For many architects who are introduced into the contracts, B101-2017 is the basic owner-architect agreement and the first tool that an architect should wear in his tool belt contracts. While it is important for architects to always execute a written agreement with an owner, it is equally important for architects to enter into written agreements with their advisors. Enter C401-2017, the standard contract form between the architect and the advisor, the second tool for the tool belt for contracts. This is intended to be used in infrastructure projects and technical facilities, which are secondary component offices or other features that should be designed by an architect. The provisions of this agreement are closely coordinated with those of the owner-engineer contract, according to which the engineer who employs the architect will have been employed by the owner. This document defines the relationship, the services to be provided by the architect, the responsibilities of the engineer and the time of service. It will be accompanied by an exhibition that will determine the extent of the services to be provided by the architect. C402 differs from C401 in several respects and is not a short or abbreviated version of C401. On the one hand, C402 maintains the C727 approach by not referring to the main agreement and by requiring the parties to define or attach a description of the scope of the advisor`s benefits.

EJCDC E-568, 2015 Agreement between engineer and architect for professional services (2015 edition). Revised in 2015. 1910-10. When selecting the type of contract, it is important to understand all the options and choose the agreement that best meets the requirements and objectives of the project. With the C402, architects now have a third useful tool that they can add to their contract tool belt. Although c401 shorter than C401, C402 is still a robust agreement with sections that offer both the architect and the advisor protection: perimeter definition, each party`s responsibilities, copyright, claims and litigation, termination and compensation. The C402 is suitable for consultants who offer limited volume or specialized services that do not go through all typical design steps, such as consultants.B. consultants who provide renderings, planning services, feasibility studies, specification services, hardware schedules, elevator analysis and safety design.