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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 ...


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 ...


Contractual liability

Published: 12 January 2012 | Edited: 20 May 2021

Read time: 7 minutes An enforceable contract between two parties contains both rights and obligations. A knowledge of the fundamental elements of a ...


Specialist consultants - selection

Published: 9 October 2017

Procedures for the selection of specialist consultant services in support of architectural services may require the client to provide briefing ...

The Institute's publication, Guiding Principles for Balanced and Insurable Client/Architect Agreements was first published in 2005 and is intended to ...


Expert witness

Published: 7 December 2011 | Edited: 25 August 2021

Read time: 5 minutes An expert witness is a witness with expertise in a particular field of study. The role of lay evidence in legal proceedings is ...


Record documentation

Published: 9 October 2017

Projects that involve the alteration of or additions to an existing building or buildings will require a record of the existing conditions to be made ...


Contract administration

Published: 28 August 2015 | Edited: 6 July 2020

Contract administration refers to the task or function of ensuring that a construction contract (the contract between the client and the contractor) ...


Specialist consultants - engagement

Published: 15 August 2017 | Edited: 25 November 2021

Read time: 4 minutes In the design and construction of buildings, architects will often require the services of specialist consultantsto provide ...


Fast-tracked projects

Published: 7 December 2011 | Edited: 22 June 2022

Read time: 7 minutes Fast-tracking (or phased construction/ early contractor involvement) is a generic term used to describe a number of ...


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