The Employers Representative acts as the Employers Agent in administering Building Contracts. Traditionally, Architects fulfilled this role. Brendan Merry & Partners provide this role where Employers wish to split the design role from contract administration and on Design and Build projects. Brendan Merry & Partners then administer the Contract, issue Change Orders, monitor progress and issue Extensions of Time and Certificates of Practical Completion, recommend Payments, prepare Monthly Cost and Progress Reports, manage Practical Completion Handover and Defects and prepare the Final Account. Quality issues and the identification and listing of defects are the responsibility of the Architect.