Site visits during the construction of a project can be an exciting time for consultants as they see their plans take shape. Unfortunately, however, problems can arise during the construction phase of projects and consultants working on projects of all sizes should be careful in the scoping and performance of their role during this phase.
Inspections and in particular, certification is frequently presented by clients and their agents as simply a routine, form-filling exercise. Yet, when insolvent builders cannot be pursued for the consequences of their defective workmanship, attention often turns to these ‘pro-forma’ certificates signed by consultants as another avenue for recovery of losses sustained on these projects.
Join us to hear from informed Risk Manager, Natalie Sullivan, and Architect and Expert Witness, Peter Quigley, on how and when to draw your boundaries in relation to site visits, inspections and certification of projects. Learn of some practical steps you can take which may assist you to reduce your exposure to liability in this area of practice.