RIAI CONTRACTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. 1. Architect's Opinion on Compliance with Building Regulations (Form 1). 2. Architect's Opinion on Compliance. The RIAI „yellow‟ and „blue‟ Forms of Contracts have been recently amended A number of standard forms have, therefore, been published. To view and download a copy of Government Standard Conditions of Engagement How will the New Forms of Construction Contracts for Public Works apply?.
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(a) "Wages" means the cost of normal time at standard rates and of all overtime at standard . be made under Clause 38(b) of the RIAI Form of Contract. The Royal Institution of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) 'Yellow' and 'Blue' Standard. Forms of Building Contract have been recently amended and. The RIAI 'Yellow' and 'Blue' Forms of Contracts have been recently amended and published as the edition. This paper supersedes an earlier paper of the.
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However in practice, in all but the simplest project, the design process demands continuing interaction between design and construction teams until the project is completed.
Generally, a designer is obliged to take due care to achieve the result required by the design process. The designer does not generally guarantee the result but undertakes to exercise due care appropriate to his profession.
The responsibility may include superintending the design and construction process. It is increasingly common for nominated sub-contractors to design their own work or bring some kind of proprietary system.
Where the main contract is a conventional build type contract only, it is unlikely that the main contractor will be held responsible for the nominated sub-contractors design. In these circumstances, the employer should enter a direct collateral agreement with the sub-contractor. In practice, contractors nearly always take on a measure of design responsibility.
The contract documents cannot give sufficiently fine detail in every respect and a contractor must exercise discretion in certain areas.
Sub-contractors are often asked for their opinions on particular problems as the process proceeds. Contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers may provide documents for particular purposes for approval by the architect. Completion Practical completion is usually specified as a completion to an extent that the building or project can be taken over without inconvenience. It does not necessarily mean that all aspects of the work have been fully completed.
Generally, contracts will specify a specific completion date with provision for liquidated damages being a fixed sum for every late day or week until the works achieve practical completion.
The site is handed back to the employer. A Health and Safety Plan for the building must be delivered. Depending on the contract, insuring responsibility may also pass back.
The contractor is usually entitled to one-half of the accumulated retention monies. The rectification period or the defects correction period begins. Under the various contracts, the rectification period usually lasts six months, unless otherwise specified. During this period any defects, shrinkages or faults must be put right by the contractor at its own expense.
The administering architect must issue a schedule of defects not later than 14 days after the end of the defects liability period and the contractor then has a reasonable time to put them right. Delays, Extensions and Variations At common law, where the employer delays or is responsible for the delay, the fixed completion date and liquidated damages provision no longer apply.
The employer may still be able to recover damages, but the fixed liquidated damages would no longer be available. The RIAI contracts allow for extension and adjustment of the completion date by the administering architect under certain circumstances. These circumstances or events include where the extra works have been ordered.
The standard contracts allow for the extension of time where the administering architect gives instructions relating to certain matters including action regarding fossils, antiquities and testing the work. Variations in the works can include changes in design, materials, specifications and removal of work. A variation is certified by the administering architect.
It must be in accordance with the broad terms of the contract. A contractor has a right to object on reasonable grounds to a variation.
The contractor generally has no authority to vary anything except under certain limited emergency circumstances. The standard RIAI contract contains a procedure to value a variation. The measure of work can be carried out in the same principles as set out in the contract documents.
Extensions of time may be granted to contractors, where certain events which are likely to delay completion and which are outside their control, arise. There are procedures by which the contractor may claim an extension of time.
The application must be independently determined by the administering architect. The contractor who wishes to claim an extension of time must have used his best endeavours to prevent delay in the progress of the works. The architect must fix a new date giving such extension as is fair and reasonable as a result of the relevant event that has caused the legitimate delay.
The contractor is entitled to suspend works if it has not been fully paid. This will affect the completion date. Under the RIAI contract with Bills of Quantities, the bid by the contractor is based on the work described and specified in the contract Bills.