Architect law regulates the rights and obligations of an architect.
- Master builder
- Structural draftsman
- Structural designer
- Leading architect
- Civil engineer or construction engineer (depending on the country; in Switzerland more of a structural or load-bearing specialist)
- Graduate or chartered engineer (Austria: intellectual structure of the building)
- Builder or master builder (Austria: intellectual and physical building structure)
- Interior designer or interior architect
The planner contract is a general term for agreements among architects, civil or construction engineers, general and specialist planners, etc. and the principals in a narrow sense (landowners) or in a broader sense (also general or total contractors) for the provision of building-related planner services, such as the drafting of building plans (blueprints), a cost estimate, or building supervision or monitoring of the construction work.
With the architect contract (also an architects contract), the principal commissions the freelance, self-employed architect with all architectural services, which are necessary for the creation of a building or only – but nevertheless – with partial services, such as project planning, planning or design, contracting, construction management, and so forth.
With the civil engineer contract, the principal commissions the freelance,self-employed civil engineer with the provision of architect-related, more technical-functional services, such as “overall civil engineering management” or partial services from the “civil engineering” segment, etc.
With the general planner contract, the principal commissions a multidisciplinary architect or engineering company with the comprehensive function corresponding to that of a “complete architect” – for the project planning, design and monitoring.