(4) The architect must conclude the agreement before he can begin to provide architectural services, except: this is why the establishment has developed and published a number of consulting contracts, such as the 2019 client architect contract, in order to assist them in practice and help them fulfill their professional obligations, to give a written agreement to clients. Here are some of the major changes to the AIA-owner basic architect agreements: a considerable number of complaints against architects that have been addressed to the board of directors relate to situations in which the architect did not enter into a compliant client agreement and wrote at the beginning of the project. In cases where your client does not wish to use the Institute`s consulting agreements, another alternative is the Australian Basic Consulate Agreement, AS 4122. In addition, in October 2017, the AIA issued a series of amended special services agreements and administrative forms. Among the most important of these revisions are: All architects are legally required to enter into a written agreement with their clients for the provision of architectural services before being linked to the provision of these services. The architectural forms contained in the 2017 AIA updates have been revised and improved after extensive consultation with the Institute`s members and stakeholders. It adopts simple, easy-to-use English and contains new provisions and clarifications regarding key mechanisms, such as work costs. B, service charges, service changes, long-term services, use of intellectual property in design, digital files, termination of contract and advance payment (mobilization fees). The layout, concepts and terminology defined, known in the previous CAA2009, are used and clarified. A clearly written and appropriate agreement is the most effective way to avoid misunderstandings and disputes during a project, as well as the associated costs and risks.
The AIA has published two publications: one in April 2017 and the other in October 2017. The AIA updates to the Owner Architect forms in the April 2017 version included: the B101, B102, B103, B104 and B105 Owner-Architect-Architect forms, as well as an update to the C401 Architect-Consultant contract form. The October 2017 version contained updates to the standard B201 form for architectural services for the design and administration of construction, as well as a series of administrative forms and “Scope” documents for specialized services that can be added to “basic” contract forms for owner architects, for items such as location assessment, protection of historic monuments , commissioning, facility support services, etc.