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‘Architects don’t approve drawings’: Studio E associate denies signing off cladding


Robert, its very easy. You put "we do not approve, we only comment, and it remains the design contractor/subcontractor's responsibility to complete and / or amend as necessary the design intent to meet the specification and relevant legislation and standards, etc, etc.". And you make sure this doesn't kick back at you if you are novated. And reference it on every submittal you comment on. This is a precis, more to it than that. There are some clauses in the JCT and RIBA contracts that may conflict or overide this and this has to be clarified. And train staff to understand this, because Part III courses don't. Just as Part 1 & 2 don't teach enough fundamental Building Science and construction technology skill. Quote Richard Saxon, ex BDP Chairman and BCO Chairman "Students seem to leave University without 80% of the real world knowledge needed to be an architect".

Posted date

6 March, 2020

Posted time

6:49 pm