The SCA/2018 is suitable for a wide range of projects using traditional procurement. i.e. where the architect is employed by the developer/client and the architect acts as contract administrator. It is suitable for commissions where detailed contract terms are necessary. It can be used for domestic projects (see footnote) as well as where the client is acting for business or commercial purposes. It is compatible with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and compliant with the CDM Regulations 2015.
The RIAS recommends the use of a standard form of agreement, such as the
Scottish Conditions of Appointment for an Architect (SCA/2018) in the interests
of both client and architect. The form helps ensure that the key aspects of the
services to be provided and the responsibilities of each party are agreed at the
beginning of a project, while allowing the agreement to be tailored to meet the
specific requirements of each appointment.
The architectural profession is regulated by the Architects Registration Board
(ARB) and, as a further commitment to consumer protection, the RIAS Code of
Professional Conduct is aligned with that of the ARB. Architects are subject to
the disciplinary sanction of the Board in relation to complaints of unacceptable
professional conduct or serious professional incompetence.
Publisher: RIAS Publishing
Short Code: SCA/2018
Publication Date: January 2018