SBCC's 2020 Essay competition winner announced

17 December 2020

SBCC is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 Essay competition is Ryan Cole with his essay To Name A Few: Examining liability and risk in the SBCC 2016 Named Specialist provision.

 

Ryan says:

“The competition entry derived from experience gained working with the SBC/Q/Scot 2016 on a Scottish-based conservation project. As the practice was the architect and Contract Administrator for the project, we experienced complications relating to Named Specialist and the contractual provision that governed them, particularly in relation to liability and performance. At times, we had to work harder to ensure that we were protected from assuming liability for the specialist design and that we were administering the contract objectively.

I considered this experience a useful learning process and submitted the paper to share my thoughts and feedback.  I am very grateful to have been selected as the winning entry, and especially glad to participate in the continual evaluation and improvement of clear and fair building contracts for all.”

 

Congratulations to Ryan.

 

The winning entry can be read here

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