ACA members have access to a range of contracts and special conditions. These have been developed specifically for the ACA in response to particular needs. Members can download these via the posts below.

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ACA Secondment Agreement

1 November 2023

The ACA is delighted to launch two documents to assist members with Secondment Agreements. These include a Secondment Agreement for use between two practices; and a Secondment Letter for use between the Secondee and their Employer. Available for ACA members to download today!

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ACA Short Form Architect Consultant Agreement

18 March 2024

The ACA has developed the new Short Form Architect Consultant Agreement to facilitate a straightforward, uncomplicated legal engagement between an architectural practice (the Principal) and a consultant / contractor (the Consultant), in the form of an independent contract for services. Note the update – March 2024. Download the updated Agreement today!

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Pandemic Delays & Supply Chain Cost Increases

4 August 2022

The member-only special conditions available for download are designed to be incorporated into Schedule 2a of ABIC contracts. They deal with construction delays resulting from the COVID pandemic, and increases in the costs of certain building materials.

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Force Majeure Special Conditions

2 April 2020

Special conditions for the ABIC SW and ABIC MW contracts introduce the concept of Force Majeure. These special conditions were updated and reissued in early July 2022.

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Special Conditions for ABIC BW 2018 C

6 May 2019

Special conditions allow the ABIC Commercial Basic Works Contract to be adapted for use on small residential projects in New South Wales.

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Short Form Client Architect Agreement

14 December 2023

Just three pages and a cover letter, the ACA Short Form Client Architect Agreement is a fair and balanced model contract for use on small- to medium-sized projects. Updated December 2023.

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Professional Services Subcontract

13 December 2023

The Professional Services Subcontract (updated December 2023) is available for members to use when a back-to-back agreement is required with the Lead Consultant.

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