ABIC Contracts

Contract: ABIC SW 2018 H VIC Simple Works Housing (Set of 3)

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RRP $305.00
Author:Australian Institute of Architects & MBA
ISBN/Product Code:XX000202

This is the latest issue of the ABIC Simple Works (SW) contract, launched in 2018, and can only be used for housing projects. Under the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (DBCA), projects for domestic building work with a contract price of more than $5,000 must use a DBCA-compliant form of contract like the SW H VIC. The SW H Vic contract includes both options for adopting either the stage payment schedule under the DBCA, or the ABIC-standard monthly progress payments.

The SW contract should be selected to suit each individual project, taking account of its complexity, value and any specific project issues or requirements. Compared to the Major Works (MW) contract, the SW does not provide contract mechanisms for:

--urgent instructions --separable parts to the works (staged practical completion) --change of type of security --security from owner to contractor --dangerous or contaminated materials --encroachments --quality assurance systems --separate contractors.

The SW H VIC also provides a mechanism for the owner to pay the contractor a deposit. The deposit amount is a pre-payment of the contract price, capped to limits specified in the DBCA and regulations. See the SW User Guide for more information on the deposit limits and how the mechanism for payment works under the ABIC 2018 contracts.

Under the DBCA, domestic building work is the erection, construction, renovation, alteration, extension, improvement or repair of a home and associated work. If a project in Victoria is commercial or industrial but includes a residential component, then a form of contract compliant with the DBCA, such as SW H VIC, must be used.

Included in this contract pack is 3 copies of the contract, an Information Statement for the Owner and a copy of the mandatory Consumer Building Guide.

A Reference Copy (watermarked PDF) for the architect or contractor is available for sale, if you would like to see the whole contract.

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