DOI link for Contract administration
Contract administration book
Building contracts are written as sets of powers and duty for employers, architects and contractors. There are many other provisions also. The task of seeing that all these provisions are observed falls on the people who execute the contract: employer and contractor, but also, by common agreement expressed in the contract, the architect or other contract administrator. On a day-to-day basis, problems inevitably occur. The possibilities are legion but things like setting out the building on site, standards of workmanship, availability of materials, discrepancies in drawings, issuing certificates and instructions, suspension of work and the contractor’s duty to proceed regularly and diligently are relatively common. Other less common difficulties include the attendance of the site agent, the replacement of the architect and the role of a project manager.