After extensive consultation with the Institute`s members and stakeholders, the Institute`s project owners agreement was revised and improved. It adopts simple and easy-to-use English and contains new provisions and clarifications on key mechanisms such as.B.: labor costs, fees, service modifications, long-term services, use of intellectual property in design, digital files, contract termination and prepayment (mobilization fees). The defined layout, concepts and terminology, known in the previous CAA2009, are used and clarified. While the unbundling approach presented in the AIA B101-2017 Owner Architect agreement is a good place to start, we only encourage clients to choose design services based on design costs and not design performance, if they are maintained in their current format. The Institute recommends that the architect and the client have a signed and written agreement that clearly defines at least the services to be provided and the fees to be paid. This agreement should be reached before the architect starts working on a project. In some countries, the law requires an architect to enter into a written agreement with the client. See notes to the codes of conduct of NSW, Queensland, SA and Victorian. You can see that, in accordance with the B101-2017 Forme of Agreement Between Owner and Architect (called online 8/5/19), architectural services are divided into three main categories: the 2017 version of the B101 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect reflects many changes – and many of them are declined in other forms of Owner Architect such as the B102, B103, B104 and B105. The names of some of these forms will be revised for 2017. For example, B103-2017 is no longer called the „standard form of agreement between the owner and the architect for a large or complex project“, but is now known as the „standard form of agreement between the owner and the architect for a complex project“. The B104-2017, formerly known as the „standard form of agreement between the owner and the architect for a project of limited scope“, is now known as the „standard form of reduction of the agreement between the owner and the architect“.
The B105-2017 is now known as the Standard Short Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, while the 2007 version was known as the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Residential or Small Commercial Project. In addition, in October 2017, the AIA issued a series of special service contracts and amended administrative forms. . . .