As a postscript to my article in January that focused on the tension of the dual role of an architect contract administrator in building contracts, this week I will look at some of the common sources of disputation between owners and architects such contracts.

While it is true that an architect fulfilling this contract administrator role can become embroiled in an already terse owner versus builder relationship, where for example the builder is on the ‘go slow’ or is not attending to defect rectification, the architect must still be mindful of his/her duties to…