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​​RIBA Contracts Day

RIBA Members get 50% off the RIBA CPD Programme, compared to non-members

Delegates who attend the full day course will receive complimentary copies of the main RIBA Professional Services Contracts and RIBA Building Contracts worth £150.

Are you looking to advance your knowledge and understanding of the new RIBA Professional Services Contracts and RIBA Building Contracts? The RIBA Contracts CPD Day will broaden your knowledge and provide you with a better understanding of the overall procurement framework, the architect/consultant’s role and help ensure that you choose the right form of contract.

The RIBA Contracts CPD Day is broken down into two sessions. The morning session will focus on the importance of using the appropriate form of appointment document and the content of the new suite of RIBA Professional Services Contracts. The afternoon session will focus on the various building contract procurement methods and the new 2018 edition of the RIBA Building Contracts.

"A necessary subject put over in a very understandable way by an acclaimed expert in that field who also understands the architect’s viewpoint. From this event the 2018 suite of contracts seem a very flexible and simpler basis on which to proceed with a project than some others which are available. Enjoyable and informative." - Ray Goodchild RIBA, Ray Goodchild Architects

How to select the appropriate form of appointment and building contract

Delegates have the option of attending either the morning or afternoon session; or can attend for the full day.

Morning session: choosing the appropriate form of appointment (10am to 1pm)

  • Overview of the various procurement methods – traditional, design and build, management, partnering and multi-party agreements
  • Legislation affecting procurement and contracts, and the implications on the role of the architect/consultant, including areas of risk
  • Why use a professional services contract?
  • What to consider when choosing a professional services contract
  • Summary of the new RIBA Professional Services Contracts - key changes/overview of the key contract terms
  • Workshop on the RIBA PSCs: managing liability and risk
  • Overview of the new CIC Collateral Warranties and Novation Agreements

Afternoon session: choosing the appropriate building contract (2pm to 5pm)

  • What are the various standard forms of contracts available and when are they applicable
  • Summary of the new RIBA Building Contracts - key changes/overview of the contract terms, focusing on risk and liability
  • Working on the RIBA Building Contracts: key contract administrator duties
  • Comparison between the RIBA Building Contracts and other forms of building contracts

The RIBA Contracts CPD Day will be delivered by Professor Sarah Lupton, who is a partner in Lupton Stellakis and directs the Master of Design Administration and the Diploma in Professional Practice at the Welsh School of Architecture.

By attending this CPD day you will increase your awareness and understanding of contracts and how to select the appropriate form of appointment and building contract for your business.

2019 Programme

Course fees

Morning/afternoon sessions: 3hrs CPD each

  • RIBA/CIAT members £60+VAT
  • Non-members £120+VAT
  • RIBA student member £25+VAT

Full day: two 3hrs CPD seminars

  • RIBA/CIAT members £105+VAT
  • Non-members £210+VAT
  • RIBA student member £50+VAT

Core curriculum topics

  1. Procurement and contracts
  2. Business, clients and services
  3. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

If you would like to see this course delivered in your region, please contact CPD Programme team, or call +44(0)207 307 3848.

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