The objective of this paper is to investigate architect’s responsibilities and obligations during construction, resulting in a better understanding of the scope and limits of architects’ services and the risk architects face. Understanding of the architect’s duties is important to establishing reasonable expectations thus reducing exposure to liability. The paper provides a literature review on this topic discussing information and resources gathered from books, AIA standard form agreements, AIA white papers and law reviews. Conclusions indicate that architects should clearly define their contractual responsibilities and conform their services to such duties.
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