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Published: 22 July 2013 | Edited: 23 February 2021

Procurement is the act or process of bringing about or bringing into existence buildings. It may also refer to the acquiring of buildings already ...


Other architectural services

Published: 6 December 2011 | Edited: 23 February 2021

Architectural practices are increasingly providing diversified services to clients. However, when offering services beyond that which has ...


Guarantees and warranties

Published: 16 February 2021

Guarantees A guarantee is an arrangement involving three parties. One party (the guarantor) promises to be responsible for the obligations which a ...


Preparation of contract documents - contaminated land

Published: 25 November 2011

In the preparation of construction documents, the architect should endeavour to minimise the likelihood of cost adjustments to the contract as a ...


Contract administration versus supervision

Published: 15 November 2017 | Edited: 16 June 2022

Read time: 6 minutes Supervision of the works performed under a construction contract is generally the responsibility of the head contractor however, ...


Contractor's role in construction

Published: 2 December 2011

The function of the architect administering a contract can be gleaned from the building contract and also from the architect's conditions of ...


Practical completion

Published: 6 December 2011 | Edited: 3 February 2022

Read time: 2 minutes Practical completion typically refers to the stage of a construction contract when the works are determined to be fit for use ...


Security – bank guarantees and cash retention

Published: 2 December 2011 | Edited: 12 March 2020

Security in building contracts is provided by the contractor as an assurance that it will meet its obligations under the contract. The security may ...



Published: 6 December 2011 | Edited: 8 April 2020

During construction the contractor may propose substituting materials and products specified in the contract documents. The architect administering ...


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