Following the completion of the Working Drawings phase, you may
wish to continue employing our services to ensure that
the building is built in accordance with the contractual
Our Contract Administration service is designed to
ensure that the contractor builds the building as has been
developed throughout the design process, whilst also ensuring that
extra costs throughout construction are kept to a minimum.
The Contract Administration phase is an important
quality control aspect of building a design, and having one of our
architects acting as your agent will ensure that the end result is
a high quality building.
This service follows a traditional format whereby the contract
is a lump sum with no transparency. Key inspections are made
at critical stages and the architectural quality is administered
under the framework of a MBA/AIA lump sum contract. Progress
payments are made on the basis of claims made by the builder and
the project architect makes payments after authorization.
From our experience is involves less control over the contract
as we have with the project management service but if the builder
has a very good reputation and complete integrity there may be no
need to scrutinize the work and costs as is done with the project
management service. The decision to proceed with CA or PM is
usually addressed at the end of the working drawing stage when the
type of contract with the builder needs to be specified and the
ongoing involvement by the architect during the building
Most government projects proceed in this manner.
- 1976, East Beechboro primary School
- 1978, Hilton Reserve toilet block facilities for the City
- 1984 -1986, East Beechboro Primary School additions
- 1985 - 1998, Many contracts for the Perth Zoo Board
including the main contract, Infrastructure development
- 1998, Police Licensing Administration Centre, Belmont,
- 2005 - 2006, North Canningvale Primary school for DHW, in
association with Sandover Pinder Architects
Contract administration usually costs 1.5% t0 2.5% depending on
the scale of the project. It usually comprises about 20% of
the design and documentation fee. The scale is negotiable
based on the level of responsibility and the level of detail and
finish required in the building contract.
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work with you.