Failure to Communicate

Episode 2 of Architects’ Claims Stories shares how a simple exchange of information, promptly delivered, duly recorded and correctly remembered, might have saved everyone a lot of grief.
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No Written Record

This pilot episode of Architects’ Claims Stories deals with the consequences of an architect failing to keep written records.
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Who’s In Charge?

Three architects, a construction manager and one engineer, all reviewing one mason’s work, cause confusion on a job site. An expert is hired but his advice is ignored.
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Field Level

An architect’s duty to the Owner as “Inspector of work” is tested; limits of expertise are exceeded, and liability for incorrect work is incurred.
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A Home is Not a House

An architect fails to record client instructions, confusing residential ambiance with institutional requirements, and shoddy workmanship goes unobserved by the engineer.
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False Start

Work on a small office building, starts before a permit has been issued. A gross error is discovered in the drawings, so the building is redesigned, but the desired design is not possible. The modified design is built, but it contains further flaws, so the owner sues the architect.
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Tennis Anyone?

Many claims arise from matters that “common sense” or “careful practice” rather than technical or practice knowledge could have avoided. This is one of them.
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Frozen Assets

It’s easy to fall into the trap of taking responsibility where your knowledge and ability to control events is limited. This is one of those stories.
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Approved But Unproven

Many claims arise from matters that “common sense” or “careful practice” rather than technical or practice knowledge could have avoided. This is one of them.
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Firmness, Calamity and Delight

The Straight Line Newsletter — Issue #16 In this issue, we discuss three important architectural books* that dig deep into the core of architectural practice: the everyday concerns, risks and rewards. What links these books to Pro-Demnity is their focus on risk. Each book has a distinct perspective on the subject (as do we), and […]
Newsletter Documentation / Contracts Risk Management / Mitigation