Architect Engagement Agreement

After extensive consultation with the Institute`s members and stakeholders, the Institute`s project owners agreement was revised and improved. It adopts simple and easy-to-use English and contains new provisions and clarifications on key mechanisms such as.B.: labor costs, fees, service modifications, long-term services, use of intellectual property in design, digital files, contract termination and prepayment (mobilization fees). The defined layout, concepts and terminology, known in the previous CAA2009, are used and clarified. The following guidance letters address the situation in which a contract continues, but the formal agreement has not been signed and returned by the client, and confirm that the client does not accept the appointment of a cost advisor. The digital version of CAA2019 is now available to all Institute members with access to Acumen as a membership benefit. Hardcopy versions are also available under architecturecontracts.com.au Five optional guides have been designed to help architects use the Client and Architect Agreement 2009 (CAA2009). The introductory guidance letter is intended to be used by the architect immediately after the first meeting with the potential client. This is a confirmation of everything that has been discussed with the client – it is assumed that the architect will send a draft contract as an appendix to the letter. CAA2009 has been withdrawn from sale. CAA2019 is an important revision and we strongly recommend that you use it to better protect your interests, avoid any misunderstandings or disputes, and have a contract that complies with the codes of conduct in each state and territory.

1. Definitions and interpretation 2. Duties of the architect 3. Projects and plans 4. Obligations of the customer 5. Legal and other consents 6. Commissioning from external consultants and contractors 7. Advertising and marketing 8.

Fees, payments and records 9. Intellectual property rights 10. Exemption, liability and procedures 11. Insurance 12. Third party rights 13. Confidentiality 14. Force majeure 15. Suspension 16. Term and Termination 17.

Consequences of termination 18. Data protection 19. No waiver 20. Other insurance 21. Cost 22. Compensation 23. Assignment and subcontracting 24. 25. Relationship between the parties 26. Prohibition of debauchery 27. Communications 28. Global agreement 29.

Counterparties 30. Severance pay 31. Dispute resolution 32. Law and jurisdiction In any business transaction, it is important that both parties are fully aware of their respective rights and obligations. It is therefore essential to have a detailed treaty that has been negotiated with care and meaning. This latest version is published with a complete user manual, a customer information manual and model manuals. Download the contract and the guides below: other rules govern the order of third parties by the customer; indemnification, insurance and liability; fees and payment; subcontracting rights; and confidentiality…