstable include: submission of a claim followed by a request for payment in a reduced ...

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Managing the budget

Published: 23 November 2011

In managing the cost of a project relative to the agreed budget, there are many variables that can be manipulated. It is in the process of juggling ...

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Measurement of buildings

Published: 24 November 2011

The building industry – including quantity surveyors, building owners, planning authorities etc – uses a variety of methods of measuring building ...

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