Kevin Sido Author's IICLE Chapter on "Architectural Contracts"
Kevin R. Sido, a Chicago-based partner in Hinshaw's Professional Lines Group authored "Architectural Contracts," which appears as Chapter 2 in "Construction Law: Transactional Considerations" (2010).
The purpose of this chapter is to provide the reader with an understanding of the basics of negotiating an agreement between the owner and the architect for the architect’s professional services. The owner and the architect have a different set of concerns and objectives that must be mutually resolved during the negotiating process. Successfully negotiated agreements accommodate each party’s needs whenever possible. In most cases, successfully negotiated agreements will result in an agreement that is unbiased and neutral — not favoring one party at the expense of other.
Topics addressed include:
- Industry Form Contracts
- Professional Licenses
- Pre-Contractual Issues
- Standard of Care
- Scope of Architect Services
- Construction Administration by Architect
- Risk Shifting
- Budget and Cost Estimates
- Submittals and Shop Drawings
- Certificates to Third Parties
- Dispute Resolution Issues for Architect Agreements
- Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practice
- Project Closeout
- Termination or Suspension
This chapter was first published by IICLE Press.