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Design Responsibility

Where does the responsibility lie for a project’s final implemented design and what are the implications when things go wrong?

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Wed 17 Oct 2018
05:45 PM - 07:15 PM
University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT


In simple terms, the contractor’s responsibility is to build to the designer’s specification, but contractors and sub-contractors can end up taking responsibility for some or all of the design in a number of different ways.  If the contract or design documents are not explicit then establishing liability for defects can become complicated, and costly.

This seminar will examine the following aspects:

  • Design and Build Contracts
  • 'Reasonable skill and care’ or absolute obligations
  • Fitness for Purpose
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover
  • A recent case – MT Højgaard A/S v E.ON Climate and Renewables UK


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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RICS seminars are presented by local senior industry professionals, invited to speak because of their direct relevant experience.  Attending the seminars is a great opportunity to make connections as well as to update your knowledge on the topic.

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT
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