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The Institute’s 2019 Client Architect Agreement (CAA2019) can be used for design and building projects of various sizes and complexity. A 2019 Client Architect Agreement for Limited Services (CAALS2019) is also now available for small, less complex projects or partial services.
Please note CAA 2009 has now been withdrawn from sale.
Following extensive consultation with the Institute’s membership and stakeholder groups, the Institute’s Client Architect Agreement has been revised and improved. It adopts user-friendly plain English and includes new provisions and clarifications on key mechanisms, such as: Cost of Works, Fees, Changes to the Services, Protracted Services, use of intellectual property in The Design, digital files, terminating the agreement and an advance payment (Mobilisation Fee). Layout, concepts and defined terminology familiar from the previous CAA2009 are used and clarified.
The digital version of both the full and limited services CAA2019 is now available to all Institute members, with access to Acumen, as a membership benefit. Hardcopy versions of the CAA2019 and CAALS2019 can be purchased through our Online store.
This latest version is published with a comprehensive User Guide, Information Guide for the Client and template guide letters. Download the contract and guides below.
- Agreement documents
- Guidance notes
- Guide letters (optional)
- Architects Acts and Codes of Conduct
- CAA2009 withdrawn from sale
- 2019 Client Architect Agreement: the basics
- Scope of the Architect's services
- Cost of the project
- Specialist consultants
- Copyright and licensing
- Moral rights
- Limit of liability
- Digital data and BIM