Construction projects are often complex and challenging with the potential for misunderstandings and disputes between employers and contractors. An RICS Chartered Building Surveyor or Project Manager is usually appointed by the Employer to administer the terms of the contract.

Contract Administration York

As independent Contract Administrators, Compass act entirely in accordance with the RICS Guidance to interpret and implement the contract terms. Wherever possible, Compass will use RICS appointment forms to establish clarity of what is expected from the parties.

The Scope of Service is tailored to meet the project’s requirements, timescales, and budget. Compass Building Consultancy are highly experienced in working closely with clients and contractors to deliver a fair and efficient service from the initial concept phase through to completion of the project.

Our surveyors utilise a range of bespoke and industry standard building contracts, such as the JCT suite, to prescribe exactly what the project brief is, detailing costs and timeframes, as well as contingency planning. All parties, including the Contract Administrator, are governed by the conditions laid out in the JCT contract and will be regulated by the professional guidelines recommended by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

It is vital to ensure that contractual terms are fully defined at the outset, and that the contract is administered properly to avoid disputes. Compass are well versed in managing the contract and issuing relevant notices. The role of Contract Administrator facilitates a positive relationship between the Employer and the Contractor.
Aidan Sutcliffe – Director