Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Contract Documents

The RAIC publishes and distributes a number of publications offered to help members strive for excellence in their practices and help promote architecture within their communities. As a service to members, the RAIC also distributes Standard Contract Documents and Canadian Construction Documents Committee publications.

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News about RAIC Standard Contract Forms

Canadian Standard Form of Contract between Architect and Consultant - Document Nine, 2018 edition.

The RAIC will be releasing the new Canadian Standard Form of Contract between Architect and Consultant - Document Nine, 2018 Edition this July.

Following wide acceptance of Document Six 2017, the RAIC Practice Support Committee has developed the new Document Nine to reflect a balanced approach to the contractual relationship between  client,  architect and consultants. Document Nine is paired with Document Six to provide a reasonable and appropriate distribution of responsibilities and risk. 

Canadian Standard Form of Contract between Architect and Consultant - Document Six, 2018 edition.

Two Document Six news itmes ...

Document Six is now available with 5 supplemental schedules created for specific types of projects. Schedule A can be replaced with:

Schedule A1 - Predesign Services

Schedule A2 - Building Condition Assessment Services

Schedule A3 - Services for a Simple to Average Project

Schedule A4 - Custom Residential Design Services

Schedule A5 - Interior Fitup Services

With the release of Document Nine 2018 in July, an updated Document Six 2018 will be released as well. Both standard forms will respond to prompt payment and ajudication legislation being introduced or considered in several jurisdictions.