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Form of building agreement 1982. 3rd edition 1998 (2003 revision)

Form of building agreement 1982. 3rd edition 1998 (2003 revision)

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Constitutes the third edition (1998) of the ACA's form of building agreement 1982 (2003 revision). Covers: contractor's general obligations; drawings, details, documents and information; obligations in respect of drawings, details, documents and information; visits to the works by the architect; supervision of the works by the contractor; vesting of property, contractor's indemnity and insurance; employer's liability; architect's instructions; assignment and sub-letting; employer's licensees; commencement and delays in the execution of the works; taking-over and defective work; taking-over of part of the works; antiquities; the contract sum; payment; valuation of architect's instructions; fluctuations; payment of the final contract sum; termination; termination due to causes outside the control of both parties; consequences of termination; notices and interpretation; construction industry scheme; disputes - conciliation, adjudication, litigation and arbitration; CDM Regulations; the time schedule; and stage payment schedule.


The ACA Model Conciliation Agreement is referred to in this agreement (it is bound into the 2003 revisions).




Publisher History

Founded in 1973, the Association of Consultant Architects represents architects in private practice throughout the UK. They are well known for their contracts and agreement documents.



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