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Fitness for purpose - design and documentation

Published: 22 November 2011

Client's brief As part of their services, architects are required to synthesise information from a variety of sources to produce the outcome desired ...


Warranties in client and architect agreements

Published: 7 May 2012

A warranty is the contractual promise that certain things will be done or achieved, expressed in such certain and definite terms, that the client is ...


Indoor air quality

Published: 26 June 2014

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is relevant to the architectural duty of care and to the assigning of liability in the event of a problem with air quality ...


Safety during construction

Published: 2 December 2011

Architects should not accept responsibility for site OHS. Confirm with the client which, if any, duties you will perform in respect of site OHS.


Certificates of title

Published: 31 August 2015

Understanding the implications and components of a Certificate of Title is critical to your ability to produce an appropriate design solution. When ...



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 ...


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 ...


Architects engaged as secondary or subconsultants

Published: 8 November 2011

If an architect is engaged as a secondary or subconsultant, which may be the case for major civil or landscape projects with a small architectural ...


Occupational health and safety - safe design

Published: 3 August 2015

Safe Work Australia, in association with state bodies and other relevant stakeholders, has developed a draft national framework for OHS improvement, ...



Published: 17 January 2017

Under most standard-form building contracts the contractor receives regular payment for the work as it progresses. Progress certificates are issued ...


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