ABIC Contracts

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

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RRP $305.00
Author:Australian Institute of Architects & MBA
ISBN/Product Code:XX000209

This is the latest issue of the ABIC Simple Works contract, launched in 2018, and can only be used for housing projects. Under the Residential and Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act 2016 (RBWC Act), projects for domestic building work, with a contract price of more than $12,000, must use a compliant form of contract, RBWC-compliant form of contract like the SW H Tas. The SW H Tas adopts stage payments as required under the RBWC.

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 Tas 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 RBWC and the departmental Determination. 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 RBWC Act, residential building is generally constructing, altering, underpinning or demolishing a dwelling. If the project is the owner’s home or multi-unit housing, with no more than 3 separate dwellings one above the other, the project involves residential building work.

However, a building separated into different places of residence for rental, or a building designed to house more than 12 people not of the same family is not a residential building under the legislation. If the project is a hotel, boarding house and the like, usually providing temporary accommodation, the builder or the owner should get legal advice about whether the legislation applies to the project.

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