Design-Build Explained by David E. L. Janssens (auth.)

By David E. L. Janssens (auth.)

Looks at examples of the design-build agreement in operation to illustrate its utilization and layout. The BBC Headquarters is one instance the place the agreement avoided expense escalation, hold up and loss and fee by means of the contractor with none detriment to the architectural freedom of design.

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Forms of Contract for Use with the BPF System With the publication of the BPF System, the BPF/ACA Form of Building Agreement was published, and subsequently, in 1988, the Supplementary Provisions to the JCT 1981 Form were published for use with the BPF System. Main Provisions of the }CT/BPF Supplement The provisions of the supplement are numbered 51 to 57 covering topics as follows: 51 -Adjudication Certain specified matters of dispute may be referred by the employer or the contractor to an adjudicator for speedy settlement.

The law hardly differentiates between professions in determining the duty Forms of Contract 25 or obligation which a 'professional' owes to his employer or client. So, the duty of accountants, architects, barristers, dentists, doctors, professional engineers, professional quantity surveyors, solicitors, etc. may all be similarly described; and that is: When a professional person agrees to provide his professional services to a client, and no contract exists with terms to the contrary, the professional owes a duty to the client to exercise reasonable, skill and care in conformity with the normal standards of his profession.

Forms of Contract for Use with the BPF System With the publication of the BPF System, the BPF/ACA Form of Building Agreement was published, and subsequently, in 1988, the Supplementary Provisions to the JCT 1981 Form were published for use with the BPF System. Main Provisions of the }CT/BPF Supplement The provisions of the supplement are numbered 51 to 57 covering topics as follows: 51 -Adjudication Certain specified matters of dispute may be referred by the employer or the contractor to an adjudicator for speedy settlement.

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