Aia Agreement Between Architect And Consultant

When selecting the type of contract, it is important to understand all the options and choose the agreement that best meets the requirements and objectives of the project. With the C402, architects now have a third useful tool that they can add to their contract tool belt. An update to the C402 language on dispute resolution added mediation as a precondition for mandatory dispute resolution. With respect to mandatory dispute resolution, parties can now choose from arbitration procedures, disputes or any other method such as B101. C727 failed because of conciliation as the only form of dispute resolution. C402 follows C727`s original intent and does not bind the consultant to the dispute resolution of the main agreement. Because projects become more complicated – and if consulting expertise is specialized beyond standard, mechanical and electrical design – not all consultants fit well under the roof of the C401. This applies in particular to consultants who are involved in only one phase of the project or to consultants acting as the direct arm of the architect`s design team, such as. B a specification recorder or hardware advisor. Agreements for these advisors do not necessarily have to be attached to the terms of the main agreement between the owner and the architect. In such cases, architects should choose C402-2018, the standard form of the agreement between the architect and the advisor for special services.

AIA Document C401-2017 is suitable for use with all types of consultants, including advisory architects. This document can be used with a variety of clearing methods. C401-2017 takes over and integrates by reference an existing owner/architect agreement, known as the “Prime Agreement” and “flows” the provisions of the Prime agreement. Although c401 shorter than C401, C402 is still a robust agreement with sections that offer both the architect and the advisor protection: perimeter definition, each party`s responsibilities, copyright, claims and litigation, termination and compensation. The C402 is suitable for consultants who offer limited volume or specialized services that do not go through all typical design steps, such as consultants.B. consultants who provide renderings, planning services, feasibility studies, specification services, hardware schedules, elevator analysis and safety design. If an architect has to link an advisor to the main agreement or if consultants are involved in a project from conception to construction, C401 is appropriate. The C401 is also intended for consultants who provide the usual and usual mechanical, electrical and structural services or consultants who hire their own sub-advisors. C402 has been available in C727-1992 for many years.

Posted April 8th, 2021 in Uncategorized.

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