Raic Client Architect Agreement

The AIBC Council has approved eight standard form contracts listed below. Please note that the legitimate use of these contracts requires the purchase of authorization stickers for each contracting party. Authorization stickers can be purchased from the AIBC (order form) and THE RAIC (only for RAIC contracts). The non-use of registration stickers may constitute unfeasmaned behaviour and open an architect and a company to other legal rights. Coverage, table of contents, contract form, definitions and terms and conditions are available in PDF format with filled out forms fields. The agreement part of the PDF form is also provided in the form of an MS Word document. However, users are advised NOT to change the text of the contract form. The MS Word version is provided to allow users to expand form fields if necessary. For more information, click here: www.canadianarchitect.com/features/raic-releases-new-document-six/ The RAIC Document Six is the preferred client-architect agreement if the architect retains an advisor. AIBC Standard Form of the 6C contract between client and advisor is for use in projects with consultants engaged separately. Architects are required, in accordance with AIBC Statutes 28.0 and 28.1, to ensure that an executed written contract exists for a client before the start of work.

This architecture service contract must be a standard form contract approved by the AIBC Board, or on the basis of a standard contract for services, responsibilities and terms and conditions. RAIC has released a new version of Document Six, Canadian Standard Form of Contract for Architectural Services, and a new guide for its use. The previous edition of Document 6, which dates from 2006, is now obsolete. AIBC was consulted in the development of this new contract and AIBC Past President Pierre Gallant Architect AIBC, FRAIC, is a member of the RAIC committee that developed the revised contract. Improvements include a better definition of roles and responsibilities, as well as a more balanced sharing of risks and responsibilities between the client and the architect. The full contract can be downloaded for free here: Download the full contract with Guide. For more information on standard form contracts, see Regulatory Review Commitment Terms 101: Types of Standard Form Contracts The most convenient way to change the contract is to cross the corresponding section and make a note that refers to the additional condition that replaces the barred section.