Client's Role

1. CLIENT'S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Client shall discharge all his obligations connected with the project and engagement of the Architect as follows:
1.01 To provide detailed requirements of the project
1.02 To provide property lease/ ownership documents
1.03 To provide a site plan, to a suitable scale, showing boundaries, contours at suitable intervals, existing physical features including any existing roads, paths, trees, existing structures, existing service and utility lines and such lines to which the proposed service can be connected. In case such information is not readily available, the Client shall arrange for the survey/ collection of necessary information and pay for the same
1.04 To furnish reports on soil conditions and test as required by the Architect or pay for the preparation of the same.
1.05 To furnish specific conditions/ statutory stipulations/ Codes of Practice/Schedule of rates, etc., desired to be followed.
1.06 To pay all the fees, levies, security deposits and expenses in respect of statutory sanction.
1.07 To give effect to the professional advice of the Architect and cause no changes in the drawings and documents without the consent of the Architect
1.08 To honor Architect's bills within one week of its submission.
1.09 To appoint a Construction Manager (Clerk of Works/ Site Supervisor or Construction Management Agency in case of a large and complex project) as per the Architect's advice.

 

2. EXECUTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
2.01 The Architect shall keep the Client informed about the progress of work in his office.
2.02 The Architect shall appoint specialized consultants in consultation with the Client, if necessary.
2.03 The Architect shall be responsible for the direction and integration of the consultants work. The consultants, however, shall be fully responsible for the calculations, the detailed design and periodic inspection and evaluation of the work entrusted to them. The Architect shall, if requested, make available the design calculations.
2.04 The Architect will advise the Client on the Time Schedule (Bar Chart/PERT/ CPM Network) prepared by the contractors for the completion of work, if required.
2.05 The Architect shall supply to the Client, free of cost, upto six sets of drawings at different stages.
2.06 The Architect shall not make any deviations, alterations or omissions from the approved drawings, involving financial implications without prior consent of the Client.
2.07 Any professional services to be rendered by the Architect at the instance of the Client after the agreed project completion period shall be compensated for on mutually agreed terms.
2.08 The Architect shall exercise all reasonable skill, care and diligence in the discharge of his duties and shall exercise such general superintendence and inspection as may be necessary to ensure that works are being executed in accordance with the Conditions of Contract.
2.09 Any revision in the drawings, tenders and documents, once approved, required to be made by the Client shall be compensated as additional services rendered by the Architect and paid for @ 50% of the fee prescribed for the relevant stage(s).
2.10 No change shall be made in the approved drawings and specifications at site without the consent of the Architect.
2.11 Any curtailment of the professional services, beyond Stage 2, shall make it obligatory for the client to pay at least 20% of the fee for the remaining Stage(s) of the curtailed work/ Services.

 

3. TIME SCHEDULE:
The Architect shall, in consultation with the Client, prepare a Time Schedule in respect of various services to be rendered and discharge of Client's obligations.

 

4. INDEMNIFICATION:
In the event that a claim or suit is brought against the Architect or the Consultants by any third party for damages arising from personal injury or property damage caused wholly by the Client, or anyone employed by the Client, or anyone for whose acts the Client may be held responsible, then the Client shall indemnify the Architect and fully reimburse any loss, damage or expenses, including the attorney's fees, which the Architect may incur in connection therewith.

 

5. OWNERSHIP OF COPYRIGHT:
Architectural design is an intellectual property of the Architect. The drawings, specifications, documents and models as instruments of service are the property of the Architect whether the project, for which they are made, is executed or not. The Client shall retain copies of the Architect's models, drawings, specifications and other documents for his information and use in connection with the project. These shall not be used for any other project by the Client or the Architect or any other person, except for the repetition as stipulated in the Scale of Charges.

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