Professional architects are experts in the planning and designing of buildings. These experts are trained in the art and science of building design, working closely with clients to achieve a safe, aesthetic, and efficiency design that allows for construction to begin. Architects bear responsibility for the safety of occupants, as well as those outside of the building. For this reason, architects must handle a multiplicity of responsibilities, these include:
• Designing and planning of the building in question,
• Liaising with clientele to ensure building parameters are met to client specifications,
• Incorporating mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other details into the design,
• Ensuring client buildings are safely constructed and adhere to mechanical and engineering limitations in regards to safety,
• Protect the health, safety and welfare of building occupants
• Ensuring the design is achievable and realistic with the current resources and technologies provided
Architects themselves come under many titles, such as a landscape architect, a mechanical architect, a project manager, or a design architect. Each having a unique specialised set of skills and basis of knowledge. Architects could be of great assistance to the legal process. They would be able to examine whether designs were faulty, or negligently made without regard for limitations that were otherwise reasonably known to the architect in question. This would assist greatly in claims of negligence, or malpractice, resulting in economic loss.
Experts in the field of architect are professionals who have a strong background in mathematics, science, or engineering. Their work is usually specialised with a degree in architecture with many of our experts having been very experienced with their own architectural designs being constructed. The particular specialised of your required architect would depend on the circumstances of your matter in question.
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Experts in architecture would be able to provide an assessment of a party’s architectural design plans. This would allow for comments to be made as to whether the design met the requirements of the clientele, or possibly if the design would have been mechanically realistic. Professionals would also be able to discern if negligent design flaws were included which would prove particularly useful in cases related to negligence or malpractice. Professional architects would also be able to provide an understanding of industry standard practice and best practice procedures which would inform whether failure to consider a factor would have been in the reasonable contemplation of those designing certain buildings.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
This article highlights the intersection architecture holds to numerous other parts of life, particularly in relation to how the build environment can protect communities from future pandemics.Little healthcare centre in Australian outback wins world architecture award
The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service Healthcare Hub in Newman, Western Australia has won the prestigious International Architecture Awards for its excellence in design.Relevant Cases Antonino Gaudioso v Transport for New South Wales  NSWLEC 91 (27 August 2021)
This Land and Environment Court case required architectural expert opinion evidence to examine how a plot of land could be appropriately utilised.Armada Avalon Pty Ltd v Northern Beaches Council  NSWLEC 1490 (26 August 2021)
This matter relates to an architectural dispute regarding whether certain client wishes were met in the architectural design process.Related Blog Articles
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