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Trade package documentation

Published: 27 August 2012

Architects are regularly required to provide documentation in trade package form. Conventional documentation provides a single complete documentation ...



Published: 25 November 2011 | Edited: 2 July 2020

Pre-design comprises the research and information-gathering phase of the concept design stage. In this phase, obtain the client's brief; arrange, ...



Published: 13 December 2019

An increasing number of large projects are now being delivered under novated agreements – a common method of construction procurement that, if not ...


Working with or as a builder-developer

Published: 7 December 2011 | Edited: 27 April 2017

The responsibilities and risks in working with a builder-developer may be quite different to the architect's traditional responsibilities. When an ...



Published: 6 December 2011

Inspection is an area of architects' work that can give rise to a significant number of claims for professional negligence. It is therefore extremely ...


Sub-soil conditions

Published: 25 November 2011

Information about the sub-soil conditions of a site is necessary for the architect and specialist consultants to complete the design and tender ...


Delays in the supply of materials

Published: 25 November 2011 | Edited: 14 January 2020

Delays in the supply of some parts or materials for building projects can cause delays to the building program with the result that completion of the ...


Liability for manufactured products

Published: 1 December 2011 | Edited: 29 April 2020

By far the greater part of modern buildings is made up of manufactured products, eg bricks, steel, paint, sanitary fittings, particle board, ...


Slip resistance

Published: 30 November 2011

There is an expectation on the public's part that any surface they have access to walk upon will afford a reasonable degree of slip resistance.


Guarantees and warranties

Published: 3 August 2015

Guarantees A guarantee involves three parties. One party (the guarantor) promises to answer for the obligations which a second party owes to a third ...


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