The recent riba agreements of 2010 are proving more successful than their 2007 predecessor. The strongest evidence of this is the approval of the ACA. Architects can now count on the protection of more of their interests with the new standard form and the ease of assembling contracts. Over the past two years, Stacy Sinclair has followed the bitter battle between THE RIBA and the Association of Consultant Architects (ACA) for the standard architect appointment form. In 2007, riba launched a new round of agreements, which were welcomed by the sector. The ACA declined to provide support and issued its own standard form in 2008, the ACA SFA/08. Finally, in June 2010, RIBA issued a new set of agreements, this time with the agreement of the ACA. This year, Stacy looks at the new riba agreements of 2010 and asks: is this the case? Are we still here? So, are we still here? The new suite has certainly alleviated many of the architects` concerns and should achieve general acceptance status in the sector, similar to that of the former RIBA SFA/99. Unfortunately, this also means that, like the SFA/99, large demanding and commercial customers will either modify the 2010 version or opt for tailor-made appointments. One way or another, the RIBA agreements got off to a good start in 2010. The list of forms for the 2018 suite is available at: LNB News 30/11/2018 118. RibA 2010`s nomination suite included the following forms, all of which were revised in 2012: the forms were not limited to use exclusively by architects, as other consultants could be hired under the consultant and sub-consultant versions.
The recent RIBA 2010 agreements are a tailor-made contractual suite, adapted to the appointment of an architect. The suite attempts to obtain a fair and balanced position between the architect and the client and is recognized as a standard industrial document. Like the 2007 agreements, the 2010 suite consists of appointments for „architect“ and „advisor“ and is offered in the form of „Standard,“ „Concise“ and „Domestic.“ A sub-council agreement is also available. The 2010 riba agreements are now shorter and easier to use appointments, while maintaining the flexibility and clarity that the 2007 agreements wanted to offer. Indeed, RIBA accepted the proposal to consolidate project data, services and pricing and fee plans in a document, a further improvement over the previous edition.