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CHP extra service options during construction.


marlow technologists building designIn traditional forms of contract where the contractor is employed purely for the construction work and the other members of the team are separately employed by the client, one member of the team is usually employed to administrate the terms of the building contract.

There are many standard forms of building contract available from organisations such as JCT, ICC, ACA, FIDIC, NEC, GC. It is beyond the scope of this brief outline to try and evaluate them all here, but detailed commentary is available.

It is a key task of a contract administrator to choose the best form of contract for the task in hand. This needs to be done at an early stage because the form of contract determines the responsibilities for the provision of information and the type of supporting documentation that is needed.

When the type of contract has been selected, the administrator is the person who seeks to ensure that each party performs their role as defined by the documents. He should do this impartially, even though his fees will usually be paid by the client or “employer”. Meticulous attention must be paid to the issue of information, instructions, programming of the works, certification of payment, issuing of notices and other certificates.

The issue of certificates and notices frequently falls within the responsibilities of the contract administrator. Similarly, valuations can be carried out in the absence of a quantity surveyor.

CHP will gladly provide this extra service for the client if required after obtaining all the Council Approvals and tender prices from selected builders.  The fee will be based upon a percentage of the contract price plus expenses and costs.


project adviser architectural services in MarlowA lesser service is also offered by CHP as 'Project Adviser'.  The duties are less onerous less time consuming than formal Contract Administration and therefore less expensive to the client.

This is to provide a back up service to the client, your builder or interior designer as an informal ‘Project Advisor’ to generally advise on progress, issues affecting time scales and costs together with general reporting.

To undertake ‘reasonable’ site visits at the clients request, attend to queries or problems raised by the client, the main contractor, or your interior designer on a ‘ad-hock’ basis and to offer advise and opinions when requested (all subject to my availability at the time and other current workloads).

To advise the client on circumstances or site issues as deemed necessary.

This service is offered on a negotiated and mutually agreed monthly fee for the duration of the builders contract period.




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