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Consultant architect’s diligence in rail infrastructure project

Ariffin, Shams Arida (2014) Consultant architect’s diligence in rail infrastructure project. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.


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Rail infrastructure is part of construction works. Rail infrastructure is the building components that support the operation of trains.It can be very complicated and complex task. Often rail infrastructure projects by Prasarana is inundated with problems in term of design adequacies. Architect’s are not providing enough design input while at the same time Prasarana are not happy with the product that they got. The problem is architect do not realise that they are obliged to comply fully with the Employer’s design brief. Thus, the objective of the study is to identify the responsibility of architects based on relevant case laws and to develop guidelines that will ensure compliance of design brief by architect. The study established ten conditions that relate to architect’s duties. The scope of study is limited to rail infrastructure projects by Prasarana completed between year 2010 to 2013. The projects itself are carpark complexes and pedestrian walkways are all using consultancy services which is now completed. The significance of this study is that it will be used by Prasarana in conducting better project governance. Methodology used for the study is documentary analysis which resulted in descriptive findings and comparison of cases. Further method includes interviews and reference to journals and articles. The study suggested that architects, while managing construction of rail infrastructure, could be held liable for any defects or inadequacies in designing and in terms of service level provided to the client. The study may contribute towards the enhancement of knowledge within the architect’s community with regards to design diligence in rail infrastructure which also involves construction law.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Kontrak Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2014; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosli Abd. Rashid
Uncontrolled Keywords:rail infrastructure, consultant architect
Subjects:T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:48862
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:01 Dec 2015 09:18
Last Modified:01 Jul 2020 15:41

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