Introduction: Architects Law

Since architects and civil engineers assume a central role in the construction of buildings, there are often economic conflicts with the builders as well as competence, compensation and liability conflicts.

Even though architects and engineers (planners) take on different functions, the same legal rules apply. It is not rare that the same types of questions and disputes arise – but for other functions.

The following statements therefore concern both planner functions. In a general section (ARCHITECT LAW IN GENERAL) first information about the fundamentals is provided, followed by an overview on planner contracts (PLANNER CONTRACTS (general term)) and subsequently the individual contracts:

The following table provides an overview of the particulars:

» Table of Contents


» ARCHITECT LAW IN GENERAL

» Terms

  • Term: Architect Law
  • Term: Planner Contract (General Term)
  • Term: Architect Contract (Architects Contract)
  • Term: Civil Engineer Contract
  • Term: General Planner Contract

» Fundamentals

  • Laws
  • Professional standards
  • SIA Sets of standards
  • Technical Professional Standards
  • Applicable Law

» Legal Nature

  • Introduction
  • Planning Contract
  • Construction Management Contract
  • Overall Contract
  • Partial Contract
  • Prevalence

» PLANNER CONTRACTS (General Term)

  • Introduction
  • Architect contract (architecture contract)
  • Civil engineer contract
  • General planner contract

» ARCHITECTURE CONTRACT

  • Study contract
  • Architecture competition
  • Contract initiation
  • Contract Introduction
  • Parties
  • Concluding an Architect Contract
  • Contents
  • Form Professional Liability Insurance
  • Association Rules
  • General Terms and Conditions (GTC)

» Builder obligations

  • Introduction
  • Architect fees
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Exemption release
  • Compensation for damage (architect indemnification)
  • Participation obligations
  • Protection and fiduciary obligations

» Architect obligations

  • Introduction
  • Contract execution
  • Builder instructions / warning notices
  • Faithful and diligent execution
  • Accountability
  • Delivery obligation
  • Discretion / confidentiality

» Architect liability

  • Architeft cost information
  • Architect copyright

» Contract change or amendment

» Contract termination of conclusion

» Statute of limitations


» CIVIL ENGINEER CONTRACT


» GENERAL PLANNER CONTRACT


» INTERNATIONAL LAW (IPR)


» SUMMARY

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