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Published: 17 January 2012 | Edited: 24 August 2020

At the inception of a project the architect must begin by accepting the commission and then prepare a client and architect agreement and the ...


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 ...


Collateral warranties

Published: 22 November 2011 | Edited: 6 July 2020

A collateral warranty is a contract which gives a third party collateral, or running side by side, rights in an existing contract entered into by two ...


HIA SA Alterations and Additions

Published: 8 December 2020

These Special Conditions have been prepared for use by the builder and the owner, as an alternative form of contract, for situations where:  the bank ...


Project budget management

Published: 23 November 2011 | Edited: 26 April 2021

Project budget management is the process of managing the developing design against the project budget. It is part of the architect’s service to ...


Project bid

Published: 15 November 2017 | Edited: 22 June 2020

A project bid may be in response to an invitation or advertisement and the proposal should respond to any stated selection criteria, include an ...


Latent conditions

Published: 2 December 2011

Latent conditions are physical conditions on, underlying or adjacent to the site that could not be identified by the contractor by reasonable ...


Mandatory inspections

Published: 2 December 2011

During the course of construction on some projects, it may be necessary to identify mandatory inspections, that is, a point in the construction ...


Remote sites - contract administration

Published: 31 August 2015 | Edited: 5 March 2020

With the development of digital technology and the availability of the internet, architects and their specialist consultants can satisfy themselves ...


Lifecycle cost analysis

Published: 18 April 2017

Lifecycle cost (LCC) analysis is a tool that can be used to evaluate the long-term economic merits of alternative design solutions. Sometimes ...


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