This book provides over 300 standard letters for architects and contract administrators
to use at all stages of contract administration. The letters are grouped into sections
which correspond with the RIBA Plan of Work: the aim is to cover all the common situations
encountered in practice.
This Fourth Edition has been revised to take account of the extensive changes to
virtually the whole of the JCT 2005 suite of building contracts. Unless otherwise
stated, all letters are suitable for use with:
Standard Building Contract (SBC) JCT Intermediate Building Contract (IC)
JCT Intermediate Building Contract with contractor's design (ICD) JCT Minor Works
Building Contract (MW)
JCT Minor Works Building Contract with contractor's design (MWD) JCT Design and Build
GC/Works/1 (1998) With Quantities Contract
The latest edition also takes account of the CDM Regulations 2007, the revised RIBA
Code of Conduct and its associated guidance notes, and the RIBA standard agreements
for the appointment of an architect issued in 2007.
Architects and contract administrators spend a great deal of time writing letters
of various types. Many of them are routine and repetitive in character, but they
require proper consideration if potentially dangerous liability situations are to
be avoided. The book will be of use not only to architects and contract administrators
but also to project managers and employers' agents.