His practice is in construction law and he has advised on everything from disputes to garden fences to multi-billion dollar PPP structures. He advised Thiess and Degrémont on their successful bid for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the $2.8 billion Victorian desalination plant and was seconded to Samsung C&T in Western Australia, where he advised on upstream and downstream contract structures for the $5 billion Roy Hill mining project. It also advises architects, contractors and their builders All architects are legally required to enter into a written agreement with their clients on the provision of architectural services before starting to provide these services. A significant number of complaints against architects addressed to the Chamber concern situations where the architect has not concluded a written client contract in accordance with the beginning of the project. “We are very pleased with the new ACA Short Form Client/Architect agreement, as we execute it quickly and find it easy for our customers to understand. We even got a customer comment that the contract was the best he`s seen in the industry. — Architecture Republic After extensive consultation with Institute members and stakeholder groups, the Institute`s construction agreement was reviewed and improved. It uses simple and user-friendly English and includes new provisions and clarifications on key mechanisms, such as: B. : Construction costs, fees, modifications of services, long services, use of intellectual property in the Design, digital files, termination of the contract and advance payment (mobilization fees).

The layout, concepts and defined terminology, which are known from the predecessor CAA2009, are used and clarified. Christopher holds degrees in architecture and law and is enrolled both as a practicing architect and as a practicing lawyer. He has been involved in architecture since the mid-1970s and has been a lawyer for about 15 years. This event will offer one hour of official CPD. Please keep your receipt and ticket (including the names of participants) and completed questions for your records. If you specifically need a certificate of participation, please email webinars@aca.org.au. The new agreement, prepared by Christopher on behalf of the ACA, was designed to provide a lighter but fair and balanced model contract for use on small and medium-sized projects. The agreement consists of just three pages and a cover letter and has been approved by planned cover insurers.

This latest version is published with a complete user manual, a customer information manual and model manuals. Download the contract and the following guides: Christopher is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, lectures for the PALS course, works for the Institute`s Senior Advisor service, is an arbitrator for payment security issues in New South Wales and was previously a member of the Institute`s Practice Committee. He currently works as a Special Advisor in the Commercial Group at Moray and Agnew. For more information, please contact Katherine Ygosse at webinars@aca.org.au or 0413 520 548. The council is currently working on a more sophisticated online interface that will allow architects to create tailor-made client agreements on a project basis. This includes a way to store preferred versions of service phases, fees and plans, payments, etc. to speed up the generation of each new agreement. The board will inform all architects when this facility becomes available in 2020.

(4) The architect must enter into the contract before starting to provide the architectural services, unless: Christopher Larcos, lawyer/architect, submits the new ACA abbreviated architect client contract. The deal was unveiled at a discussion event in Sydney in May and this webinar will open the forum to the rest of the country. There is evidence that a concise short form of the client contract is in the best interest of consumer protection, as it allows clients to better understand the basis of their agreement with their architect. The amendments resolve a possible ambiguity in the contract, whereby the client would never have been able to benefit from the architect`s professional liability insurance. In addition, the limitation of liability provisions have been amended to remove any argument that the contract is inconsistent with Australian consumer law with respect to the provision of professional services. Changes are limited to clauses 6 and 8 of the Terms and Conditions. The Short Form Architect Client Agreement, created by Christopher Larcos on behalf of the ACA, provides a simple and clear template approved by Planned Cover insurers. .