Architects are required, by bylaw and council rulings in the Code of Ethics, to ensure that an executed, written agreement is in place prior to commencing work for a client. The services, responsibilities and general conditions in such agreements must be based upon, and generally consistent with, standard form agreements as approved by AIBC Council.
As part of the practice advice service provided by the AIBC, the Institute’s Professional Services Department can offer assistance to architects and firms on certain business practice issues, including the use of standard form contracts between client and consultant and other agreements.
Standard form contracts can be viewed and downloaded free of charge below, though using them requires the purchase, from the AIBC, of authorization stickers (seals) for each party to the contract.
|6C||AIBC Standard Form of Contract 6C Between Client and Consultant |
Schedule of Consultant’s Services and Client Responsibility
|6C-H||(For Healthcare Projects in British Columbia) Supplemental Conditions to AIBC Standard Form of Contract 6C Between Client & Consultant||February 2007|
|8C||AIBC Standard Short Form Contract Between Client & Consultant||January 2010|
|Documents & Guideline to BCDC-2||Standard Documents and Guidelines for a Stipulated Price Bid for use on Publicly Funded Building Projects In the Province of British Columbia||July 2013|
|Resource Information BCDC-2||Resource Information and Guidelines for BCDC-2||July 2013|
For practice advise on the use of standard form contracts please contact Maura Gatensby Architect AIBC, Practice Advisor at email@example.com or 604.305.2699.
For assistance with ordering AIBC authorization stickers or CCDC electronic documents, publications and copyright stickers (seals) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.683.8588.