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CPD Video: Why do architects need a form of appointment?

The RIBA and the ARB codes of conduct require architects to record the terms of their appointment before working with a client. Getting this key document right is critical

Written agreements between architects and clients are essential. This RIBA approved CPD video features a discussion chaired by Jane Duncan of Jane Duncan Architects & Interiors and past president of the RIBA.

A panel of specialists, all from RIBA committees, consider the importance of a form of appointment when working on a project of any size.

The CPD video helps answer the following questions:

  • Why do architects need forms of appointment?
  • What should a form of appointment contain?
  • How do you ensure a fair and balanced contract?
  • What are an architect’s main responsibilities in a form of appointment?
  • How do you set out fees?
  • If something goes wrong how do you minimise the impact?

To book the video RIBA Contracts: Why do Architects Need to Have a Form of Appointment? go to ribacpd.com/riba-journal

To find out more about RIBA Contracts Digital go to architecture.com/riba-contracts

  • Untapping the secrets of a good written agreement: Jane Duncan in the CPD video with Dieter Bentley-Gockmann from EPR Architects and chair of RIBA Regulation & Standards Group; Mark Klimt, partner at DWF and RIBA specialist practice consultant on contracts; Nigel Ostime from Hawkins\Brown and chair of RIBA Client Liaison Group; and Barbara Kaucky from Erect Architecture and chair of RIBA Small Practice Group.
    Untapping the secrets of a good written agreement: Jane Duncan in the CPD video with Dieter Bentley-Gockmann from EPR Architects and chair of RIBA Regulation & Standards Group; Mark Klimt, partner at DWF and RIBA specialist practice consultant on contracts; Nigel Ostime from Hawkins\Brown and chair of RIBA Client Liaison Group; and Barbara Kaucky from Erect Architecture and chair of RIBA Small Practice Group.
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