Employer's agent: design and build

Published: October 2017
Effective from: 1 January 2018

Employer’s agent: design and build, 1st edition, is intended for use in conjunction with the JCT Design and Build Contract where an agent will be appointed by the employer to represent him or her. This guidance note considers the role and responsibilities of the employer’s agent and other ‘non-core’ pre-contract activities.

This guidance note includes:
- definition of employer’s agent;
- commencement of the role;
- competence, technical ability and experience; and
- appointment documents/service agreement.

This guidance note is part of the RICS QS and Construction Standards.