ABIC building industry contracts
The Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC) are jointly published by the Australian Institute of Architects and Master Builders Australia.
ABIC contracts are intended for use in building projects where an architect administers the contract. They are designed to make contract administration clear and less prone to dispute or time-consuming negotiation.
ABIC contracts bring certainty to the process. They have been extensively refined and field-tested, and feature:
- plain English and a clear, logical structure that reflects the sequence of the construction process
- equitable allocation of virtually all project risks to one party or the other, eliminating uncertainty and many potential disputes
- an integrated suite of versions for major, simple and basic works, and for housing and non-housing projects
- detailed supporting documents, including a user guide, pro forma notices and certificates for the architect and the contractor
Selecting the right contract
There are different contracts for each state and territory and for various types of projects. Selecting the right ABIC contract can be critical to the success of a project.
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