EV Architects offers comprehensive architectural services and can advise on contract administration issues. A strong contract can protect our clients and contractors during the construction phase from issues that may cause delays and extra cost. We always recommend a phased payment schedule dependent on key milestones, holding back an agreed percentage of the final payment until snagging is complete, and possibly a bonus plan for achieving milestones ahead of schedule.
BUILDING CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES
WE CAN APPOINT A CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR TO LOOK AFTER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
If your project is large and complex, we can help appoint a ‘Contract Administrator’ who would look after the construction contracts. The administrator would monitor the works and ensure that everything is in compliance with the architectural documentation, specification and the client’s budget. The role of the contract administrator is as follow:
- He/she will be responsible to establish and implement fair contract terms, so that the end result is as per the expectations of the client.
- He/she would communicate with the client as well as the contractors to make sure there is enough clarity between both parties.
- A good contract administrator would be able to identify and solve problems as they arise, so there is no delay in the project.
- He/she will also be responsible to review the progress of work and report to the client on a regular basis.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION CAN BE IMPORTANT FOR THE SMOOTH FLOW OF CONSTRUCTION IN LARGE PROJECTS
Contract administration can be useful for the smooth flow of construction, yet many clients want to skip this phase due to the extra cost. In many situations where this phase is waived, the clients may face difficulties in resolving issues, and small issues can become larger and more costly, leading to solutions that are unsatisfactory to the client. In order to get the most of the money you spend, it is important to consider contract administration if your project is of a large and complex size.
To know more and to get a quote, call us at 020 8531 4441 or write to us at info@EVArchitects.com