The definition of Contract Administration or Project Management can be applied to Building Employers, Contractors or Sub-contractors, where Arbicon dynamically take command of a contract relative to the type of party.
The Employer's representative of agents in the delivery of major construction projects is known in the trade as the "Contract Administrator" or CA. The CA manages the consultants and contractors together with effective quality and cost control from the outset to completion.
The role, by example, is defined in detail in the JCT contract suites. Arbicon offer "Contract Administrator" services and give the Client the assurance of employing legally qualified Chartered Surveyors in the procurement of their contracts and building.
Typically the role of the Arbicon Contract Administrator for the Employer is:
Where a contract is in progress or just completed, sometimes due to the failure of another Contract Administrator, Consultant or Contractor, Arbicon are the specialists in taking control and sorting out the mess as a speciality. There may be professional negligence, insolvency or termination involved. Whatever the situation, Arbicon will resolve any problem, take over and complete the contract administration as necessary.
On completion, Arbicon will then prepare and prosecute any claims that can be made against the parties involved and obtain damages for the injured Client ideally using an ADR process such as adjudication.
The above relates to Building Employers Arbicon also provide a full recovery contract management package for Contractors and Sub Contractors. Please see our Contracts Section "Contractor and Sub Contractor QS Services" See also our page "Help with Contract Management Failure".