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Agreements - principles of

Published: 19 July 2013

The following five key principles provide the foundation for the establishment of balanced, equitable and insurable client–architect agreements.


Agreements for office and retail tenancy work

Published: 18 February 2016

Many building projects involve work for tenants, and there is a wide range of variables affecting the architect's approach to each individual tenancy ...


Client and architect agreements

Published: 6 November 2017

The Institute recommends that the architect and the client have a signed, written agreement that, as a minimum, clearly defines the services to be ...


Client-generated agreements

Published: 22 November 2011

It is not unusual for a client organisation, particularly one responsible for a large building program, to produce a special set of conditions of ...

The Institute's publication, Guiding Principles for Balanced and Insurable Client/Architect Agreements  was first published in 2005 and is intended ...


Brief - contents

Published: 10 October 2017

Often the first action undertaken by the architect is the preparation of the project brief. The success of a project will often depend on the quality ...


Contractual liability

Published: 12 January 2012

An enforceable contract between two parties contains both rights and obligations. A knowledge of the fundamental elements of a contract, which is ...


New Homes (HIA) Special Conditions

Published: 24 August 2018

These Special Conditions have been prepared for use where: the Bank or financier imposes on the parties a Housing Industry Association HIA Victorian ...


Design development

Published: 29 November 2011

During the design-development phase the architect will develop the approved concept design and provide documentation to explain it to the client, ...


Construction documentation

Published: 20 January 2012

During construction documentation the architect will prepare drawings and specifications that will be used in the construction process. These ...


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