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28 November 2016

INFORMATION RELATING TO A CLAIM AGAINST AN ARCHITECT TO BE PROVIDED TO THE ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE BOARD OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

It is a requirement of section 60 of the Architectural Practice Act 2009 (South Australia) for architects registered in South Australia to report to the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia (“APBSA”) claims for damages or other compensation made against them alleging negligence when providing architectural services. The report to the APBSA should be made within 30 days of the claim being made (that is, when legal proceedings have been served on the architect) and again within 30 days of a court order to pay damages or other compensation, or an agreement to settle the claim for a sum of money has been made.

Guidance Note 03 outlines this requirement and can be accessed here – http://www.archboardsa.org.au/assets/pdf-files/Guidance-Note-03-Claims-Notification.pdf

Adele Monaco

National Claims Manager