This information sheet intends to raise awareness on the general nature and stages of an adjudication and is not a substitute for professional advice. Members finding themselves either at the receiving end of a Notice of Adjudication or wishing to serve one should seek professional advice.
This information note is intended to detail CIAT’s policy on members becoming bankrupt or insolvent in relation to the Institute’s current constitution.
This information sheet aims to provide guidance for members on calculating fees and encourage members’ awareness of their own expenditure and what details need to be taken into consideration when giving costs to their clients.
Basic guide to the build-up and calculation of members' fees information sheet (2 of 3) spreadsheet for company with director(s) and partner(s)
Spreadsheet to accompany the Basic guide to the build-up and calculation of members' fees information sheet (2 of 3)
Basic guide to the build-up and calculation of members' fees information sheet (3 of 3) - spreadsheet for sole practitioners
Spreadsheet to accompany the Basic guide to the build-up of members' fees information sheet (3 of 3) sole practitioners
The process for building works in Republic of Ireland changed on 1 March 2014 with the introduction of SI 09 of 2014.
Members should be aware that all contracts entered into with consumers (with some limited exceptions) will fall within Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013).
When members either on the Register of Practices or the Profile Register close their practice for any reason, they are required to comply with the Code of Conduct Clause 4.
The Institute has a rigorous policy on Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and carries out the investigation of complaints in a thorough and open way.
Conflicts of interest between a member, a client and/or third parties remain a grey area and are often open to interpretation.
This information sheet is concerned with the more significant changes brought about by the New Construction Act.
Copyright in respect of architecture, gives the author of the drawings economic rights, protecting the ownership of drawings and enabling control over the use of the drawings.
On appointing a Chartered Architectural Technologist, clients need to determine the extent of the role required to satisfy their requirements.
Complying with data protection regulation is an essential part of running any successful business. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective from 25 May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, you need to understand the implications for your business and take measures to be compliant to avoid potential fines which can be crippling under the new regime.
This document aims to provide clarity to members on their obligations in respect of architectural services and advice to ensure their compliance with the Institute’s Code of Conduct and, where necessary, to obtain and maintain adequate professional indemnity insurance.
Members are advised that the advice on this information sheet only applies to BCAR certificates.
Members have the responsibility to advise clients when work falls within the scope of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (the Act). It is recommended this is done at the outset of any appointment for architectural services.
In order to avoid confusion in respect of what constitutes providing services to clients, it has been agreed that a member must register if they are providing services and/or advice to clients if it is linked to Architectural Technology or architecture or construction – i.e. anything connected to the architectural or construction industry.
Retaining documents can be an expensive and onerous business, incurring storage charges and involving deliberations over what to keep and what to destroy.
Rights of Light are rights that can be enjoyed by a building.
Termination provisions in standard form building contracts are not always user friendly.