ABIC Contracts

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

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RRP $305.00
Author:Australian Institute of Architects & MBA
ISBN/Product Code:XX000203

This is the latest issue of the ABIC Simple Works contract, launched in 2018, and can only be used for housing projects. Under the Home Building Act 1989 (HBA), projects for residential building work, with a contract price of more than $20,000, must use a HBA-compliant form of contract like the SW H NSW. The SW H NSW contract adopts stage payments prescribed by the HBA, instead of 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 NSW 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 HBA. See the User Guide for more information on the deposit limits and how the mechanism for payment works under the ABIC 2018 contracts.

Under the HBA, residential building work is the construction of a dwelling, or alterations or additions to a dwelling, or repairing, renovation, decoration or protective treatment of a dwelling. A “dwelling” is any building intended to be used as a dwelling--such as a detached or semi-detached house, terrace or town house, duplex, villa-home, strata or company title home unit or residential flat.

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

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

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