The most immediate changes are presentation; The graphics, format and layout have been thoroughly reviewed. All new versions include a single document consisting of four main parts: contract details, agreement, contractual terms and service schedule, with no separate surcharges. A contract checklist has been added, and the instructions are now simply referenced at the front of the document. This makes all RIBA PSCs more modern, more attractive and easier to use than their predecessors. The riba Professional Services Contracts suite is reviewed and expanded, and a number of new contracts are being developed. These include an interior designer PSC, published in collaboration with the British Institute of Interior Design; A Design – Build PSC; A PSC customer advisor A PSC planning consultant A PSC information manager and contracts covering conservation projects and the provision of post-occupancy assessment services. RIBA intends to publish at least some of them next year. – Conditions for appointing an architect with small project services: designed to strike the right balance of risks between the parties, it complies with the unfair clauses of the 1999 regulations in consumer contracts in defining the obligations of the architect and a consumer client. The timing of small project services is linked to the middle sides. If necessary, it can be replaced by electronic calendars published by www.ribabookshops.com/agreements The RIBA has been publishing term documents since 1872. Relatively recent editions were published in 1999, 2007, 2010 (revised in 2012) and in 2015, when RIBA released a supplement to meet the requirements of the 2015 CDM regulations.
The new RIBA Professional Services Contracts (PSCs) represent a welcome change in scope, format and layout, with some major adjustments to conditions and services. The RIBA Domestic Professional Services Contract is not suitable for rental of real estate or commercial or residential work for professional clients, including charities, religious organizations, non-profit organizations, or for the client`s public authority. RibA recommends the use of the RIBA standard or the Concise Professional Services contract for commercial projects. In accordance with the 2015 CDM regulations, for projects involving more than one contractor, it is necessary to designate a principal builder who plans, manages, monitors and coordinates the protection of health and safety during the pre-construction phase of a project, and the RIBA Domestic Professional Services Contract has the option of appointing the architect/advisor as the principal builder. For national projects (projects for a client), the designer, if he does not appoint a lead designer, is considered the main builder.