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I recently read this article about the dual role of architects. The article talks about how some building contracts will be “architect administered,” meaning that the architect who designed the construction will also be assessing tenders and then acting as contract administrator once the chosen builder commences works. – Read More 

This very dangerous for both and even the third party.  During the progress the Architect becomes an advocate for both parties which is a conflict of intended interest.

Talk about duty of care, duty to warn and conflict of interest. It should only be about guidance.
How can an architect give direction to both parties when engaged by both? Litigation is looming here.

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